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Atalon ‘Pauline’s Cuvee’ 2013

Written by Michael V. Reyes Among my two favorite wine destinations to visit in the world are the charming medieval village of Saint Emilion in the heart of the world famous Bordeaux wine region in France and of course Napa Valley.  It has been a while since my last trip to Saint Emilion, but I

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11/11 Wine Sale

Written by Michael W. Reyes It is finally time for the Wine Club’s biggest sales of the year, our 11/11 clearance sale. It is the perfect opportunity to load up on high quality American wine for the Holidays (because we all know how fast that goes during festivities). This year, we have 11 excellent wines

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley’s rich winemaking history began well before the California Gold Rush in the mid 19th century. The early pioneers established the first commercial winery in 1861, and its success and leadership sparked a wave of new growth. By 1889 there were more than 140 wineries in operation.  This tremendous expansion, however, was soon brought

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The Magic of Wine Glassware

What is one of the most notable things about wine? I would argue it is the glassware. The cool looking bulb on a stem that houses the exquisite  nectar just feels right. Imagine having wine in a water glass – it just would not do. Besides the spectacle , there is actually a scientific reason

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Navigating an American Wine Label

The hardest part about drinking wine is reading the label. Wine producers and regulators are notorious for having nuanced labeling practices which often confuse more than clarify. In the recent decades New World producers and regulators, specifically in the US and Australia, have taken major strides in simplifying labeling practices, but there are still small

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Napa Valley Quilt Chardonnay | The Wine Club Philippines

A Tasting at Quilt Wine Lounge

On a recent sunny Napa morning, Janet and I were invited to the new Quilt Wine Lounge in Downtown Napa for a wonderful tasting of Joe Wagner’s line-up of current releases from his Coppercane portfolio.  Joe, of course, is the son of Caymus Vineyards’ Chuck Wagner, and creator of the famed Meiomi Pinot Noir, which

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Washington Wines Cabernet Sauvignon | The Wine Club Philippines

A Discovery of Washington Wines

Almost 3 decades ago, just before moving my young family from Los Angeles to Hawaii, I organized a wine dinner with friends with a silly theme – Parker or Spectator 98 pts and above and a stipulation that the vintage was at least 10 years old.  Of course, most of the bottles brought were the usual

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All About Wines | The Wine Club Philippines

Caymus – a Family Affair

Our semi-annual visits to Napa Valley are remiss without a visit to Caymus Vineyards. Nestled in a bucolic area in the Rutherford Bench formerly known as Rancho Caymus, the name derives from the native American Wappo Indians that inhabited most of present day Napa Valley. Rutherford is considered the historical heart of Napa Valley, known

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Wine and a Wine Glass | The Wine Club Philippines

Making Big Moves in 2021

After a very long wait, 2021 is finally here! There is no better time than the present to make a fresh start after one of the hardest years of many of our lifetimes; like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. With that, I am delighted to announce that the Wine Club Makati will be taking

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Bonanza Christmas Pack | The Wine Club Philippines

Joyful Holiday Wine Packs For The Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is just around the corner and while our holiday gatherings might have gotten smaller, they’ve certainly become even more meaningful. We’ve put together special Christmas packs to brighten your holidays with only the best of the best in fine California wine. Get to know each pack

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