Wines of the Week: July 14-20

Everyday: Aside from the fact that really good rosés from southern France make me sad that I’m not quaffing them on premises, I love wines like the 2013 Domaine de Nizas Languedoc Rosé ($14). Brimming with life and boasting pristine fruit/acid balance, this syrah/grenache/mourvedre blend bounces between lush and lean on the palate, with a […]

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Linkin’ logs 7-23-14

After a frenetic, exhausting hiatus (“retiring” is hard work!), the Linkin’ Man is back. Some semi-recent gems: • A newish (to me, at least) website called VinePair pulled together a great look at 12 wineries of serious architectural distinction. That pairs deftly with the Drinks Business’ report on the world’s most extreme vineyards. • Which demographics […]

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Wines of the Week: July 7-13

Everyday: I went to State Bird Provisions expecting to drink “regular” wine, but one sip of the Montaña Perucchi Vermouth Blanco ($15) put the kibosh on that game plan. This is nectar-of-the-gods stuff, rich but clean, complex but focused. This Spanish beauty, which has been produced in Barcelona since 1876, contains 40-plus ingredients, and the […]

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Wines of the Week: June 23-29

Everyday: Spain might have crashed and burned mightily at the World Cup, but its wines still offer world-class value. The 2010 Tochuelo Vinos de Madrid Tempranillo-Garnacha ($9) is a rustic delight, boasting big ol’ red-fruit flavors with just enough earthiness, plus uncommon grip and structure for such an inexpensive offering. A touch of sweetness at […]

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