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The Wine Exchange by Allen R. Balik -Bordeaux 2017.  Some welcome surprises

The Wine Exchange   Allen R. Balik   Bordeaux 2017.  Some welcome surprises The wines of Bordeaux are widely accepted as being among the world's finest, most popular and in some cases also the most expensive.  Two weeks ago, I again attended the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) tasting in San Francisco where about 100 of Bordeaux's finest...
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LARRY LIPSON’S WINE’S UNDER $20

Larry Lipson rating 6.5 Brand: Liberty Creek Origin: California , USA. Type:  Cabernet Sauvignon, non-vintage. Alcohol Content :  12% alcohol Average Price: $6 - $7 (US Dollars) Awards: Bronze medal from the San Francisco Chronicle competition in 2018.   Larry Lipson Rating 7.5     Wine: Portillo from Salentein Wines, estate bottled, Origin: UCO Valley  in Mendoza-  Argentina ...
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The Wine Exchange – with Allen Balik- Looking back at Premox

Premox is a relatively unfamiliar term to most wine lovers and consumers, but is well known to Burgundian producers as well as collectors and merchants across the globe.   The term refers to a“premature oxidation”syndrome. I plagued the famed and glorious white (Chardonnay) wines of Burgundy from the mid-1990s to...
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LARRY LIPSON’S WINES UNDER $20

          Chateau St Jean, California Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017, Average Price $11 Larry's Rating : 7 Inviting aromas of blackberry, black tea and hints of leather Round and full palate with a lingering finish Alcohol 13.5% by volume [caption id="attachment_17901" align="aligncenter" width="406"] Umani Ronchi. 2018 ©[/caption] Jorio, Montepulciano D ’Abruzzo from Umani Ronchi winery, 2016 Average Price: $12 Larry's...
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