Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Richebourg label

Your Guide to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg

In his book The Pearl of the Côte, Allen Meadows reflects on his history with Burgundy, and specifically with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC). Meadows says that his love of Burgundy began in 1978, when he tried his first bottle of 1967 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg. At the time, it was the best bottle of Burgundy that Meadows had ever...
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Left Bank vs. Right Bank Bordeaux: Which Should You Invest In?

Before you invest in Left Bank or Right Bank wines, you’ll want to understand their key differences. For example, while both banks make age-worthy, collectible wines, the Left Bank tends to make wines with better aging potential overall compared to most wines from the Right Bank. This is why many collectors perceive the Left Bank to be more colle...
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A Guide to Northern Rhône Wine

My love of wine from the Northern Rhône began with a bottle of Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage la Chapelle. The level of complexity in the wine was astounding, and I felt as though I could actually taste the region’s crushed granite soil. It was a perfect expression of terroir, and to this day, that wine remains one of the best Syrahs I’ve ever...
Aging Rioja wine from different vintages

Aging Rioja Wine: Making the Most Out of This Underrated Region

When I purchased a few bottles of R. Lopez de Heredia to lay down more than a decade ago, I wasn’t sure how long to cellar them or what to expect after they had aged for a few years; the wine was so wonderfully rounded and charming in its youth that I worried it wouldn’t age well over a long period of time. I’d had more experience with Bordea...
Best wine podcasts

The Best Wine Podcasts for Serious Collectors

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Veuve Clicquot -Joseph Drouhin -2015 Yquem -2005 Roc de Cambes When I started collecting wine more than a decade ago, I had to wait for my favorite monthly magazines to arrive in the mail to learn about the latest vintages and trends in wine. Today, I get much of my industry news from podcasts, which are available instantan...
best Ridge wine

Your Guide to the Best Ridge Wine

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2015 Ridge Monte Bello -2015 Ridge Chardonnay Estate -2015 Ridge Zinfandel East Bench -2015 Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles -2014 Ridge Zinfandel Ponzo Vineyards -2009 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel -2012 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel When I travel, I love to check out wine shops in different countries and always notice that the ...
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How to Sell Penfolds Grange Wine

As an avid fan of Shiraz, I’ve amassed a number of bottles of Penfolds Grange Hermitage over the years. However, I recently noticed that my collection was becoming unorganized; I had more than a dozen Penfolds bottles sitting in storage, and some of these were fast approaching their peak. I knew that if I didn’t sell some of these bottles soon,...
2017 Bordeaux wine futures are worth careful investment

The 2017 Bordeaux Wine Futures Report: An Approachable Vintage

  MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Château Léoville-Barton -Château Pichon Lalande -Château Pavie With ripe, perfumed aromas and lively acidity, the 2017 Bordeaux vintage is shaping up to be a very approachable release for collectors. It’s true that these wines aren’t quite as exciting and sumptuous as the recent 2015 and 2016 vintages, but 20...