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A semi regular wine review

Wine pairing – Sautéed Duck Breast with Tokaji

It has been a while since I posted a wine pairing but I thought this one was worth writing about. I recently found a long Island Duckling on sale at my local supermarket. I separated the duck into parts, keeping … Continue reading

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Wine For The Fortnight – Ayala Champagne Brut Majeur, NV

I recently tried Ayala Champagne’s Brut Majeur and enjoyed it. I usual do enjoy drinking Champagne. This one is very light despite being made from 60% red grapes. It had a definite citrusy flavor with a little bit of yeast … Continue reading

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Wine For The Fortnight – Villa Sparina Barbera Del Monferrato Superiore 2012

Since our last “Better Know A Varietal” feature was on Barbera (http://thewinepopulist.com/?p=373), I thought it would be nice to review one. Villa Sparina’s Barbera Del Monferrato Superiore 2012, is a very nice example of a modern take on Barbara. While … Continue reading

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Wine For The Fortnight – DeMorgenzon DMZ Cabernet Rosé, 2014

This fortnight’s wine is a rosé that takes something of a different path. DMZ is made by the DeMorgenzon winery in the Western Cape area of South Africa. Although labeled as being a “Cabernet Rosé”, a little digging on the … Continue reading

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A Wine for the Fortnight – Scacciadiavoli, Montefalco Rosso, 2009

The Central Italian town of Montefalco is famous for its Sagrantino grape and the resulting single varietal wine, Sagrantino di Montefalco.  Wine makers in this corner of Umbria have another red wine trick up their sleeves, Montefalco Rosso, made with … Continue reading

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A Wine For The Fortnight – Marcarini, Ciabot Camerano, Barbera D’ Alba, 2010

Barbera is a red wine grape from Piedmont in Italy.  It used to be the most commonly planted grape variety in Italy until it was surpassed by Sangiovese.  In most of Italy it turns out ordinary wines but in the … Continue reading

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Wine For The Fortnight – A Box Wine?

You may think this is taking populism to far but I liked this one.  So how did it happen?  I recently attended a tasting of affordable Bordeaux wines.  Most were reasonably well made but unexciting.  There were a few good … Continue reading

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Wine For the Fortnight – Pace Roero Arneis, 2011

OK, I know it’s been a lot more than a fortnight since the last wine review.  This one may have been worth waiting for. Arneis is a white grape from Piedmont in Italy.  Piedmont is a region most known for … Continue reading

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Wine For the Fortnight – Jidvei, Tarnave Region, Sauvignon Blan,c 2011

Friends can be a great source for new wines.  On Sunday I tasted two brought over by our friends Alex and Dania to have with dinner.  The first was a very nice inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc from Rumania, Jidvei, Tarnave Region, … Continue reading

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And a new New York Surprise

Last night my wife and I ate at SK Bistro on City Island in New York.  In addition to enjoying the good food and the very reasonable wine list, the owner Stephane gave us a taste of a Champagne style … Continue reading

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