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There’s a Cure for the Saumur Wine Blues

…And I’ll get to it at the end. In the meantime, no spoilers. No cheating. No peeking, no snooping, no shaking the box beneath the Christmas tree under penalty of a bitch-slap. I have had a pathological aversion to spoilers ever since … Continue reading

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Pyrenees Vineyards Refuses To Make a Name For Itself

First of all, I should not be writing this column.  I have seven children and I am on all counts over the creative kick of naming things.  In fact, my youngest daughter is called  La’Taesha Ayala Tanquenika because I totally … Continue reading

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The Middle Loire: White Soul, Red Heart, Pink Whatever

Thanks to a confluence of sauvignon blanc, melon de bourgogne and chenin blanc, the soul of the Loire Valley runs whiter than Willie Nelson’s rump. But the heart of the region—Chinon—is red.  Boiled lobster red; red as Christian wrath; redder … Continue reading

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