A First Course in Wine: From Grape to Glass. Copyright 2013; Race Point Publishers, NY. 224 pages. Forward by Mario Batali.

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Wines for a Jack$on (under $20) – Chateau Larose – Trintaudon, Bordeaux, France 2005

It’s increasingly harder to find great wines under $20 from European wine producing countries. One must account for the Euro’s dominance of the dollar pretty much since its inception in the early 2000s. The high exchange rate and the rise in fuel charges have pushed many $15 wines into the $20+ range. There’s another factor […]

What’s in a name? The grapes behind the labels

What’s in a name? The linguistic nature of wine labels can be discouraging for the avid student. There’s little joy to exploring wines when one knows little of what’s inside or fails to have the resources to find out which grapes are responsible for the deliciousness in the glass. Names such as Bordeaux, Champagne, Rioja, […]

Wine for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Chateau Tramont 2005, Moulis, France

Moulis is one of the smaller and lesser-known appellations of Bordeaux, and as a result, wines from this small dot on the map are some of the most affordable Bordeaux wines available, yet still offer the trademark flavors of great French red wines. Moulis, along with another small appellation, Listrac, hangs out on the western […]