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Bottle Rockets: Big “Le Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux” wine tasting on Wednesday, April 22 – and tickets are just $40!

Crazy about wines from Bordeaux (the village in France, not the street in Highland Park, though, yes, there’s probably a lot of overlap)?  Click here to buy a $40 pass to Le Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, a sip-and-swirl event featuring wines from 36 Left and Right Bank Bordeaux wineries. This year’s three-city event begins in Continue reading →


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Bottle Rockets: 3 Pinot Noirs you should know about

Except for bubbles, there’s no single wine that suits all occasions, no Everyman bottle that will excite a wine connoisseur, delight a sommelier and unpucker your inlaws at the same time. But good American Pinot Noir comes close, and that generally means Pinot from cooler regions on the West Coast. Elegant, earthy, effusive, with aromas Continue reading →



Bottle Rocket: Te Koko will change your mind about New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

If you still think all New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc tastes alike– lime, passionfruit, grapefruit and just-picked tropical fruit –then pick up a bottle of ¬†Cloudy Bay’s Te Koko and see the world change. Unscrew the top on a bottle of Te Koko (virtually all NZ wines have screw tops), pour a glass, and take a Continue reading →


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