Author Archives: Emily Harrington

Wines of Serbia

Serbia is a fascinating country historically and culturally, though the wines that I have tried recently are the first that I have been able to sample from this re-emerging wine country. Like many of the nations formerly under communist rule, … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Mosel, Germany

The German wine category has been one of my most fun areas to expand in both my retail liquor life and my wine student life. It is an almost labyrinthine rabbit hole that delves deeply into issues of terroir, geology, … Continue reading

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Tokaji for a Celebration

I love Tokaji.  Frankly, I love dessert wines in general and find them to be the most nuanced and complex wine category in the world, and woe to the wine drinker who poo-poos so-called sweet wines.  You are missing out!  … Continue reading

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Roses, Violets, and Incense: Reveling in the Aromatics of Ruchè

Intensely aromatic wines are the bee’s knees for me.  I simply can’t get enough of wines that display heavy floral and spice aromatics, which usually is more prevalent in white varieties like Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Torrontés, etc.  I was able to … Continue reading

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Savennières Fast Facts: Communes of Production: Savennières, La Possonnière, Bouchmaine, producing roughly 4500 hl of wine annually in 145 ha in the Maine-et-Loire département Encépagement: 100% Chenin Blanc Min. Must Weight: Sec 186g/L Demi-Sec or sweeter 212g/L Min. Alcohol: (Sec) … Continue reading

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Wines of Lebanon

My vinous journey to the Middle East was inspired by some of my recent non-wine-related reading this year.  I like to take periodic breaks from the monotony of wine study–I find that it helps to keep the brain fresh.  This was … Continue reading

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Exploring the Côte: Santenay

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been taking the online Master Burgundy course from the French Wine Society. It’s been a great opportunity to really cement this great region into my brain. So, I’d like to explore these areas through further … Continue reading

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