Category Archives: Wines from other countries

Zind-Humbrecht 2014 Pinot Gris, Riesling (Alsace)

After hail effectively ruined the growing season for much of France in 2013, the climate gods dealt a kinder hand in 2014. In Alsace, it was a vintage for classic dry white wines. The winter was mild and some growers really hoped … Continue reading

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Feudi del Pisciotto Frappato 2010, Sicily

Frappato di Vittoria is a Sicilian grape variety that makes light and fragrant red wines. However all Frappatos tend to be IGT and there is only one DOCG wine from Sicily. The attractive label on the Feudi del Pisciotto is … Continue reading

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Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2009, Rioja

Campo Viejo isnt the first Rioja name to be thrown into a discussion circle. The famed CVNE, Marques de Murrieta or La Rioja Alta are the foremost producers. But Campo Viejo Tempranillo blends have had a long history est. 1959, … Continue reading

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Araldica Barolo Flori 2010

A great bottle of foreign wine for pizza this weekend is this Araldica Barolo for ~$30. Seriously?! Barolo which tends to be in excess of $80! Very suspicious, this can’t be good no? But look. The quality of wines carrying the … Continue reading

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Pastuso, the little Peruvian restaurant that could + Alta Alella Tallarol

Pastuso is a Peruvian cevicheria, pisco-bar and grill sitting at the end of ACDC Lane. It shares the bustling Flinders Lane block with Yu-U, Eau de Vie, Chin Chin and Lee Ho Fook. It is not the most noticeable establishment, … Continue reading

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