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Which Do You Prefer — Burgundy or California Pinot Noir?

Ask a confirmed lover of red Burgundy what he thinks about California Pinot Noir, and you’re likely to be met with a raised eyebrow and a sniff. Burgundy aficionados know what they like and typically believe that all other wines

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French Wines to Try: Let the Label Be Your Friend

Although label laws have been relaxed in recent years, trying to figure out what’s inside many bottles of French wine can still be a daunting task. That’s because most bottles are labeled by region (known as an appellation in France)

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Discovering the Willamette Valley

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is best known for producing the same wine variety for which France’s Burgundy appellation is revered: Pinot Noir. But should you happen to run into a Willamette Valley vintner at his wine estate or a tasting event,

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The Most Expensive Wine in the World

There are two types of wine collectors: Those who stock up on what are perceived as the world’s finest wines for their own future enjoyment (and perhaps to impress their friends and associates with a well-stocked cellar). Those who buy

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