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Quick Pour: Turkey Day White Wine Alternatives

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Quick Pour: Turkey Day Syrah Selections

Bedrock Wine Company North Coast Syrah 2012 (Sonoma Coast, California, USA)
Hart Family Syrah Temecula Valley 2012 (Temecula Valley, California, USA)
Domaine des Sources Vin de Pays du Gard Vieilles Vignes Syrah 2000 (Languedoc, Vin de Pays du Gard, France)
Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah T 'n' S Hudson Vineyard South 2012 (Carneros, California, USA)
Cameron Hughes Lot 408 Syrah 2012 (Santa Ynez Valley, California, USA)

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Quick Pour: Lionel Osmin Pied de Perdrix 2009; Partridge Foot the forgotten cousin of Malbec

Producer: Lionel Osmin Region: Vin De Pays; France Price: $8.99 Vintage: 2009 Varietals: 100% Partridge Foot Virginia Pour House Notes: Described as France’s “Forgotten Grape” and cousin to the Malbec grape. Lionel Osmin makes one of the only Pied de Perdrix in the world that sports some Beajoleous like qualities. Lush red fruit (prune), spice, and smoky notes from the nose to the palate, incorporating cinnamon and earthy notes mid palate with round, gentle tannins and a smooth subtle acidity. A long finish concludes with faint, smoky notes to the otherwise fruit forward finish. A great value and impressive price point for a rare, unique wine. Virginia Pour House Rating 85 Points

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A Super-Premium Rosé; Guest blogger Mark Andrew’s insight

It may surprise you to learn that rosé wine is a relative newcomer to the US wine scene. After a decade of having Gallo, Sutter Home and Lindeman’s thrust in our faces every time we do our weekly supermarket shop, it’s hard to believe that until the early 2000s rosé only accounted for 2% of the wine sold in the US. Today that figure is over 12% (and continuing to rise, albeit at a slower pace) and the vast majority of sales are concentrated at the lower, sweeter, mass-produced end of the scale. But there is another side to the rosé coin that you won’t see in your local homogenous hyper-market – super-premium rosé. Yes, that’s right, not just premium but super premium.   Creating a super-premium market “Hold on…”, I hear you cry, “how premium can a rosé wine get?!”. How about 90 bucks worth of premium? Just like …

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