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Xplorador Carmenere

       I was standing in The Store perusing the South American shelf, looking for Malbecs that looked like a good deal when a lady with a shopping basket, apparently in a hurry, zoomed to where I was standing and reached … Continue reading

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Gato Negro Cabernet Merlot

         Gato Negro is Chilean. It’s the high volume, low priced label of nearly 150 year old Vina San Pedro. Vina San Pedro, in turn, is part of the VSPT Wine Group, assembled in 2008, and is, according to their … Continue reading

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Corbett Canyon Malbec

Practice what you preach! Confession is good for the soul! (insert similar cliché here). I have, in these pages, made light of the faux elitism, the snobbery, the phony “caste” system that is so much a part of wine-dom. But, … Continue reading

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Copa Del Rey Chardonnay 2008

 If you frequent wine shops, you’ve no doubt seen, and perhaps wondered about, those stacks of deeply discounted, perhaps a bit obscure labels scattered about most stores. “Special Purchases”, “Super Buys”, “Saver Stacks”, “Bulk Buys” or similar euphemisms often describe … Continue reading

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Sunrise Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

  Sunrise is one of the labels of Chilean wine conglomerate Vina Concha Y Toro, which wholly owns or partners in some way with about two dozen Chilean and Argentinian wine brands. Concha Y Toro recently announced a deal to … Continue reading

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Gato Negro Chardonnay 2010

  I was just glancing through The Store‘s website, and noticed they are offering the Chateau Margaux 2000 Bordeaux Blend on sale for $1999, down $400 from their normal $2499. I wonder if it comes in a 1.5 liter bottle, … Continue reading

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Frontera Merlot 2009

Frontera is one of the 18 or so labels either wholly owned by, or partnered in some way with, Chilean wine giant Concha Y Toro. They produce cheapskate friendly labels Frontera and Sunrise, high end brand Carmen de Peumo, and … Continue reading

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