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10 Bordeaux Wines Your Collection Needs

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

If you've recently started collecting wine, you'll want to know the best wines to acquire. As it turns out, Bordeaux wines should be right at the top of your list. These wines blend premium grape varieties - primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for red Bordeaux, and Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Semillon for white Bordeaux. Combined with the estate's pride of production, regional differences help create the bold complexity for which Bordeaux wine is known.

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Merlot Renaissance: Making It Happen

by Chuck Hayward

Over the past few years, merlot has suffered more than any other grape. But there are some compelling examples being produced these days. Here's how one winery is making it happen.

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A casual morning with Christian Moueix over a glass of Petrus

by Chuck Hayward

So after a night of much needed sleep we began today with a tasting of the 2008 lineup from Jean-Pierre Moueix. While the company has been run since the 1970s by Jean-Pierre’s son Christian, it still retains the name of its founder who started the business as a wine merchant in Libourne in 1937. The company is still there today, with their office and warehouse space located in a row of buildings built in the 19th century along the Dordogne River.

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