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Tasting Two Verticals of Domaine Louis Latour Grand Cru Burgundy

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Maison Louis Latour is more than just a negociant. Within its family of companies is Domaine Louis Latour, the largest owner of Grand Cru acreage in Burgundy. Nearly 70 of Domaine Louis Latour’s 118.6 total acres of Burgundian vines there are Grand Cru. Another 34 acres are Premier Cru.

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Australian Wines for Old World Palates

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Australia is not just a great country for robust Shiraz, fruity Grenache and powerful Chardonnay. It offers precise Pinot Noir, lean Chardonnay, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and other cool-climate surprises.

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Why It's So Hard to Identify Aromas in Wine

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

With the quickest of glances, we know if the vehicle ahead of us is a sports car or a sedan, a pickup or hatchback. When we hear a siren, we instinctively know whether or not it’s a police car, a fire truck or an ambulance. Why then, is it so hard to identify what we smell in a glass of wine? There are three primary reasons: the way our brain works, our vocabulary and the complexity of wine.

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Tasting 13 Vintages of Joseph Phelps Insignia

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Phelps Insignia is one of the most iconic wines of Napa Valley. It’s track record of high scores and collectability has been built not just on lip-smacking drinkability, but also complexity and consistency. And, though it is a wine that drinks well young, it can age magnificently.

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