Hidden gems from the Boutique Wine Collection.
By Roger Killen
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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...
Hecht & Bannier 2013 Côtes de Provence Rosé.
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Jun 6th, 2014
I love it. Hecht & Bannier’s 2013 Côtes de Provence Rosé is smokin’ hot. And, without a doubt, one of the two...
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Jan 31st, 2014
Even the snobbiest of wine snobs will secretly admit, every now and then all they really want is a big, delicious, mindless,...
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Jan 21st, 2014
* A version of this column was first published in the on-line edition of Saturday’s Knoxville News Sentinel. New Years aren’t just...
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Nov 26th, 2013
We’ve been charged with bringing dessert pie to Zia Carol’s Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday. If it makes it that long. Since I...
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Oct 23rd, 2013
Sometimes you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. That could be said for the simply named wine, CDR, from Domaine Select Wine...
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Oct 16th, 2013
Over the last few falls and winters, we have taken to hosting more dinner and house parties. Something there is that loves...
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May 26th, 2012
*The syndicate of the wine world is always trying to prognosticate about what the next big wine is going to be.  During...
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May 4th, 2012
Every spring is ushered in with seasonal indicators. In nature we notice the Wordsworth-inspiring daffodils, the golden forsythia and the pink quince...