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August 1, 2011

Columnist Dave McIntyre, writing in the Washington Post, reviews the improving quality of Greek wines and finds several to recommend. Bloomberg News Service columnist Elin McCoy takes on the subejct of controversial pricing of the 2010 vintage wines from Bordeaux, but does point out a few bargains. And in the Newark Star-Ledger, columnist John Foy recounts a recent visit to the Finger Lakes region of New York, with comments on some outstanding wines encountered. JG

Baltimore Sun: Wine writer Michael Dresser picks Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2010. (Link)

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Staff writer Donald Rosenberg picks RapidoRed Sangiovese Puglia 2009. (Link)

Los Angeles Times: Wine writer Irene Virbila picks DomaineBersan Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc 2009. (Link)

Business Week: Wine writer Nick Passmore recommends Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial. (Link)

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Wine writer Gil Lempert-Schwarz chooses Les Portes de Bordeaux 2009. (Link)

Dallas Morning News: Wine columnist Rebecca Murphy picks CuneMonopole Rioja 2009. (Link)

New York Times:
Wine columnist Eric Asimov on winemaker Ray Walker and his Maison Ilan wines from Burgundy. (Link)

Wall Street Journal: Wine columnist Lettie Teague on Muscadet, with recommendations for wines from Domainede la Louvetrie, Domainede la Pepiere, Luneau-Papin, Domaine de L'Ecu, and Domaine la Haute Fevrie. (Link) On another page, Teague profiles winemaker John Abbott of AbejaWinery. (Link) Staff writer Will Lyons on Sherry, with mentions for numerous producers, and a recommendation for Bodegas Los Infantes Oreleans Borbon Manzanilla Torrebreva. (Link)

Bloomberg News Service: Wine columnist Elin McCoy on the contentious pricing of the Bordeaux 2010 vintage, and some relative bargains, such as Pontet-Canet, Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Ducru-Beaucaillou, and others. (Link)

Financial Times: Wine columnist Jancis Robinson on the 2010 vintage of Beaujolais wines. Lots to like, with special recommendations for wines from Domaine Lagneau, Domaine Manoir du Carra, Laurent Gauthier, Chateau de Pizay, and others. (Link)

Boston Globe: Wine columnist Stephen Meuse on Chardonnay wines, with recommendations for Domaine Servin Les Pargues Chablis 2009, Andre et Mireille Tissot Arbois 2008, Domainede la Cadette 'La Chatelaine' Bourgogne Vezeley 2009. VignobleDampt 'Le Clos de Chateau' Bourgogne Tonerre 2009, RickaertArbois Chardonnay 2008, and Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran 2009. (Link)

Newark Star-Ledger: Wine writer John Foy on wines from the Finger Lakes region of New York, and nice comments for wines from Fox Run and Anthony Road. (Link)

San Francisco Chronicle: The Chronicle tasting panel reviews Chardonnay wines from Napa Valley and the Carneros. Recommendations for wines from Tor Kenward, P ine Ridge, Solitude, Whitehall Lane, Jacella, and Starmont. (Link)

San Francisco Chronicle: Wine editor Jon Bonne finds twenty world class wines - each costing less than $20. Decided tilt toward French wines, but selections also from California, Spain, Austria, Italy, Australia, and Portugal. (Link)

Sacramento Bee: Wine columnist Mike Dunne has lots of nice things to say about Macchi Wines Lodi Old Vine 'Serious' Zinfandel 2009. (Link)

Napa Register: Wine columnist Dan Berger on the possibilities of fine wines from the country of Georgia. (Link)

Washington Post: Wine columnist Dave McIntyre on the quality evolution in Greek wines. (Link) On another page, tasting notes on several wines, with highest marks for GavalasSantorini 2010, and SigalasAsirtiko Athri 2010. (Link)

Houston Chronicle:
Wine columnist Dale Robertson on wines for summer enjoyment. Tasting panel gives highest rankings to Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2008, and J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2008. (Link)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Wine writer Gil Kulers recommends Domaine Houchart Rose 2010. (Link)

Arizona Republic: Wine columnist Mark Tarbell offers tasting notes on poolside wines, with highest rating for Vietti Moscato d'Asti. (Link)

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Wine writer Bill Ward on wineries in Minnesota. (Link)

Nashville Tennessean: Guest columnist Scott Roberts recommends Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, d'Arenberg 'The Hermit Crab' 2009, Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2008, BenzigerSauvignon Blanc 2009, Principessa Gavia 2009, and Bluebird Pinot Noir 2009. (Link)

Chicago Tribune: Wine columnist Bill St. John offers tasting notes on an eclectic group of wines from producers such as Livio Felluga, Babich, Ridge, Concha Y Toro, Joseph Drouhin, Penfolds, Villa Maria, and others. (Link)

Vinography: Wine blogger Alder Yarrow reports from the International Pinot Noir Conference on a rose wine tasting. Many notes, with hightest praise fro Domaineles Temps Perdus Rose de Bourgogne 2010. (Link)

Dr. Vino: Wine blogger Tyler Colman on the dangers of heat in wine shipping. (Link)

Bigger Than Your Head: Wine blogger Fredric Koeppel reviews several wines from Napa Station. (Link)

The Feiring Line: Wine blogger Alice Feiring offers a preview from her new book, Naked Wine. (Link)

Wine Review Online: Wine writer Michael Apstein on Beaujolais wines, with tasting notes on many from the likes of Jadot, Henriot, Louis Latour, and Fessy. (Link)

1WineDude: Wine blogger Joe Roberts offers mini reviews on wines from < strong>Chrysalis Vineards, Jefferson Vineyards, First Colony Vineyards, and others. (Link)

Gray Market Report: Wine blogger Blake Gray interviews winemaker Davis Bynum. (Link)

Wine blogger Gregory Dal Piaz on Greek wines from Santorini. (Link)

Wine blogger David White interviews Corey Beck of Francis Ford Coppola Winery. (Link)

Zester Daily: Wine blogger Elin McCoy recommends Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling 'Brand' 2008. (Link) Wine blogger JancisRobinson recommends Hugel Jubilee Riesling 2005. (Link)

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