Category Archives for Buying Wine

The best Cyber Monday Wine Deals aren't always the cheapest

Navigating Cyber Monday Wine Deals: Make the Most out of the Sales

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Robert Mondavi -Aubert -2010 Margaux  A few years ago, I found an incredible Cyber Monday wine deal on two mixed cases of superb California Cabernet from a variety of different wineries, including Robert Mondavi and Aubert—I simply couldn’t pass up this opportunity. However, by the time my wine haul arrived on my doors...
2005 LaFleur is one of the Best Bordeaux Blends in the history of the producer

Hidden Gem of the Month: 2005 LaFleur is the Best Bordeaux Blend for Patient Collectors

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -DRC -Lafite-Rothschild -LaFleur -2005 LaFleur Renowned wine critic James Suckling is fortunate enough to sample some of the greatest wines in the world, from legendary DRC vintages to the rarest Lafite-Rothschild. So when a critic as experienced as Suckling calls a wine “mythic,” it certainly commands attention. Sucklin...
Bordeaux from the Graves region like Liber Pater

Are Liber Pater Bordeaux Wines Worth Collecting? Only If You’re Loyal to the Graves Region

  MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Lafleur -Petrus -Le Pin -Lafite-Rothschild -Haut-Brion -Latour  Over dinner one evening, I had an animated discussion with a group of wine-loving friends about which Bordeaux wines are overrated. None of us could agree on a producer; there was always at least one person in the group who loved a particular “overrat...
Buying a Bottle of Wine at a Restaurant

The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a Bottle of Wine At a Restaurant

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Latour -Haut-Brion -Turley 2014  One of my friends has been a wine collector for 20 years; he owns at least a dozen bottles of fine Latour and Haut-Brion, and is immensely knowledgeable about the wine industry. Knowing how much experience he has with wine, you can imagine my surprise when I learned that he had never bought...
Good Wine with High Alcohol Content

How to Collect Good Wine with High Alcohol Content

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2009 Dal Forno Amarone -2011 Beaucastel -2009 Alvaro Palacios -1977 Dolamore -2005 Cheval Blanc  If you’re just getting started as a wine collector, you might have noticed that wine critics and other enthusiasts rarely, if ever, talk about wine’s intoxicating effects. They’ll praise a wine’s soft fruit, residual su...