links for 2009-07-28

  • 'By and large, our favorite Chilean sauvignon blancs came from the Casablanca Valley and the San Antonio Valley, both coastal regions north of Santiago that have been planted only since the 1980s. Unlike the better-known regions, like Maipo and Rapel, Casablanca and San Antonio are both cooled by Pacific breezes, making them more hospitable to white grapes like sauvignon blanc than regions farther inland.'
  • 'I’ve been tasting so many notable wines lately that I thought I’d depart from my usual format and tell you, in brief, about some of my favorites whites and rosés. What unites these wines is that they are all slightly off the beaten path, from albariño to viognier and quite a few in between.'
    (tags: picks)

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