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Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

October 13, 2017
Ted's pick... 2015 Chateau Talon Red Bordeaux for less than $80... A CASE!!!!
"Tasting Bordeaux reds under $10 recently and I found ....more....
 
Ted's pick... Althea Prosecco - A delicious mouthwatering Prosecco Superiore at an unsuperiore price!
"Fans of Prosecco will ....more....
 
Ted's pick... 2014 Breca has arrived... Dark, Lush & Plush - a steal for $14+
"Wooh! This tastes expensive! No Silly, it's 2014 Breca! ....more....
 
Ted's pick... 2006 Muscadet perfect for oysters tonight - Rare treat to find something like this available and affordable!
"Here’s something ....more....
 
Ted's pick... 93 Point 2015 Beringer "Luminus" Chardonnay is their Best Chardonnay in years!
"Beringer’s Best ....more....
 
Ted's pick... 97 Point Champagne Brimoncourt under $40!! Exceptional Champagne!!
"Champagne sales are continuing to decline. Most people ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
October 10, 2017
"..... It’s a screaming deal....."
“A sensational value the readers should snatch up is the 2015 IGP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae Carignan Vieilles ....more....
 
They say $25 (Wine Spectator), we say $16+, when bought by the case!   ..... 91 points too!
“This white is vibrant and rich-tasting, offering ....more....
 
“A lithe, rich and concentrated red.....
.....with dark plum, currant and bramble flavors flanked by Asian spice and mocha notes 
....more....
 
They say $32 (Wine Spectator), we say $25+, when bought by the case!    ..... 93 points too!
“Allomi, why not take Allomi… Not quite a direct song ....more....
 
“Bold, with dense notes.....
..... of dark chocolate—covered coffee bean, plum paste, wild blackberry, cigar box and date bread. Expressive 
....more....
 
Read this review.....
..... 93 points too!!
“Dark ruby color. Spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of spiced cherries, chocolate ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

October 5, 2017
I Remember when Prisoner tasted this great… a long time ago.
"Step aside Prisoner... 94 Point 2013 "Bootleg"  ....more....
 
Ted's pick... 94 Rated Shea Vyd St. Innocent Oregon Pinot Noir under $35!
"Here’s a great deal AND An Outstanding Pinot Noir. ....more....
 
Ted's pick... Vibrant, mouthwatering Chenin Blanc - eye opening great chenin!
"France's Loire region is the source of some of the  ....more....
 
Ted's pick... The perfect wine for 3 trays of Paella!
"Visiting Alicante Spain in April, we had on the itinerary visiting “Restaurant Paco  ....more....
 
Pronouncing this wine will give you a toothache.
"Luckily, the wine is fantastic! It always is great from Txomin Etxaniz which has   ....more....
 
Here’s another phenomenal “Gran Selezione” Chianti Classico.
"Castello di Ama is one of a small number of trend ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
September 30, 2017
"..... drinks like a Napa at a third of the price....."
"This is truly a wine that over delivers. This Cabernet drinks like a Napa at a third of ....more....
 
They say $32 (Wine Review Online) we say $24+ when bought by the case!
..... 93 points too!
"This is easily of   ....more....
 
“Nice to see a budget friendly Pinot Noir.....
..... in the mix of award winners. It's long on sweet cherry and raspberry fruit, and  
....more....
 
They say $17.99 (Beverage Testing Institute) we say $12+ when bought by the case!
..... 92 points too!

“Dark deep purple color ....more....
 
"..... A thoughtfully constructed peachy Chardonnay....."
"Light yellow straw color. Toasty aromas of lemon poppyseed muffin and almond  ....more....
 
Read this review.....
..... 91 points too!!
“Deep purple color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of blueberry and cherry ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
September 23, 2017
"..... This is a stunning wine....."
..... 95 points too!

“The 2013 Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello is a blend of 60% Sangiovese ....more....
 
They say $70 (Wine Spectator), we say $30+, when bought by the case!   ..... 93 points too!
“Savory hints of cured tobacco and smoke meet wild  ....more....
 
They say $17 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $10+, when bought by the case!   ..... 92 points too!
"Lemon, orange blossom and rose aromas start this exotic  ....more....
 
".....  whisps of white flowers, peaches, and citrus....."
"A new wine we have in the store of which I love is CIRO!
Not only is it a new 
....more....
 
They say $50 (Wine Review Online), we say $37+, when bought by the case!
..... 95 points too!

“Winemaker Ted  ....more....
 
90 points & 10 bucks!!
“A dark colored, dense wine that is rich and firmly structured. Aged in wood, it holds flavors of plum and berry fruits balanced  ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

September 16, 2017
It's really rare to find a palatable Barolo under $20!!
"A cooler end of Summer has allowed me to speed up my tasting on Fall Reds. Usually ....more....
 
Spanish Grand Cru Burgundy!
"Well, not really... but you can get the idea where I'm going. A big Hit at our tasting here at Pop's with Victor Ordonez ....more....
 
The 2015 Ridge Geyserville has arrived.....
..... and with this kind of press, I'd jump on these now...
The Geyserville vineyard 
....more....
 
This beautiful red drinks like a $20+ Cotes du Rhone from France.
"But it's from Spain... A big hit at this weekend's tasting ....more....
 
Been tasting Burgundy Reds and Whites lately...
"Lots of very expensive wines that just don't make the cut. Value is where it's at!! ....more....
 
Been tasting Burgundy Reds and Whites lately...
"Lots of very expensive wines that just don't make the cut. Value is where it's at!! ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
September 12, 2017
They say $12 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $8+   ..... 90 points too!!
“Red wine doesn't get much smoother—and values in Pinot Noir don't get much  ....more....
 
"..... very complex but also very well integrated....."
"The 2016 rendition is very complex but also very well integrated, with  ....more....
 
"..... It's a knockout at this price....."
“The aromas in this wine pop, with notes of dried herb, plum, vanilla and smoked meat.  ....more....
 
"..... silky tannins and a long, stylish finish....."
"When Carmenere is bad, it’s very, very bad. But when it’s good, like Tamaya it can be ....more....
 
"..... silky tannins and a savory finish....."
“Aromas of tea, berry and spice follow through to a medium to full body, firm and silky  ....more....
 
They say $23 (Wine Review Online), we say $17+
..... 92 points too!!

“A delightful blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet  ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

September 2, 2017
Have you heard of "Gran Selezione" Chianti wines?
"Relatively new to the US market, they are a new quality level HIGHER than Chianti  ....more....
 
Here's a classic French Pinot Noir at a fantastic price!
"Fly into Lyon and proceed North to the Côte Chalonnaise and then to the North is the  ....more....
 
Been tasting Burgundy Reds and Whites lately...
"Lots of very expensive wines that just don't make the cut.
A Puligny Montrachet  
....more....
 
Outstanding Spanish Red Blend under $7!!
"Pop's has great prices!!
We'd rather make friends and delivery quality wine  
....more....
 
Steal of a deal!!!
"$41.99 to as high as $85.00 Elsewhere/ At Pop's - $25.50!!
Outstanding Spanish Dessert Wine made by  
....more....
 
Old School Barbaresco - Rustic, Earthy, Sensous...
"Castello di Neive has long been a favorite. (Gotta go visit in person...tell Itallo  ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

August 26, 2017
The Roc is back!
"Nothing beats finding a great Red Bordeaux Value.
Two years in a row for the ROC! We sold a boat load  
....more....
 
Provence is the epicenter of the Rose Kingdom.
"This year, as in years past, Rose has grown in popularity. More people buying them ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
August 25, 2017
"..... I love it....."
"Terredora Di Paolo is one of the leading estates in Campania and this rose is made from 100 % Aglianico.  
....more....
 
“A ridiculously good value.....
..... in an easy to find bottling, vintage after vintage -- one that often bests blind tasting competitors that cost  
....more....
 
They say $18 (Wine Spectator), we say $13+, when bought by the case!   ..... 91 points too!
“Rich and refined, with good cut to the red plum, crushed  ....more....
 
"..... cherry, plum, flowers, leather, sweet tobacco, and subtle spices....."
"Some of you may recognize Ashley Mancill. Well  ....more....
 
"..... Very well crafted....."
This is classic Marlborough Sauvignon, with all of the flashy aromatics one would expect, but no over-the-top  ....more....
 
Read this review.....
..... 92 points too!

“A perfumed and beautiful wine with flowers, berries and hints of chocolate. Medium  ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
August 19, 2017
Updated End-Bin List
Many new items added!
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

August 16, 2017
"..... An explosive nose screams expensive....."
"Borsao is Spanish for value - or at least it should be.
Every wine these folks  
....more....
 
"..... All the juice not good enough for $40 Cab's are in this Super Value!....."
"Tasted this at the weekly wine tastings here at Pop's ....more....
 
One of the best Fume Blanc's made in Napa.
"A lot of stores over charge for this wine... and it is worth $35-40 a bottle... but for $25 ....more....
 
96 Point Brunello’s are
quite rare.
"Under $50… Non-existent!!!
This 2012 San Felice Campogiovanni  
....more....
 
"..... Tasting like it cost three times the price....."
"The 2015 Novellum Chardonnay from Southern France is Exotic and Perfumed, with  ....more....
 
"..... Refreshing, dry, beautiful fruit and just the right amount of bubbles....."
"My Better half loves bubbles, especially Rose  ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

August 12, 2017
White Bordeaux
"Amazing values across several price-points!

On my trips each year, the Bordalais have been very proud of their emerging white wines. There are some amazing crisp and refreshing whites under $10, and several more serious selections that won't break the bank.

A lot of growth in this category over the past few years. Also, a lot of weird labeling issues... like Lynch Bages in Pauillac not being able to put "Pauillac" on their labels because antiquated French laws don't allow wineries in Pauillac to sell White wines??? Whatever... at least we can sell them and educate you that Blanc de Lynch Bages is really grown in Pauillac and is fantastic wine!


Great wine doesn't have to cost a lot!
Ted Clark, Pop's Wines & Spirits, August 12, 2017

"Augey is Our Undeniable White Bordeaux Super Value!
The 2016 Augey is the best yet.
Augey White Bordeaux is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc 
....more....
 
"A steal of a value is the Ronan by Clinet Bordeaux Blanc!
Sourced grapes from a single vineyard owned by a friend of a Pomerol superstar 
....more....
 
"More tropical in style is the Chateau Recougne, also a similar blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon and estate bottled, this one has more pizzaz. ....more....
 
"A real Head-turner is the 2015 Clos des Lunes, Lune D'Argent...
Pale gold color with green hues and an aromatically. 
....more....
 
"The Best White Bordeaux in my opinion is Domaine de Chevalier.
Not always the highest rated when compared to Haut Brion or Pavillon Blanc 
....more....
 
"Is it really fair for a world class winery like Chateau Lynch Bages from the village of Pauillac to have to label their white wines as "Vin de Bordeaux?" ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
August 4, 2017
"..... it screams the beach and summer....."
"Ok I write to you today about the wine "La Cala "the grape is Vermentino it's from  ....more....
 
“A very pretty and balanced red.....
..... showing berry, chocolate and walnut character. Medium-bodied with a very clean  
....more....
 
"..... a very well-crafted Macon packed full of flavor....."
"White Burgundy over the years has either become unapproachable due ....more....
 
"..... a rich, medium to full-bodied, delicious effort....."
"Pitch is an exclusive bottling produced by one of T. Edward Wines’ partners ....more....
 
They say $10 (Wine Review Online), we say $6+ when bought by the case!
..... 90 points too!!
“Juicy, straightforward ....more....
 
"..... Delicious and lively....."
..... 92 points too!

“A real Oregon pinot with walnuts, plums and hints of chocolate. Medium and rounded ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
August 1, 2017
Collector's Corner

Best Price in the USA?
97 points too!!

"The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc  
....more....
 

Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

July 27, 2017

Here we go...  2015 Red Bordeaux's are starting to arrive.
"The Best vintage since 2010, Pop's will have several  ....more....
 

New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
July 25, 2017
".....this is a home run....."
"There is so much hit and miss Vinho Verde on the market. Not so with the 2015 Afectus Vinho Verde this is a home run.  ....more....
 
"..... rich flavors emerge on the long, velvety finish....."
"Catena, in my opinion is the most important winery in Argentina, producing both quantity   ....more....
 
Tasty 91 Point Blend!
“A firm and slightly chewy wine with light currant and berry character. Medium body, savory fruit and a fresh finish ....more....
 
"..... dried lemon and green apple....."   91 points too!!
“Lots of dried lemon and green apple character. Medium body, lime and grapefruit.  ....more....
 
“A beautiful and balanced wine.....
..... with blackcurrant and sweet tobacco character. Medium to full body. Stone and  
....more....
 
They say $16 (Wine Review Online), we say $12+, when bought by the case!
90 points too!!

“A cut above most  ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

July 19, 2017
Italy Vacation
6 different Cities Visited / 6 wines you can't live without!
"Early May had me going to Italy for vacation and what's not to like. House wine is really great. The food is amazing and ultra fresh. The AutoGrill's along the Autostrada highways have better quality food than any Rest stop in America. And there's something special at the toll plaza when you enter the correct number of Euro's to hear it say "Arrivaderci!"

Great wine doesn't have to cost a lot!
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant. Pop's Wines & Spirits,
July, 2017

1st Stop - Emilia Romagna, village of Imola
"Home of the BEST winery in Emilia Romagna - TRE MONTI!!
The old churches 
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2nd stop - Florence
"Home of all the Chianti wines. So much to see in Florence: The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s  ....more....
 
3rd Stop - Montalcino - Home of Brunello!
"Highly recommend spending a few days in Montalcino as there are over 75 great   ....more....
 
4th Stop - Amalfi Coast: Positano
"Anyone who travels to Rome, owes themselves a visit to the Amalfi Coast. Walking  ....more....
 
5th stop - Modena, Emilia Romagna
"Home of Balsamic Vinegars, Parmagiano Regiano Cheeses, Mortadella, Coppo,  ....more....
 
6th stop - Piedmont - Barolo Country!
"Barolo is a city as well as a wine. The city is very touristy so I suggest you head  ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

July 17, 2017
A few great deals to share today…
Everybody’s looking for great whites wines to drink in the Summer heat…
.  ....more....
 
Everybody loves a great Pinot Noir…. Closeout…
"New Zealand makes some of the most compelling Pinot Noirs… but no one wants to pay ....more....
 
Lastly, a killer Brunello Closeout…
"How about a 96 Rated (Decanter Magazine) 2011 Brunello from Silvio Nardi that
 ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
July 15, 2017
Read this review.....
90 points too!!

"The 2015 Burgáns Albariño shows the attractive characteristics of Rías  ....more....
 
"..... Don't miss this fabulous effort....."    92 points too!!
“Readers looking for a classic, incredibly well made Pinot Noir to buy by the case should ....more....
 
The Wine Spectator Smart Buys
90 points too!!
“This sleek sparkler is expressive for its floral apple and toasty cinnamon aromas  ....more....
 
One of our best selling Malbecs
92 points too!!

“This is fresh with lots of white pepper and salt as well as pretty fruit. Full to medium  ....more....
 
"..... fragrant, fleshy and concentrated....."
"One of Trentino’s top wineries Maso Poli’s Pinot Grigio, made from estate grown  ....more....
 
"..... dense, muscular, and concentrated palate....."
"The Colpetrone estate, sparked by their inspired winemaker is the most serious   ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
July 8, 2017
Grand Cru Italian Chard!
"This is so, so good! If you love Chardonnay, the Vie di Romans Chardonnay is a wine that should not be missed. This is a ....more....
 
Super Tuscan Extraordinare!
"Aska rosso hails from Bolgheri, worldwide famous for its prestigious wines and its exceptional vineyards ....more....
 
A Best Buy!
“With searing, upfront acidity, this wine takes on a briny character that accents the high-toned lemon zest and melon notes ....more....
 
#2 Wine and 95 Points
“Ripe and intense aromas of strawberries and blackberries with hints of black ink. Savory notes, too. Full-bodied, chewy ....more....
 
Platinum Award Winner!
“La Marca has been delivering quality in Prosecco for a while now, and this iteration represents a step up. It's a touch   ....more....
 
Classic Chablis!
“Bright and vivid aromas of sliced limes, green apples and stones. Medium-bodied, round and savory. Some  ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

July 7, 2017
Steal of a deal!!!
Too good to be True deals…
Here are six wines you can’t live without this Summer.
Great deals and Awesome Rose’s!

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits, July, 2017
$39.99-$64.99 Elsewhere. Outstanding 95 Point Charbono at Pop's under $30!!
"Charbono has a long history in California, but only a  ....more....
 
Crispy White Bordeaux made by the same family that owns Lynch Bages!
Half bottles are the perfect Starter wine to a great evening! ....more....
 
$21.99-$24.99 Elsewhere Outstanding Beaujolais imported by Kermit Lynch
under $14!!

"
An outstanding Red  ....more....
 
$39.99-$44.99 Elsewhere Outstanding Rioja RESERVA at Pop's under $25!!
"
Steal of a deal!!!
This is a deal that’ll 
....more....
 
Lastly, a few Rose’s…  Super Muga Rose!
"Muga has long produced one of our BEST selling Rose's... Now they have a new  ....more....
 
What’s this years HOT-SELLING Rose????
S
ummer Water!!
Summer Water is more than the rosé of the season
....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
July 1, 2017
A Fine Bargain Chardonnay!
“The white half of a pair of 90 point wines for everyday drinking, this Chardonnay is a cut above most in its price  ....more....
 
Super "Baby" Tuscan
“Over the years this “baby” Super Tuscan has compiled an impressive track record, winning awards everywhere  ....more....
 
Sauvignon Blanc Smart Buy!
“Whiffs of smoke and honeysuckle add an aromatic accent to the core of peach, pear and mango flavors  ....more....
 
Australian Revival!
“This is full-bodied, velvety-textured and expansive in the mouth, delivering plenty of bold cassis, chocolate ....more....
 
Spanish Ultra-Value!
“A spicy red with blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry character. Some pepper notes, too. Full body and soft and juicy  ....more....
 
Summer Favorite!
“A crisp and minerally white shows sliced lemons, green apples and hints of smoke. Medium body, tangy  ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

June 24, 2017

Too Good to be True - Rose Steal of a deal!
In short… a $53.94 case Can’t miss Rose Closeout for Summer drinking! ....more....
 

Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

June 21, 2017
"One of the best wines of my entire 2 weeks in Spain??"
Here's a GREAT GIFT!
"During my trip to Spain in April, our first stop was  ....more....
 
2009 Muga, Prado, Enea Gran Riserva, 3 bottles & Decanter Gift ....more....


 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
June 17, 2017
"..... I was so excited to get this variety in the store....."
Ahhhhh Bonarda also known as Charbona, Douce Noir, and Corbeau. It's usually 
....more....
 
"..... Gorgeous Rose French Spritzer....."
"It is warm here and if you have a hankering for something light but refreshing,  ....more....
 
Read this Review.... It sold us!!
"As the name suggest this wine may be unparallel when it comes to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. While most of these  ....more....
 
91 point Classic Napa Chardonnay
“Lemon curd and pear aromas follow through to full body, slightly oily texture  ....more....
 
Read this Review.... It sold us!!
“Rich, ripe and oaky, this full-bodied wine has loads of sweet blackberry and black cherry ­flavors, with generous  ....more....
 
"..... downright delicious....."
..... 92 points too!!
“Argentine malbec is unlike any other malbec, and the 2014 Gascon Reserva  ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

June 12, 2017
Highly Rated Gems - Extremely Limited!!!
Here are 6 Wines you can't live without for your wine collections. All of these could be on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Issue in November.


Great wine doesn't have to cost a lot!
Ted Clark, Pop's Wines & Spirits, June, 2017

99 Point Viognier white wine Gem from the Northern Rhone Valley in France!
99 Points and under $100!!! (by the case of 6 - Really....more....
 
98 Point 2014 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend from the master, Christian Mouiex (Petrus).
98 points James ....more....

 
98 Point First Growth!!
2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac - When only the Very Best will do. Great Father's Day Gift!  ....more....
 
97 Points - Great press for the greatest luxury Sauvignon Blanc made in California.
"Made from a slightly different close, Sauvignon ....more....
 
95 Points - Laurel Glen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
"Here's a super deal on a highly rated California ....more....
 
95 Point Sauternes HALF BOTTLE (375ML) Delicious, mesmerizing dessert wine alert!!
2010 Chateau ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
June 10, 2017
Spectacular Rose
With all the Rose out there, it is getting harder to find ones that stand out. However the Casual Rose from Tandem is
....more....
 
Austrian Gem
Ok Let me start off by saying that I love this grape variety. It's an Austrian gem of a wine. If you like Pinot Noirs, you
 ....more....
 
Outstanding Effort
A blend of 50% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the grapes are carefully harvested
 ....more....
 
92 Point Gavi di Gavi
“A dense and layered white with dried pineapple and peach character. Medium to full body. Bright and layered  ....more....
 
93 Point Malbec
“Loads of subtle blackberry, dried fruit, spice and flower petal aromas follow through to a full body with integrated   ....more....
 
93 Points and a Cellar Selection
“Under the ownership of Jacky Lorenzetti, president of one of France's top rugby
 ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

June 5, 2017
Ted's Blog - Rose season is here!
Pop's has over 80 Rose's in stock all year round. Being close to the beach, locals getting a whiff of warmth (or sitting next to a heat lamp) drink Rose all year round.

Here's my 6 favorite 2016 Rose's to relax with this Summer!


Oregon Rose in a Can!"Yes, Cans are back... Big time. What better way to drink Rose on the Beach than to grab a bunch of 2016 Underwood Rose ....more....
 
$10+ for REAL Provence Rose!!!"Here's my VALUE Pick of the year, the 2016 Perle Cotes de Provence Rose is simply stunning for the price. ....more....
 

Oh, La, La!!
"Come on, you can't resist saying it! And you won't be able to resist drinking this fantastic 2016 French Rose. ....more....
 

Southern French Lafage!
"Domaine Lafage makes some of the best wines in France’s Roussillon region and their 2016 Rose is unbelievable! ....more....
 

Italian Rose!
"The 2016 Malabaila Piedmont Rose is my favorite Italian Rose in 2016. What I love about this Rose - It has an intense ....more....
 

The BEST Domestic Rose of 2016 is definitely Red Car!
"The 2016 Red Car Rose of Pinot Noir is a rarity in California: Single vineyard ....more....
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

May 30, 2017

There is no better vintage of Red Bordeaux to buy right now!

I was in Bordeaux in early April to taste through Barrel samples of the 2016's (Another Great Vintage: 2014, 2015, 2016 All Excellent) at the Chateau's of First Growths, Super Seconds and several favorites.

2014 (Here now) is the best vintage since 2010 and the prices are much lower than the 2015's (Arriving Spring 2018) and 2016's (Arriving Spring 2019).

Here are 6 standouts at all price levels.


Value doesn't get much better than a Durantou made wine... This guy spends more time with the vines than with humans... meaning he is ....more....
 
Next door, Ronan Labourde is crafting small quantities of world class Pomerol - Chateau Clinet. Ronan is always fun to visit. A big red carpet from the  ....more....
 

Margaux did very well in 2014. Here's a gem:
96 points - James Suckling
"Dark currants and berries with walnuts on the nose.  ....more....
 

Speaking of Favorites... I love Pichon Baron in Pauillac. Finally, they have an outstanding Red Bordeaux for All of us to enjoy under $40!!! Same  ....more....
 

In the early 1800's Chateau Haut Bailly was selling for more than Chateau Lafite Rothschild. A true story.
There is nothing like  ....more....
 

The highlight of my most recent visit to Bordeaux... a dinner AT Chateau Cheval Blanc. WOW! In case you are unaware, they are owned by LVMH  ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
May 29, 2017
Updated End-Bin List
Many new items added!
 
Ted's Blog 
Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

May 24, 2017

Back from a trip to Spain, it is abundantly clear: Spain's BEST Wine Values are being discovered by Jorge Ordonez.
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"One of the great joys in wine is discovering a drinkable everyday wine that satisfies beyond expectation.
 
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"Possibly the single greatest dry red wine value in the world, this is an unbelievable wine”.
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"Muga Rose is the best selling Spanish Rose in the store!
A complex blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo, it has 
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If this was California, this would be $50+
Outstanding dark red, opaque, dense color that emanates dark black fruits, a full 
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"Muga has been setting the standards for World Class Rioja for over 50 years!
The 2012 is a great vintage starting to drink 
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"Vatan Tinta de Toro is made with the Tinta de Toro grape, an ancient clone of Tempranillo that is native to D.O. Toro. It is because of this noble . ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
May 14, 2017
Collector's Corner

"..... delicious, understated complexity....."
..... 95 points too!!

"Gorgeous aromas of sweet tobacco, iodine 
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
May 12, 2017
A Real Malbec
“An attractive red with notes of dried berries and light chocolate. Spicy, too. Full-bodied, juicy and rich with a long and flavorful finish. ....more....
 
A Super Value & 91 Points
“This shows ripe red and black fruit such as cherries, plums and currants with violet and earth undertones. Medium body, soft .....more....
 
Vibrant Quaffer that Over Delivers!
"Every time this year as the weather begins to change, I start looking for summer patio wines. The Isle Saint Pierre, Blanc is the perfect .....more....
 
A Platinum Award winner at the 2017 San Diego Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition.
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Editor’s Choice!
"Beautifully integrated oak and a firm structure combine in this rather tight but superbly balanced wine. It smells like black cherries  .....more....
 
Smart Buys!
“Bold, with dense notes of dark chocolate-covered coffee bean, plum paste, wild blackberry, cigar box and date bread. Expressive and.....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
May 5, 2017
Seductively Sensual White!
Popolo Bianco is made using 100% Cortese the grape of Gavi fame. Since this wine comes from outside the Gavi commune it is ......more....
 
Consistently Outstanding!
“Kenwood is more or less a cabernet sauvignon house, though it excels throughout the lineup. The Jack London Ranch cabernet  .....more....
 
91 points and an Editors’ Choice!
“Savory pepper and grilled beef aromas make this wine appetizing, its rich berry and ripe plum flavors bringing excellent  .....more....
 
Platinum Award Winner!
“A fresh, clean and lively glass of Italian fizz that avoids any beery character, focusing on lemon, lime and wet stone aromas .....more....
 
Cheap & Good Pinot Noir!
“This wine is quite good almost every year, and 2015 is certainly no exception. It shows plenty of depth and fruit flavor at this .....more....
 
Exciting Italian Red!
“Cantele is another exciting winery that represents the energy and the innovation that comes with a new generation. The Cantele .....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
April 24, 2017
Super-Charged Soave!
Yes yet another favorite of mine (of which has also become a favorite of my families as well). The Anselmi San Vincenzo from  .....more....
 

Poor Man's Brunello!
The 2015 Poggiolupi has arrived!!!!
Declassified Chianti Classico - TASTES LIKE YOU ARE IN ITALY!Year in, Year out, this
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Gorgeous Summer Sipper!
As a summer sipper, Bigaro is without peer because of its delicacy and perfect balance. Bigaro is a blend of two different  .....more....
 
94 point Extremely Limited Portuguese Red
“Blending Syrah and Touriga Franca, this is the flagship wine from this property. New barrel  .....more....
 
Killer Cabernet
This is a New Release from Treana and it is Killer. I swear if you put this in a blind tasting with other high end Cabernets like Silver Oak  .....more....
 
Nothing Freaky about this wine!
“Dark, dense with fruit flavor and thickly tannic, this full-bodied wine is a monument to concentration, ripeness and richness. .....more....