March 2015

  1. Down & Dirty in Dogliani: Two Piedmont Stunners from Pecchenino!

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  2. Monster Reserve Napa Red Deal at a Price Too Low to Show!

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  3. Southern Burgundy's Brightest: High Scoring Whites from the Region's Best!

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  4. Copain's Remarkable Tous Ensemble: Ground Shipping Included on 6+ Bottles!

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  5. Haut Brion on a Budget? The Dillon Family's Just-Released 2009 Clarendelle, Only $15.98!

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  6. REALLY Old-Vine Shiraz and Cabernet from the Illustrious Elderton Winery

    .h4 { /*@editable*/ color: #9e1f63; display: block; /*@editable*/ font-family: Arial; /*@editable*/ font-size: 16px; /*@editable*/ font-weight: bold; margin-top: 0%; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 0%; margin-left: 0; /*@editable*/ text-align: left; } To all Wine Exchangers, You always remember your first, right? First kiss, first child, first, uh, anyway… I remember my first Elderton Command Shiraz like it was yesterday. Boy, what a wine...
  7. Priorat Deal of the Year: All the $200 Clos Erasmus is in This Wine...at 1/4 the Price!

    .h4 { /*@editable*/ color: #9e1f63; display: block; /*@editable*/ font-family: Arial; /*@editable*/ font-size: 16px; /*@editable*/ font-weight: bold; margin-top: 0%; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 0%; margin-left: 0; /*@editable*/ text-align: left; } To all Wine Exchangers, All things being equal, who would you want to cook an ‘Iron Chef Breakfast’ with what you have in the fridge, Thomas Keller or the line chef from...
  8. Hobbs in the House: The 2012 Ahnfeldt Cab is Their Best Yet!

    .h4 { /*@editable*/ color: #9e1f63; display: block; /*@editable*/ font-family: Arial; /*@editable*/ font-size: 16px; /*@editable*/ font-weight: bold; margin-top: 0%; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 0%; margin-left: 0; /*@editable*/ text-align: left; } To all Wine Exchangers,   It’s the New Wine Exchange so we might as well bust out the newest model of one of our all-time best-selling Cabernets. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to...
  9. Lions & Leopards & Syrah, Oh My! Groundbreaking Reds from Fable Mtn.

    .h4 { /*@editable*/ color: #9e1f63; display: block; /*@editable*/ font-family: Arial; /*@editable*/ font-size: 16px; /*@editable*/ font-weight: bold; margin-top: 0%; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 0%; margin-left: 0; /*@editable*/ text-align: left; } To all Wine Exchangers,   Another wonderful surprise from South Africa. If SA keeps this up I may eventually have to road trip down there just to see what the heck is...
  10. Sending Out an S.O.S! Sting's 91 & 96pt. Tuscan Reds

    To all Wine Exchangers, Sending out an S.O.S. Some of you might recall a number of years ago (November 2003 to be exact) we did quite a bit of work with a wine called “When we Dance’, a Tuscan red produced by the Il Palagio estate. Now the whole "As seen on TV" approach hadn’t usually been a part of...

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