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O Valpolicella, Valpolicella, wherefore art thou Valpolicella?

One of my favorite cities in Italy is the vibrant and ancient city of Verona. Located 100 miles west of Venice, Verona has so much to offer to Italians and tourists alike. The city has some of the best-preserved Roman … Continue reading

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One of Italy’s 10,000 Grapes: Refosco

Being a native Minnesotan, I am extremely proud of how many pristine, beautiful lakes we have scattered throughout the state. We modestly exclaim we are the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” but we Minnesotans are quite modest and we do not … Continue reading

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Charles Thomas – 2011 Cotes du Rhone

Charles Thomas Vineyards The vineyards of Charles Thomas are organically farmed on an archaeological site with artifacts dating back to the 4th century, with some of the vineyard still being plowed manually by horses. The vineyards produce four varietals, the … Continue reading

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Ca’ Del Baio – Valgrande – Barbaresco: Ryan’s Favorite Red Wine of 2012

Ca’ Del Baio – Valgrande Barbaresco 2009 My favorite red wine of 2012 is hands-down the Valgrande Barbaresco (2009 Vintage) from the Ca’ Del Baio Cantina in Piedmonte Italy. I am a huge Nebbiolo fan and being able to get … Continue reading

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Left Coast Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Oregon

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Value wines from Oregon are hard to come by, especially Estate bottled and sustainably farmed. However, the Left Coast Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is an excellent value. Willamette Valley Pinot is a wine that over … Continue reading

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