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A First Look at 2011 Vintage Ports: Part 1


2011 was the first broadly declared year for vintage ports since 2007. This is the first of a two-part blogpost on the new vintage and new developments in the world of vintage port.

A First Look at 2011 Vintage Ports: Part 2


Just about all of the port houses have made their declarations to release a vintage port from the 2011 harvest. This blogpost looks into the style of the new vintage along with observations from the top winemakers of the region. Tasting notes on the recently presented barrel samples are included.

The 2011 Vintage in California: A Cautionary Tale


Many consider the 2011 vintage in California to be one of the more difficult years for top quality wines. A recent tasting of 2011 pinot noirs provided a more nuanced understanding of the vintage.

2011 Napa Vintage Preview with a Glance Back at California Futures


In checking out our most popular blogposts, this one focusing on the 2011 cabernets from California is one of our most read essays so with those wines now arriving, we thought it would be a good opportunity to revisit this topic!

Vindicating Vintage Port


Whatever the excuse, be it warm weather or too much wine during dinner, many of us ignore port. Since it can be hard to amass a serious understanding of a wine unless you drink it, I welcomed the opportunity to acquaint myself with some recently declared 2009s and the rare chance to look at how the previous three vintages are shaping up.

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