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Are Expensive Wines Better?

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

This may be the wine question I’m most frequently asked by consumers. The question is broad, so a simple “yes or no” answer doesn’t work, but the short answer is “usually.” ...In objective terms, wine quality tends to go up with price. ...Some regions are famous for producing wines which offer an excellent quality-price ratio.

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Cahors Quality Soaring with Paul Hobbs' Crocus

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Until fairly recently, Malbec had had a tough career. For most of its life, it was primarily known as a “Bordeaux variety,” and not one of the prominent ones. It got a new lease on life in Argentina and, now, is seeing a renaissance in Cahors.

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France on 75,000 Calories a Day

by Chuck Hayward

The morning is always my favorite part of these trips. I wake up "well rested", which translates to "no sleep, oh well". To quote our youngest traveler John Perry "we can sleep when we are dead."

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David Derby - First Day in France

by Chuck Hayward

This trip is all about business, so I resolved to wait for wine until our first appointment on Tuesday. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder - I hope the same goes for wine.

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