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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 […]

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 […]

Interview with Valter Scarbolo of Azienda Agr. Scarbolo, Friuli, Italy

There are many unique growing areas in the world, and the tiny slice of heaven known as Friuli is no

Friuli Venezia Giulia, the culture-rich mecca of eastern Italy

less exceptional than any other. Located in the east of Italy, bordering Slovenia and Austria, the region of Friuli is known for such culinary delights […]