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2007 Trapiche Torrontes

On the nose I found orange sherbet, flowers, honeysuckle, lemon zest, and spice. I didn’t find the nose on this one as aromatic as I’ve come to expect from Torrontes, but I enjoyed the orange sherbet notes. I...
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2007 Curran Grenache Blanc

At a recent visit with Kris Curran at their Lompoc winery, we were greeted with the Curran Grenache Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley, 2007. This spicy little number was an amazing departure from the mor e well known Ch...
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2007 Kracher Pinot Gris

With considerably more flavor and body than many American and Italian versions of this light, fruity wine, there’s quite a pedigree in the bottle. Alois and Gerhard are grandfather and grandson, respectively, b...
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Wine Pairing Recipes: Seafood Medley Stew

There are many regional variations on seafood stew. It depends on where you are; but if you are near the sea there is some local delicacy similar to the one described below. In Italy it is Cioppino. France has Bouillabaisse and the Spanish have Suquet. Portugal is famous for Caldeirada. And that does not even take into account all of the wonderful Asian varieties out there. This particular stew takes a little inspiration from all of them.