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CHARLES SMITH WINES

Charles Smith is a rock star, wild-man, harley-riding winemaker who believes wine is meant to be drunk – not overanalyzed and definitely not treated as a stuffy subject. This belief drove the creation of its own brand of wines, Charles Smith Wines, dubbed “The Modernist Project”. One of the first …

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CAMERON HUGHES LOT 555

There were a number of candidates for Cameron Hughes’ biggest release of the year. Ultimately, the deserving winner – a producer of the highest Napa Valley pedigree, was Lot 555 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($29).  Fruit from this exclusive release hails from a very famous Rutherford producer and one of Napa’s blue chip …

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Taita by Montes Drink Me Magazine
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MONTES TAITA

Named after a word used in Chile to refer to a wise father or a father figure,  iconic Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes released the inaugural Montes Taita, a single-vineyard, Cabernet blend that has been six years in the making. The limited production, super icon Taita was created in collaboration with Chilean soil scientist …

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CHATEAU MARGAUX 2009 BALTHAZAR

If you find yourself passing through Dubai and are looking for a lux way to spend $195,000, a Balthazar of 2009 Château Margaux could be a perfect memento. The first-ever Balthazar (equivalent to 16 bottles) of Château Margaux claims to be the world’s most expensive single bottle of wine to be sold in …

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CALIFORNIA SQUARE

Wine has a fascinating way of both transcending boundaries and adhering to tradition. Case in point, California Square has launched a line of unconventional square bottles filled with classic CA wine. The brand challenges the consumer to shake up the common preconceptions of what wine should look like, in a …

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KIVELSTADT CELLARS

When asked to describe his portfolio of wines, Jordan Kivelstadt, the gregarious and talented winemaker behind Kivelstadt Cellars, spiritedly describes them as “as eclectic as the people who make them.” While this sentiment is certainly reflected in the unique varietals and fresh take on the wine industry, his humble description …

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PENFOLDS AMPOULE PROJECT

With only 12 handblown vessels in existence, the Penfolds Ampoule Project ($168,000) is a testament to the respect that Penfolds has not only for fine wine, but for innovation and heritage. Penfolds commissioned South Australia’s finest artists and craftsmen to create a rare objet d’art, designed to store wine in the most ideal environment. Sealed in …

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