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Review: Domaine de Montvac ‘Arabesque’ Vacqueyras 2014

Review: Domaine de Montvac ‘Arabesque’ Vacqueyras 2014

As much as female winemakers are discussed today, the world of wine has historically been dominated by men. The phrase “& Fils,” appended to the family name of many French domaines, exemplifies the tradition of handing the family business from father to son, generation after generation. The southern Rhône’s Domaine de Montvac, however, follows a matrilineal […]

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Review: Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Review: Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Here’s an unpopular opinion: I hate New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has a tendency to be completely overblown yet somehow also generic-tasting at the same time. Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is almost always overly fruity, aggressively herbaceous (if you can even categorize that signature jalapeño-cat pee stink as “herbaceous”), and far too boozy.

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Review: Pavo Real Red Wine 2012

Review: Pavo Real Red Wine 2012

When it comes to Mexico, the two libations that get the most attention are beer and tequila. You might hear about mescal now and again, especially in urban areas. But the one alcohol that is almost always left out is wine. In fact, most people probably don’t even know that you can make wine south of the […]

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