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AWM Video: The Pull of Southern France – Liquid Silk from Languedoc

Some of our favorite wines are from the southern most parts of France, and the subject of this week’s video is no exception. Join Eb as he introduces the 2012 Cuvée Jean Pull from Domaine des Soulanes, a profound value in the under twenty dollar category. This wine will have you scratching your head, wondering

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Coronado Brewing Company- 18th Anniversary Double IPA

After 18 years of innovative brewing, Coronado Brewing Company give themselves a much-deserved pat on the back with their larger-than-life 18th Anniversary Double IPA. Pouring hazy gold with a nice, thick head, citrus and pine aromas practically jump out of the glass. Follow that up on the palate with some toasty malt, some mildly resinous

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2013 Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc; Swartland, South Africa

The vineyards of Riebeek Cellars lie in a richly diverse area in terms of soil, climate and topography.  Their vineyards are situated at heights that vary from 180 feet above sea level to 900 feet against the slopes of the Kasteelberg mountains. Because of the topography, the soils display the same rich variety, with Oakleaf

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2013 Fontes “Fontesole” Blanc; VDP D’OC, France

Situated in the heart of Languedoc, in the foothills of the southern Cévennes, close to the famous city of Pézenas, the vineyards of Fontès spread over a mosaic of terroirs (schist, basalt,clay-limestone). The vines, cultivated on terraces also benefit from the influence of a Mediterranean micro-climate, which contributes to the production of high-quality wines. Official

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2013 Hugl Grüner Veltliner; Niederösterreich, Austria

Young winemakers Sylvia and Martin Hugl have produced a surprisingly intense and concentrated Gruner Veltliner, showing zesty citrus notes of grapefruit and gooseberry, with hints of lentil and white pepper—classic GV character. The palate offers exotic tropical fruit and a firm mineral backbone. The Hugls cultivate 50 acres of south-facing hillside vineyards in northeastern Austria;

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Ramey Wine Cellars with George Staikos – Wednesday, September 10th., 2014 – 7pm – AWM Cellar – $25.00 per person

David Ramey spent his early career creating benchmark wines for such wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. With that impressive resume, David and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. They have been producing critically acclaimed, award-winning wines ever since, committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as their primary

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AWM Video: The Best of Bordeaux: 2005 Le Dome Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

From our cellar to your palate, we are proud to present the 2005 Le Dome Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux. Carefully aged in perfectly controlled conditions, this wine is just reaching the beginning of its drinking window, with a long life still to come. In this week’s video, Eb explains the provenance of this unique, limited

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Ayinger Oktoberfest Fest-Märzen – Just arrived!

From one of the pre-eminent breweries in the world, Ayinger’s Fest-Märzen is one of the finest beers available in any style. Its copper-amber color is topped by a gorgeous, creamy white head that clings to the side of the glass. The spicy, nutty malt aroma and full, rich flavor  reflect the autumn barley harvests that

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AWM Video: Rioja at its Peak – Ready to Drink, Mature Wine within Reach

There’s really only one place in the world where you can get carefully cellared, perfectly mature wines for a reasonable price, and that place is the subject of this week’s video. For many years, Eb has proclaimed the excellent quality and value of the wines from Spain’s Rioja region, and here he emerges with yet

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AWM Video: Grasping Grenache – Great Summer BBQ Red!

We’ve got a great line-up in our wine tasting machine right now, and in today’s video Eb takes a moment to ponder the charm and mystery of one of California most overlooked grape varieties: Grenache. End Of the Vine’s delicious 2010 offering from the Dry Creek Valley is an intensely fruited and beautifully balanced red

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