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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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Posted in Wine Buzz

Everything You Need to Know About France’s Wine Regions

For centuries, France has set the benchmarks for virtually every type of wine you could imagine, developed through a generations-long focus on the concept of terroir. In a nutshell, “terroir” is about matching the right variety to the right type

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Posted in Wine in the Glass, Wine Region Profiles

Joseph Phelps: A Fond Farewell to a Napa Valley Legend

I never met Joseph Phelps, but I felt like I knew him. Phelps died on April 15. He was 87. Like Robert Mondavi and a handful of others, Phelps was a pioneer in the Napa Valley. Like Mondavi and his

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Posted in Editor's Journal
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