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Bodegas Grant ‘La Garrocha’ Amontillado Sherry NV

Bodegas Grant ‘La Garrocha’ Amontillado Sherry NV

My first real experience with Sherry, the fortified Spanish wine beloved by British grandmas and hipster somms alike, was fittingly at Sherryfest in New York. These many iterations of Sherry were vast and varying, from light and salty to thick and syrupy. How could so much variety fall under one category? I asked a friend […]

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Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers Saumur Rouge 2016

Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers Saumur Rouge 2016

Smell is closely associated with memory, something that wine reminds us of at the most unexpected times. Sometimes, when sticking your nose in a glass as a mere formality, a wave of recognition washes over. I once blind-tasted a wine so striking that, although I couldn’t pinpoint the producer, grape, or region, I immediately recollected […]

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Anne Amie Vineyards ‘Prismé’ Pinot Noir Blanc 2014

Anne Amie Vineyards ‘Prismé’ Pinot Noir Blanc 2014

Sometimes I like knowing exactly how my glass of wine will taste. It’s comforting to decide what kind of wine fits my current mood, select a beloved bottle, and relish in its familiar scents and flavors. Perhaps that’s why I never have my favorite wines stocked at home; the second I buy them, I drink […]

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Review: G.B. Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga 2016

Review: G.B. Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga 2016

Under the category “good problems to have” goes the moment of indecision that comes about when there are just too many delicious, well-priced wines available on a wine list. It most recently occurred for me when dining with friends at a brand new Italian joint in Brooklyn. After much discussion and debate (cru Beaujolais and […]

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