Pop's Wines & Spirits
256 Long Beach Road, Island Park, New York 11558
516.431.0025, 516.432.2648, Fax,
sales@popswine.com

Store Hours:  Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu: 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 12 Noon - 5pm


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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
May 1, 2015
Updated End-Bin List
Many new items added!
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
April 24, 2015
They say $13 (Wine Review Online), we say $8+, when bought by the case!!
..... 90 points too!!
"France's Rhone Valley, despite its popularity, continues to serve up value  .....
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They say $24 (Beverage Dynamics), we say $18+, when bought by the case!!
..... 93 points too!!
“This new effort from Kim Crawford’s hilltop vineyards has a welcoming  .....
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Awesome wine...Awesome price!!!
"There was a time when you struggled to get good Pinot Noir under $20 and good Pinot under $10. was unheard of. Lately I’ve tasted quite a few value Pinot Noir .....
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"..... For a world-class, ageworthy red wine this is a remarkable value....."
"The 2009 Cune Imperial has landed at Pop’s, and after tasting you will find perhaps one of the greatest wineries in the business .....
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"One of the great sleepers of the vintage.....
..... and probably the best Clos de Marquis I have ever tasted this wine could easily compete with many of the vintage's classified growths. Dense, opaque purple-colored,  .....
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"..... a hidden gem....."
"Michel Chapoutier, the renowned Rhône producer, has a personal estate in the Languedoc, called Bila-Haut. Latour de France (not to be confused with the  .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
April 17, 2015
"..... it’s hard to do better at this price......"
"This benchmark Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc delivers yet again. The quality is still in the bottle from this perennial Best Buy. It’s plump in feel, with ripe  .....
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"..... a wine that easily drinks at
twice its cost....."
"Value is perception. Sometimes people misconstrue value as having to be cheap. I perceive value as when a wine  .....
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Read this review.....
“This alluring white delivers a broad range of flavors in a pillowy texture, while crisp, well-integrated acidity maintains the focus. Melon, coconut, spice and smoky flavors .....
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"..... the Wiemer Dry Riesling drew raves....."
"I love New York! That's more than just a slogan to those of us who live here and love wine. New York is home to five wine-growing regions and has been producing stellar wines  .....
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"..... This is a wonderful wine, pure
Pinot--no steroids....."
"Looking for "real" Pinot Noir that is priced to drink everyday, well we’ve been selling a boatload of this Bacchus Pinot  .....
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"..... It’s dark, almost opaque, displaying a serious, concentrated profile....."
"We are facing what is probably the best vintage of the decade!" Don Emilio Moro….. and with only 600,000 bottles made, and   .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
April 10, 2015
"..... Trust me, you want this wine!..... "
"BACK UP THE TRUCK!!...RED BORDEAUX That is Sipping $25++, while and only $9+ bucks by the case! 'Tis the season to be jolly once again because it is still so .....
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"..... finish that rocked my taste buds!....."
"So here we go....starting off this rainy Tuesday with perhaps one of the greatest Barbera's to hit our shelves!!
So our new supplier from Vintus .....
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"..... this represents unbeatable value ....."
..... 90 points too!!
"Man Vintner’s Steen Chenin Blanc 2014 received 90 points from Parker back in October. This is the perfect time of year .....
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....."... a wine that over deliverers
for the price point!...."
"Wyatt was born out of the idea that good California cabernet can be found at inexpensive prices. A custom label made
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"..... rarely have I tasted such an exceptional wine at the price....."
“The firm of Joseph Drouhin, one of Burgundy’s best, is still family owned and operated. Though they own vineyards extensively  .....
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Read this review.....     ..... 90 points too!!
Look carefully here, a 90 point review from thye most conservative reviewer out there..... His 90 point reviewds are usually for wines costing 2-3 times the price!.....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
April 3, 2015
"I'm one of the last people to drink
under $10 wines.....
.....and this Bacaro Merlot I plan to buy by the case!
The first day of Spring occurs .....
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So please stop what you doing now……
and BUY THIS!!
"So are you ready, because our supplier just offered Pop’s the SWEETEST Brunello deal that we’ve come across in a .....
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"..... serious bang for the buck....."
"This delicious, crowd pleasing Cabernet value is a no-brainer, delivering serious bang for the buck! With its ripe yet gripping tannins providing good structure to the ripe palate .....
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"..... This is NOW a ridiculous value
at $11.00 a bottle....."
"We’re getting into full swing with our staff tastings. This week’s VIP was an old friend of ours Sotiris Bafitis. Sotiris is .....
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"..... The flavors are plush and
exuberantly round....."
"Over the years this Pinot Noir from Benton Lane has particularly been one of my favorites, I tend to lean toward the more .....
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"..... Pure, beautiful Barolo for 30 Beans....."
"Ellena Giuseppe is based in Barolo's famous "La Morra" district... the wines from this area sell for $80, $90, $100 a bottle, especially for the 2010's which are really hard to get......
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
March 27, 2015
Too good to be true.....
"We've seen this priced at $30+ at that famous wine store in Manhattan. Napa Valley Cabernet (hnot to be confused with the entry level BV"Coastal" Cabernet) from a vener .....
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"..... and folks, it is KILLER!!....."
"The ultimate Rose is back in stock at Pop’s with a new vintage 2014…......and folks, it is KILLER!!
“Look at is this way, a single  .....
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They say $11 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $7+, when bought by the case!! ..... 90 points too!!
“Aromatic and elegant, generous and supple, this tastes rich while feeling polished and complete. An enticing, light aroma  .....
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“Chteau Simard is a claret lover’s treasure.....
.....  It is rare indeed to find a red Bordeaux that is not released until nearly ten years after the vintage. That has always been the case with Château Simard. The blend   .....
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“No winery in America delivers
better value.....
..... than Barefoot Cellars. Winemaker Jennifer Wall and her team are master blenders, crafting excellent wines that most anyone  .....
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".... this wine has excelled.... "
"Few things in California wine are more consistent than a Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc. Through the years, despite production levels that approach 100,000 cases   .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
March 20, 2015
"..... is literally half the price of most
of its competitors....."
"I’m quite often asked do we really need another Barbera? Well I say “YES”, especially when it is possibly the Italian wine value   .....
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".....medium-bodied with fine, silky tannins....."     ..... 92 points too!!
"The 2010 Gran Reserva Malbec is from Vistalba in Lujan de Cuyo and undergoes 18 months aging in new French  .....
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".....  You will be hard pressed to find a better Pinot Grigio at this price....."
"You’re probably thinking what I was thinking, “oh no not another Pinot Grigio”. Let me tell you, this is not just another Pinot Grigio.  .....
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"..... There’s great depth and richness
in this serious wine....."
“St. Francis doesn’t make a lot of different bottlings -- they prefer to concentrate on making great wines at affordable prices  .....
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"..... A steal at this price....."
"Dialed in to top dead center is what I'd call this Chardonnay that walks the tightrope between creamy and crisp, or viscous and bright if you prefer. Lemon, apple, a little  .....
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My new Favorite Cotes du Rhone
Red Blend......
"2013 was a challenging vintage in the Rhone valley. Tasting a few dozen different Cotes du Rhones at a recent trade tasting r  .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
March 13, 2015
Crazy Price HERE!!......
"ONLY $2.95 per BOTTLE for 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau!!! (originally $9.85)
Welcome to Pop’s Wines and Spirits, once again! Since 1944 we've been  .....
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"..... It is simply hard to beat this wine for its quality and price....."
"It is quite often that we feature this wine; however it is with good reason. It is simply hard to beat this wine for its quality   .....
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"..... The Best Riesling and a Platinum
Award winner....."
“A terrific, mineral-driven dry Riesling from one of my favorite Finger Lakes producers. The bouquet shows bright white  .....
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They say $18 (Beverage Dynamics), we say $11+, when bought by the case!
..... 94 points too!!
“A top chardonnay for the money; very balanced with great fruit and just  .....
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"This is one of the tastiest and
affordable rosés.....
..... in the market. It isn’t going to inspire lots of contemplation and you won’t waste time mulling over its virtues -- this coquettish  .....
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They say $17 (Wine review Online), we say $11+, when bought by the case!
..... 93 points too!!
“This interesting and unusual blend from Rocca delle Macie demonstrates a  .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
March 6, 2015
Go Ahead, Google this wine.....
..... you'll see prices of $24.99, $26.49 & $27.99!! Buy it at Pop's for $18.78!!
"Beringer Knights Valley has long been one of my favorite $30 and under Cabs.  .....
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"..... great depth and flavor....."
..... 95 points too!!
“This is very ripe and layered with lots of honey, oil, dried lemon and apple character. It's full body very deep and intense .....
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".....  very fine-grained texture to the complex flavors....."     ..... 90+ points too!!
“Bright, saturated red-ruby. High-toned, almost liqueur-like aromas of black cherry, blackberry, violet, licorice and mint; more  .....
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"..... shows power and density....."
..... 92 points too!!
“Full of tannins at this stage, it shows power and density. It’s a blend of more than 10 varieties, giving complexity as well as  .....
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This wine screams value!
"Once again we’ve begun our weekly staff wine seminars and this week’s lineup was quite stellar. However one of the major standouts was the Visconti Montepulciano  .....
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..... It’s a wow kind of wine....."
“I’ve always considered Grgich Hills Estate one of California’s top producers. I expect their wines to be distinctive. Despite their fantastic track record, successive bottlings  .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
February 27, 2015
Updated End-Bin List
Many new items added!
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
February 20, 2015
"Big, sassy, and full of attitude.....
..... is how the winemaker describes this very appealing new addition to the Markham portfolio, and I absolutely agree it is a very apt description. This juicy, aromatic .....
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They say $12 (Wine Review Online), we say $8+, when bought by the case!!
..... 90 points too!!
"A bracing, fresh Pinot Grigio that makes me think that this style has a future  .....
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Read this review.....     ..... 90 points too!!
“Dark purple. Assertive aromas of oak-spiced blackberry, dark chocolate and pungent flowers. Plush, round and sweet, with a spicy nuance adding complexity to cherry-vanilla  .....
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"..... Everyday wine for Brunello drinkers!....."
"Cellar Gem: The Genie in the bottle: Poggiolupi 2012: Everyday wine for Brunello drinkers! That time of the day when "it's time" to open some wine.. A magical time, .....
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"..... velvety-textured red....."
“Even better is the 2012 Borsao Tinto, a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Tempranillo aged in stainless steel. Made in the fourth straight drought vintage in the province .....
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Crowd Favorite Cab Value under $40 - 92WA last Vintage... A steal!
"One of the BEST value regions for HIGH QUALITY Cab these days... California if you have a few $20 bills in your pocket .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
February 13, 2015
"..... A great wine doesn't have to
cost a lot....."
"Great Everyday Pinot Noir for Salmon: 2013 Apaltagua Pinot Noir from Chile! Home Run! Something about Salmon and  .....
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They say $15 (Beverage Tasting Institute), we say $10+, when bought by the case!!
..... 92 points too!! 
“Purple black color. Aromas of toasty raspberry tart and caramelized bacon with a   .....
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They say $14 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $10+, when bought by the case!
..... 91 points too!!
 
“Crisp citrus aromas and fresh lemon and grapefruit flavors define this  .....
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Cellar Gem
"Outrageous Dry Red for now or 15 years from now! Not all Cellar gems have to be expensive. Not all Cellar Gems have to be $50+ wines... a common misperception. There  .....
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"..... white Burgundy at this price is increasingly rare,...."
“Montagny is an often-overlooked village in the Côte Chalonnaise that is home to some excellent white Burgundies, such  .....
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"..... FRAYYY-ZAAAA!....."
"Austere - living on the dark side of the wine world! FRAYYY-ZAAAA! Awesome Italian Red! If the word "Austere" gets your attention... Then I have a wine for you...  FREISA!!!! .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
February 6, 2015
Read this review.....
Stephen Tanzer is the most conservative reviewer out there. Pay $30-$70+
for 91 point wines!
”Bright purple. Deeply pitched  .....
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".....full-bodied, lavish, extravagant nature....."     ..... 94 points too!!
“Newton’s 2012 Chardonnay Unfiltered exhibits lots of honeysuckle, tropical fruit and marmalade, good minerality and  .....
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"..... complex, structured red....."
..... 92 points too!!
“Aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, wild sage and pine mingle with cherry, tobacco and earth notes in this complex, structured  .....
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"..... This serious yet seductive example....."
..... 91 points too!!
Stephen Tanzer is the most conservative reviewer out there. Pay $30-$70+ for 91 point wines!   .....
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"..... very nicely balanced....."
..... 90 points too!!
“In my travels in Argentina last summer I missed visiting Bodegas Norton -- where does the time go? This is very nicely .  .....
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"..... Impressive for the price....."
..... 90 points too!!
“Silky and seductive, with pear and spicy grapefruit flavors on a taut, polished frame, lingering with intensity and  .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
January 30, 2015
"..... wonderful wine that drinks like a
$45 Cabernet....."
"Ex Libris is classic Cabernet Sauvignon. Reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of a top-notch Bordeaux and a Washington .....
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You're kidding me right.....
..... a wine named Cupcake gets a
93 point rating!
"So…I confess that I probably wouldn’t choose a wine from Cupcake if the Queen  .....
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"..... a juicy mouth watering winner....."
"From one of the most beautiful wine growing areas in the U.S. comes a beautiful wine, River's Red. Grapes for three Rivers Winery are sourced from some of the most .....
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They say $15 (Wine Spectator), we say $11, when bought by the case!! ..... 91 points too!!
“A polished texture carries harmonious flavors of black cherry, licorice, fresh herbs and earth in this focused red, with well-integrated .....
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Read this review.....    ..... 93 points too!!
“This is a delightfully floral and lemony-crisp wine, with a touch of crème brûlée balanced between layers of citrus. Despite the rich accent, it’s light-bodied and easy to like,  .....
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'Love this review.....     ..... 92 points too!!
"Sleek, lithe and inviting, offering juicy red and black cherry flavors, with gentle spice notes, that glide quickly over polished tannins into the long and vivid finish. This has presence .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
January 16, 2015
"..... wonderful aromas, followed by
subtle fruit flavors....."
"A big brand, made by a small winery mentality. To craft their Cabernet Sauvignon, they work closely with family-owned  .....
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“Crisp and sleek.....
..... with juicy, expansive nectarine and peach flavors that play against citrusy acidity, finishing with zing and a sense of softness that lets the finish keep singing. Drink now .....
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They say $12 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $8+, when bought by the case!!
A Wine Enthusiast Best Buy!
“Soft, spicy and jammy, this is rich in clove and big-hearted blackberry fruit. Easy .....
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"..... an incredibly ridiculous value ....."
At $15.00 this Cab would be a good deal, but at $8.40 (by the solid case) for this very drinkable Cab? That's a crazy deal. But Line 39 is exactly that, a concentrated, juicy and . .....
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"..... floral and spice aromas .....
fresh and vibrant.....”
“This wine has lovely simplicity, the wood present but not enough to interfere with the seductively ripe berry fruit. .....
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You're kidding me, right?
$7+, by the case, for a 92 point wine!
“The vineyards of Spain offer a wide range of flavorful and affordable red wines, especially from the Mediterranean coast. .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
January 9, 2015
"..... has long been a Pop’s favorite for high quality value priced Chardonnay....."
"Throwing a party or serving a crowd for the holidays? This is the Chardonnay for you, loaded with ripe, juicy pear and  .....
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"..... one of the finest Petite Sirahs
I have tasted....."
"Petite does not equal small!! Make no mistake, the Petite Sirah grape is not true to its name and the wines are generally  .....
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They say $17 (Wine Review Online), we say $9+, when bought by the case of six!!
..... 92 points too!!
“An unusually succulent rosé, crafted from Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre .....
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Read this review.....
..... all this for $9+ when bought by the case!
“Richness, depth and generosity are good traits of this full-bodied but smooth-textured Cabernet. Light oak accents  .....
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"..... well-balanced..... floral.....
pear..... apple....."
“La Marca Prosecco is slightly off-dry but well balanced, showing an inviting floral note, hints of pear and pippin apple, with fine .....
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They say $12 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $8+, when bought by the case!! ..... 90 points too!!
“Polished, plush and vibrant, with a core of plum and black currant fruit welling up seductively against hints of sweet spices and   .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
January 2, 2015
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Pay $18 on that famous wine web-site!
“Smooth, aromatic and mellow with sweet honeysuckle and ripe pear with notes of vanilla; balanced and softly juicy.”
Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting  .....
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The Italian Gentleman......
"We were standing around talking about wine one day when the "Italian gentleman" (Aristocrat) mentions just how good the Avalon Cabernet is..... really good, solid  .....
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".....Dense, rich, and full-bodied....."
"St. Francis Winery has consistently produced luscious, elegant, fruit driven wines that best interpret the richness and distinct varietal characteristics of Sonoma's  .....
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".....Tasting blind I would have guessed Pricey Premier-Cru Burgundy!! ....."
"What's the first thing that comes into your mind when someone says Rioja? Red wine? Tempranillo? I thought so! Most  .....
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They say $15 (WineReviewOnline.com), we say $10+, when bought by the case!!
..... 90 points too!!
“This lip-smacking, classically styled Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc  .....
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".....This tastes like it should cost three or four times its price....."
"I’m consistently asked, what is the best value producing country? Argentina, Chile, California and Italy all produce some great  .....
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".....I loved the ripe and silky fruit....."
"This was the winner at our weekly staff wine seminar a few weeks ago. After the tasting Dorothy Jacobs and myself were racing to write this beautiful wine up. Since she  .....
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"..... Fascinating wine. Very stylish....."
..... 94 points too!!
"James Suckling calls this his pick up the week. That may be the biggest understatement, as this may be in the running for pick  .....
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"..... it's a real bargain to find a decade-old Bordeaux of this quality for this price.....”
“Château Simard is a claret lover’s treasure. It is rare indeed to find a red Bordeaux that is not released until nearly ten years  .....
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"..... A complex and lively red....."
"Another top notch Greek wine brought in by an old friend of our store, Sotiris Bafitis. Sotiris in my opinion is one of the foremost authorities on Greek wines. He is responsible   .....
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"..... Delivers incredible value....."
"Once again Spain is killing it with the best values in the wine world. Filon Real has long been a favorite and the new vintage is no slouch either. We just tasted this the  .....
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The people have voted!
"How does a relatively obscure wine, originally ordered to fill a customer request, quietly become one of the best sellers in our inventory? There is no better  .....
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They say $75 (Malt Advocate), we say $59+
..... 94 points too!!
One of the best prices in he USA!!
"An old classic, but how do the newest bottlings fare? Rich, chewy, slightly o .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
November 14, 2014
The people have voted!
"How does a relatively obscure wine, originally ordered to fill a customer request, quietly become one of the best sellers in our inventory? There is no better  .....
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It's Nouveau Time!
"It's that time of the year. This year's Nouveau will arrive Thursday, November 20th. As is usual, you can place your order and your credit card will not be billed until .....
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Platinum award winner at Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
..... 94 points too!!
“The Francis Ford Coppola winery has been on a roll these past few vintages  .....
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".....modest tannins, refreshing acidity,
and red fruits....."
"New on the scene in the U.S., French importer Virginie Rolland is making quite an impression. It doesn't hurt that her uncle is  .....
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"..... Excellent bang for the buck here....."
"If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times, the best values in wine are coming from Spain. The 2013 Flaco is killing it for value. Look at it, 89 points from the conservative  .....
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"..... An absolutely stupid value for $23+....."
"Past vintages of Chakana Malbec have scored very high in the critics tastings (92WA for the 2012)... we barely got enough wine to satisfy a few mouths... not nearly enough  .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
November 7, 2014
".....medium-bodied with fine, silky tannins....."     ..... 92 points too!!
"The 2010 Gran Reserva Malbec is from Vistalba in Lujan de Cuyo and undergoes 18 months aging in new French and  .....
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"..... A complex and lively red....."
"Another top notch Greek wine brought in by an old friend of our store, Sotiris Bafitis. Sotiris in my opinion is one of the foremost authorities on Greek wines. He is responsible  .....
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".....Tasting blind I would have guessed Pricey Premier-Cru Burgundy!!....."
"What's the first thing that comes into your mind when someone says Rioja? Red wine? Tempranillo? I thought so!  .....
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"..... Delivers incredible value....."
"Once again Spain is killing it with the best values in the wine world. Filon Real has long been a favorite and the new vintage is no slouch either. We just tasted this the   .....
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They say $10 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $8+, when bought by the case!! ..... 91 points too!!
"Here you have it, one of the best food pairings for Thanksgiving, Dry Riesling. I have always been of the opinion, You can't just  .....
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They say $55 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $31+, when bought by the case!!
..... 95 points too!!

There are plenty of 95-point wines out there. However most of them run  .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
October 31, 2014
Updated End-Bin List
Many new items added!
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
October 24, 2014
Beats the pants off most Sancerre!
"Most of you may recognize the Naia name, as one of the Verdejo Producers in Rueda. The “S” in S-Naia stands for Sauvignon Blanc however in my opinion it could stand  .....
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"..... Inky ruby. Highly aromatic, exotic....."
"I’m consistently asked, what is the best value producing country? Argentina, Chile, California and Italy all produce some great values. However to me the best of all  .....
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“Rich and full,.....
..... this is a concentrated and well-balanced wine. It has a good mix of herbaceousness, fresh citrus and pineapple, all intense and fruity. It could age a few months .....
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"..... sophisticated, structured
and balanced....."
"This dry red blend is as sophisticated, structured and balanced as many high-end Cabernets. Made from old-vine  .....
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"..... A steal at the price......"
"Aromas of lemon cream and lees give a savory accent to this wine. It feels balanced, crisp and lean, with the acidity to match grilled calamari tossed with fresh herbs.  .....
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i love a great value red...
"The 2013 Maipe Malbec from Mendoza Argentina IS AN UNBELIEVABLE DEAL! These Maipe Malbec's from Mendoza Argentina have proven .....
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October 17, 2014
Pay $18 on that famous wine web-site!
“Smooth, aromatic and mellow with sweet honeysuckle and ripe pear with notes of vanilla; balanced and softly juicy.”
Anthony Dias Blue,  .....
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The 2012 vintage in California is
shaking heads.....
"The wines are Amazing in every price point. Thanks goodness for a great vintage, we've had some rough ones... Best since   .....
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"..... discover this exotic, enticing wonder of a white wine....."
"No, I did not have my hands on the wrong keys when I typed this! What follows may seem like Greek to you, but it is actually  .....
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"..... This is a standout Chianti Classico....."
“Bright red. Enticing floral aromas of redcurrant, vanilla, cinnamon and minerals. Fresh and juicy in the mouth, with mineral-tinged red cherry, redcurrant and herb  .....
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Less than $10 (by the case) & 90 points!!
“A Dark Colored, dense wine that is rich and firmly structured. Aged in wood, it holds flavors of plum and berry fruits balanced with a fresh acidity. This is a wine for aging .....
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"..... It's an exceptional $30 Chardonnay......"
Jordan is one of California's iconic wineries lauded for their stylish Cabernet Sauvignon, which evolve splendidly with bottle age, as last year's 40 year vertical tasting   .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
October 10, 2014
The Italian Gentleman......
"We were standing around talking about wine one day when the "Italian gentleman" (Aristocrat) mentions just how good the Avalon Cabernet is..... really good, .....
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"..... a mouth-watering, spice accented,
floral wine....."
"Santa Barbara County, at the southern edge of California's increasingly popular Central Coast, is producing some of the most . .....
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"..... I love it for what it’s not....."
“Yes, it’s possible to produce flavorful Napa Valley Chardonnay that has less than 14 percent alcohol, and Grgich Hills is a master of that, particularly in cool years such  .....
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"..... It is a sensational bargain......"
..... 90 points too!!
“A stunning wine made from Gallo's holdings in Sonoma, Dry Creek and Lodi, this 2012 Zinfandel Heritage Vines  .....
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"..... this is of the same quality but at half the price....."       ..... 94 points too!!
"Another favorite at our weekly wine tasting seminar was this beautiful Chardonnay from Friuli Isonzo. The Vie di Romans  .....
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"..... Fascinating wine. Very stylish....."
..... 94 points too!!
"James Suckling calls this his pick up the week. That may be the biggest understatement, as this may be in the running for pick .  .....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
October 3, 2014
Gold Medal Red
"From the southeast of Spain, this 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre in France) is a spicy, fruity offering. At the judging table one heard "unique", "elegant", "beautiful"...   .....
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Silver Medal Red
"From the beautiful Oakville District of the renowned Napa Valley comes this full bodied cabernet. With balanced tannins, it is approachable at first sip, and   .....
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Bronze Medal Red
"This beautiful Piedmont offering brings to the table a smoothness that captures the best in Italian reds. With some pleasing spice on the palate, this is a lively wine that will   .....
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Gold Medal White
"Sound familiar? Months before the wine competition, this outstanding, almost singular Chardonnay caught my attention and the review appeared in our July newsletter.  .....
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Silver Medal White:
"And they said it couldn't be done...not that New York State doesn't make world class Riesling, but that Major League Baseball would look outside California to supply a team   .....
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Bronze Medal White
"I can't remember when I last praised an Italian Pinot Grigio...oh, that's because I rarely do. White wines can have weight, be flavorful and satisfying, and are usually   .....
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