Month: March 2016

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Five wines that command attention

It’s the end of March and I’ve had a good week tasting several red wines — two from the France — and a wonderful dry Riesling. Here are the reviews: • 2012 Inkblot Tannat, Lodi, $26.95 — Here’s a red grape varietal that is popular in southwest France where it’s used in blends. California’s Michael […]

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Greek Vinsanto: Luscious sweet wines of paradise

You say Vin Santo, I say Vinsanto. What’s the difference? Vin Santo, from Tuscany is made from Italian white grapes trebbiano and malavasia bianca. Vinsanto, from the Greece, specifically the island of Santorini, is made with native white grapes Assyrtico and Aidan. Both are luscious dessert wines, served slightly chilled, that can be made dry […]