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The New Best $15 Pinot Noir

Probably/definitely blasphemous, but I liken the task of finding a Pinot Noir 15 bucks or less to that of the quest for the Holy Grail. So when I picked up a bottle of Les Deux Moulins Pinot from the Loire Valley, I had a bit of trepidation. Though I was cautiously optimistic, because I had [More]

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A Loire Cabernet Franc Duo That’s a Delicious Bargain

One of my all-time favorite red wines is Loire Cabernet Franc. Well-aged, on the powerful side, or named for “drunken nights,” its savory freshness makes me swoon. You can also find great deals on Loire Cabernet Franc made in a manner to drink right away. I (re)discovered this at a recent Loire Valley¬†wine tasting. Cave [More]

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Can A $15 Wine Be Considered Great?

Buckle up, because I’m going to get a little rant-y. I recently read a blog post and a “hear hear” response on Facebook stating that there are no great wines under $15, and to zip it when it comes to saying so in your blog. I, however, disagree with the pronouncement and the prescribed action. [More]

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