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Greek Wines

Greek Wines

Greek wines seem poised to knock rosé off its pedestal as the official wine of summer. And why not? Like the pink potion from Provence, Greek wines evoke the warm, Mediterranean vineyards where they are grown.   This is among the oldest winemaking region in the world, with evidence of probable winemaking dating back some […]

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Wine on a Budget

Wine on a Budget

At a recent dinner gathering, someone told me – sotto voce – that he only bought wine that cost less than $10 a bottle. There’s nothing wrong with that, I replied. Good wine can be had for under a sawbuck.   Yeah, he countered, but how do you know what’s good?   Unless you’ve had […]

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Spain's Unheralded White Wine

Spain’s Unheralded White Wine

SUMMERTIME PERFECTION   Looking for something different to drink this summer?  Do yourself (and your palate) a favor and check out two wines from the Spanish estate Javier Sanz – their Verdejo and Verdejo/Viura blend. The estate was founded slightly over 100 years ago by Javier’s great-grandfather, Agustín Nanclares.  Once just growers, their goal today […]

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