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With the great Bordeaux becoming more and more premier every year, it is only natural to look occasionally for bargains, and there may be no better wine bargains available today than its "shadow" of the great Chateaux of Bordeaux. There are certain rules that govern the making of such wines. In addition to being made from grapes that grow under the...

Planning an entire party around large-format bottles of wine makes for an unexpected entertaining twist. If you’re the host, you’ll be revered, hailed as a modern-day Hemingway at the Ritz. Your guests will be bowled over with sheer joy, undercut by a slight trepidation and fear of pouring from a massive 6-liter bottle into a 21-ounce wine glass. But that’s a good problem to have....

Like its close neighbour and kin of the Beaune appellation, the red wine of the Côte de Beaune is a straight ruby colour with a hint of mauve highlights. The nose is straightforward (small red fruits and notes of animal, humus and underbrush), and preludes a round and seductive palate with just the right degree of acidity to...

Whether red or white, It is as accessible as it is amiable, honest and straightforward in taste.

The red, which has the gleaming crimson highlights of the Pinot grape. When young, a bright cherry. Its aromas run a classic spectrum through cherry, gooseberry and blackcurrant to notes of...

Without doubt Scotland has its irreplaceable prestige in whisky world, much less the rare and exhauseted edition. Rare whisky is experiencing a perfect storm of diminishing stocks and skyrocketing demand...

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