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In My Glass: 2010 Alois Lageder Haberle Pinot Bianco

My enduring fascination with the wines of Alto Adige continues, and the spring months are some of the best times to enjoy wines from this region of northeast Italy. (Though, in truth they should be enjoyed all year round!) The Alois Lageder Haberle Pinot Bianco is a straw yellow, with a clear, bright appearance in […]

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In My Glass: 2009 Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva

I have been a fan of Brancaia Tre for several years. The very well-made and well-priced Super Tuscan has been a regular on my dinner table, and it was definitely time to try another of Brancaia’s offerings, the Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG. Chianti Classico has to be a minimum of 75% Sangiovese, with up to […]

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In My Glass: 2008 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape

One of Glenn and my favorite winemakers at the Boston Wine Expo for the past two years has been Olivier Hillaire. Last year he represented the wines himself; it’s always a real treat to have the winemaker pour you a sample of his creation, especially when the wines are very good. This year we were […]

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In My Glass: 2011 90+ Cellars Sancerre Lot 69

Despite five or more feet of snow in my yard, I am optimistic that crocuses and green grass are just around the corner. In celebration of Daylight Saving Time and with hopes of beckoning the advent of spring, it was time for a springlike meal centered on asparagus and sauteed chicken. This meal could only […]

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Dinner – Set – Match: 2007 Weingut Grans Fassian Piesporter Riesling Kabinett and Thai Green Curry

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been tweeting tips and tidbits gleaned from a set of books about German wine that I won from Wines of Germany USA just before Christmas. One of the books in the set, Perfect Pairings: German Wines & Asian Flavours, explores the long-held concept that German wines are […]

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In My Glass: 2011 Ehlers Estate St. Helena Sylviane Rosé of Cabernet Franc

As someone who has spent the majority of her career working in the non-profit world, I certainly appreciate companies like Ehlers Estate, which have a purpose beyond making a profit. Ehlers Estate is one of the few wineries, and perhaps the only, to give away all of their profits.  When TJ at The Urban Grape […]

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In My Glass: 2012 Domaine Pral Rosé of Beaujolais Nouveau

As I perused the rosé aisle in Julio’s Liquors this past weekend a new wine caught my eye.  It was not just pink, but really, really pink.  The color alone caused me to pause and look again: it was a rosé of Beaujolais Nouveau of the 2012 vintage. It has been a number of years […]

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