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October 8, 2012

In the Financial Times, columnist Jancis Robinson reviews Cru Bourgeois wines of Bordeaux from the 2009 vintage, and finds a good many bargains. Guest writer Patrick Comiskey, in the San Francisco Chronicle, offers a good summation of the history and quality evolution of wines from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. And wine blogger Joe Roberts (1WineDude) reports from the Taste Sonoma event, with several notes on outstanding wines. JG

Baltimore Sun: Wine writer Michael Dresser picks Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2011. (Link)

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Staff writer Donald Rosenberg picks Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. (Link)

Los Angeles Times: Wine writer Irene Virbila picks DierbergChardonnay 2009. (Link)

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Wine writer Gil Lempert-Schwarz chooses KM501 Rhein Riesling. (Link)

Dallas Morning News: Wine columnist Rebecca Murphy picks Sicoris Costers del Segre 2009. (Link)

New York Times: Wine columnist Eric Asimov on ingredient labeling of wines, with a focus on Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard. Nice mention also for Shinn Estate Vineyards. (Link)

New York Times: Wine writer Howard G. Goldberg on Harmony Vineyards, a newcomer on Long Island. Nice comments on Harmony Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Chardonnay 2010, and 'Harmonious Red Blend' 2008. Profits from sales support worthy charities. (Link)

Wall Street Journal: Wine columnist Jay McInerney on the wines of Corton, with a focus on vintner Aubert de Villaine. (Link) On another page, recommendations for wines from Joseph Drouhin, Bouchard, Louis Latour, Louis Jadot, and Bonneau de Martray. (Link) Wine columnist LettieTeague on wine shops in Jersey City, with a facus on Madame Claude Wine, and Jersey Wine & Spirits. Nice mentions for wines from Domaine de Terrebrune, Clos du Tue-Boeuf, Villa Wolf, and others. (Link)

Bloomberg News Service:
Wine columnist John Mariani on wines to enjoy this autumn. Recommended are wines from Antica, Murchy-Goode, Duckhorn, Chateau du Pin, Alois Lageder, Baron de Lay, and Bodegas Beronia. (Link)

Financial Times: Wine columnist Jancis Robinson on value wines among the Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux. Recommendations for several wines, with special praise for Chateau Labat. (Link)

Newark Star-Ledger: Wine writer John Foy on Ventana winery in Monterey, with recommendations for the Sauvignon Blanc 2011, and the Pinot Noir 2010. (Link)

San Francisco Chronicle:
The Chronicle tasting panel reviews white wines that are often not on the radar. Recommendations from Trousseau Gris, Malvasia Bianca, Chenin Blanc, GrunerVeltliner, Torrontes, and other such wines from a variety of mainly California wineries. (Link)

San Francisco Chronicle:
Guest writer Patrick Comiskey on the coming of age of the Willa mette Valley in Oregon, from David Lett to the present. Comments from winemakers at A to Z, Adelsheim, Domaine Drouhin, and others. (Link)

Sacramento Bee: Wine columnist Mike Dunne on vintner Jerry Lohr and his J. Lohr wines. (Link)

Napa Register: Wine columnist Dan Berger on wine advice, with a recommendation for Tablas Creek Vermentino 2011. (Link)

Washington Post:
Wine columnist Dave McIntyre on Virginia apple ciders. (Link) On another page, recommendations for ciders from Foggy Ridge and Albemarle, among others. (Link)

Houston Chronicle: Wine columnist Dale Robertson on recent tasting panel results. Recommendations for wines from Duckhorn, Robert Mondavi, Bernardus, and PedernalesCallars. (Link)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Wine writer Gil Kulers recommends Henri Bourgeois Sancerre 2011. (Link)

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Wine writer Bill Ward has nice things to say about Bisquertt'La Joya' Reserve Carmenere. (Link)

Miami Herald:
Wine columnist Fred Tasker on red wine blends. Highest recommendations for wines from MettlerFamily Vineyards, Rodney Strong, and Continuum Estate. (Link)

Chicago Tribune:
Wine columnist Bill St. John on the red wines of the Loire Valley. Recommendations for wines from La Grapperie, DomaineAndre Neveu, Sablonettes, Domaine Sauvete, Domaine Noire, and others. (Link)

The Oregonian:
Wine columnist Katherine Cole has nice things to say about Teutonic Wine Co. 'David Hill Vineyard' Silvaner 2011. (Link)

Seattle Times:
Wine columnist Paul Gregutt on wine accessories to love and those to leave. Also, recommendation for NxNW Wallula Benches Riesling 2012. (Link)

Vinography: Wine blogger Alder Yarrow offers extended notes on Ruston Family Vineyard 'La Maestra' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007. (Link)

Dr. Vino:
Wine blogger Tyler Colman reports from South Africa on Pinotage wines. (Link)

Bigger Than Your Head:
Wine blogger Fredric Koeppel on the Pinot Grigio wines of Attems. (Link)

The Feiring Line:
Wine blogger Alice Feiring on Yom Kippur in the country of Georgia. (Link)

Wine Review Online: Wine writer Robert Whitley on California sparkling wines, with high praise for Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvee 2001. (Link)

Wine blogger Joe Roberts on the Taste of Sonoma 2012 wine event. Notes on wines from Buena Vista, MacMurray Ranch, Kamen, Pride Mountain, Donum, and others. (Link)

Wine blogger David White on recent wine industry news, with a mention for a new book co ming out from Burgundy vintner Ray Walker. (Link)

Zester Daily: Wine blogger Elin McCoy recommends Uvaggio Primitivo 2011. (Link)

JancisRobinson: Wine blogger JancisRobinson recommends Alheit Cartology 2011. (Link)

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