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Lopez de Heredia

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Best is Best: A reflection on 2011’s best wines.

Every year, I am amazed at the wealth of new wines that find their way to the market. It opens my eyes to the potential of so many regions and varietals. This past year, so many wines made an impression on me. Some, new vintages of old friends. Others, brand new kids on the block … Continue reading

Love, New York and a one night stand.

Anyone who knows me, knows I like to kid about how Sutter Home White Zin was the wine that started this great love affair. But it’s not really true. No, White Zin–along with just about every other wine I indiscriminately placed in the cart– was just that wine I had late night rendezvous with, the … Continue reading

Tasting a memory: a night with Lopez.

Have you ever actually felt the mechanics of a memory in the making?  Like a photograph mid-click, you can already sense that this is one you will want to keep in your wallet and return to for decades to come.  I am quite certain that these moments hold so much weight, because they are, quite … Continue reading

inexpensive wine that is worth it.

Wines with personality. Is that too much to ask for these days? It can be if you expect to leave your local wine shop spending less than $10. It’s not so much that one cannot unearth quaffable table wines that will make do for the evening at that price, but if you want it to … Continue reading

geeking out.

Anyone who is truly passionate about wine can identify with the titillating effects of spending an evening with other like-minded cork dorks. To gather round, share a meal, and analyze wines of character—well, there are few other pastimes that get me so giddy. It’s unexplainable, that feeling when everyone is on the same passionate page. … Continue reading

1998 rosé?

Is that even possible? Oh, yes it is. Thankfully, there is a winery like R. Lopez de Heredia in Rioja, Spain to deliver such a rare, provoking possibility.  Before today, I had only tasted the reds and whites from the Lopez line, which are divine to say the least.  But this legendary rosé, composed of … Continue reading