Hidden gems from the Boutique Wine Collection.
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Jul 21st, 2014
* The business of wine has gotten big; so big that the number of worldwide importing companies has surpassed 10,000. And having...
Picnic line-up: Three Pears, Spumante, Little James' Basket and Mason
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Jul 13th, 2014
* A version of this column was first published in Sunday’s print edition of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Lovers of the outdoors...
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Jul 28th, 2013
* A version of this column was first published in the on-line edition of Saturday’s Knoxville News Sentinel. South Africa’s Western Cape...
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Sep 9th, 2012
Here’s the unedited copy of my column on Spanish Garnacha that appeared in today’s Knoxville News Sentinel. It’s not quite as riddled...
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Aug 18th, 2012
Recently, I had a question-and-answer session with wine importer Fran Kysela, of Kysela Pere et Fils, Ltd. Kysela was a finalist last...
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Aug 5th, 2012
The adult beverage market in the U.S. has a new player on the block, and it might not be what you would...
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Jul 22nd, 2012
It has been said that the Greeks brought wine to Italy, and in turn the Italians gave wine to the world. The...
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Jul 8th, 2012
Napa Valley’s most notorious cult winery, Screaming Eagle, just released its whopping 600-bottle production of Sauvignon Blanc through its preferred customer list....
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Jun 24th, 2012
Sometimes proper names can be confusing. Take, for example, the grape varietal Albarino. It may sound like a can of tuna off...
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May 31st, 2012
The pride of Portuguese winemaking may gravitate around world-renowned vintage ports but for simple, everyday consumption that pride really starts with Vinho...