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  1. Surprise of Texas: Bending Branch’s Dr. Bob Makes a Sizzling Rosé Sparkler from Tannat

    Surprise of Texas: Bending Branch’s Dr. Bob Makes a Sizzling Rosé Sparkler from Tannat

    We taste many wines for this column and we always hope for the best, but, look, we’re human; we do open some with greater anticipation than others. One wine we tried recently was a sparkling rosé of Tannat from Bending Branch Winery in Texas. Here are the first two words of our tasting notes: “We’re surprised.”

    It’s not news that ...

  2. Dorothy J and John

    Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer in Two Bottles: Decanting Drama

    "We had had other wines from GunBun, as people call it, but had not recently had its Gewürz until pioneering winemaker David Ramey of Ramey Wine Cellars wrote a couple of years ago that if we loved the Navarro, we had to try the GunBun. "

  3. Dorothy

    Post-Verdict: Keeping the Focus on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

    "After we began absorbing the guilty verdicts delivered to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, one thing became clear to us: People cannot step back from working for racial and social justice, equality, and inclusion."

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    Why Lyle Railsback left his dream job at Kermit Lynch to become an entrepreneur

    "One time in Collioure, our grower had paid a diver to go bring up sea urchins, and they had a whole box of sea urchins. So he stood there and shucked the sea urchins and drank Collioure Blanc." Lyle Railsback on some of the magical moments working for Kermit Lynch

  5. Dorothy J

    Nebbiolo in the Alps: A New Generation Helps Chart Valtellina's Renaissance

    "Valtellina is one of the wine world’s most extreme and challenging locations. The terraced vineyards there face south, basking in uncommon amounts of sunlight in the valley that runs east to west." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher

  6. Diora Rosé: Winemaking With a Large Palette; Two Vintages, Two Strikingly Different Blends

    Diora Rosé: Winemaking With a Large Palette; Two Vintages, Two Strikingly Different Blends

    We’ve been told for years and we’ve even written it: Good wines are made in the vineyard. It’s all about the place, the terroir and, yes, that does exist.
  7. Made in Terrassenmosel: Sarah Löwenstein of Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein

    Made in Terrassenmosel: Sarah Löwenstein of Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein

    To grow wine on these steep and rocky slopes requires dedication, perseverance, and a standard of hands-on care that is almost unparalleled in modern winemaking.
  8. OTBN in Lockdown: Divorce Wines, Miami Dust and a Perfect Bottle From Costco

    OTBN in Lockdown: Divorce Wines, Miami Dust and a Perfect Bottle From Costco

    Given the state of the world, we never would have guessed this, but Open That Bottle Night 2021 reached new heights, celebrated by wine stores from Massachusetts to Singapore, by wineries from Australia to Tuscany and by shut-in-for-too-long people from Jamaica to Sonoma.
  9. Argentina Beyond Malbec: Interview with Lucia Romero of Dos Minas

    Argentina Beyond Malbec: Interview with Lucia Romero of Dos Minas

    "We want these wines to transport the consumers to our unique desert-like region, and at the same time we want to make wines that are easy to drink and enjoy with friends and family." - Lucia Romero
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