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Killer Bordeaux Bargain: Chateau Carbonneau

By Christopher Matthews It’s no secret that Bordeaux represents a great source of wine value, despite the outsized focus on the Grand Cru chateaux and hallowed First Growths (which certainly have their place, too). Value, of course, is a very relative thing, but … Continue reading

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Beaujolais Nouveau? OK, But Do a “Cru” for Thanksgiving

By Christopher Matthews I’m not here to bury Beaujolais Nouveau — many have tried to do that already, and to little avail — but I’m not here to praise it, either. Designed for immediate gulping to celebrate the Beaujolais harvest (internationally), the cheap … Continue reading

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Mosel Pinot Noir? Aber Ja (from Stein)!

By Christopher Matthews Germany is rightfully known for its Riesling. Not only is Germany by far the world’s biggest producer of the noble grape; it’s also the international benchmark for Riesling styles and excellence — from delicate, shimmering off-dry Kabinetts and complex, dazzling dry … Continue reading

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An “Explosive” German Riesling

By Christopher Matthews My wine tastes and affinities are wide-ranging.  But one constant staple at our table is Riesling. In particular German Riesling, which remains the benchmark for most Riesling styles — and quality — for what has become a truly international grape. It’s also … Continue reading

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