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2018 Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

18 points for a Beaujolais Nouveau? Yes! The 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau with 13% alcohol, costing about $12 to $13, is the best Nouveau I’ve had in…

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages

Costing under $15, scoring a fine 15+ Dionysian points, with 12,5% alcohol, the 2016 Chateau de Lacarelle Beaujolais-Villages turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Made with the…

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2011 Selbach-Oster Riesling

A delightful 7.5% alcohol, the 2011 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Auslese cost about $25 for the 375ml, and scored 18 points on the Dionysian quality scale with a…

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Domaine Bruno Gobillard Champagne

The multi-vintage Domaine Bruno Gobillard Vielles Vignes Brut scored 18 Dionysian points, cost under $45, has 12% alcohol,  and is an age-worthy Champagne made from “old vines” of…

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1973 Chateau Montrose

At 45 years old, the 1973 Chateau Montrose  La Charmolue from Saint-Estephe cost under $14 back then, had 13% alcohol, and scored a delightful 17 points on the…

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2015 Chapel Down Bacchus

A wine from England? Yes, I’ve had a few Sparkling wines form Great Britain, but this 2015 Chapel Down Bacchus  Tenterden, England with 12% alcohol, costing under 12…

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2015 EQ Sauvignon Blanc

With 13.5% alcohol, costing under $20, it scored a fine 16 points on the Dionysian scale, the 2015 Matetic Vineyards ED Coastal Sauvignon Blanc from the Casablanca Valley…

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1976 Chateau Romer du Mayot Sauternes

Scoring 19+ points out of 20 on the Dionysian Society International judging scale, with 13% alcohol and costing under $20 (back then) the 42 year-old wine, the 1976…

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1983 Puligny-Montrachet

With 13.4% alcohol, costing under $22 then, and scoring 19 points on the Dionysian scale of a 20, the 1983 Gerard Chavy Puligny-Montrachet, at  35 years old was…

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2014 Banfi Cuvee Aurora Rose’

Costing about  $30. with 12.5% alcohol, and scoring a fine 16 points on the Dionysian scale, the 2014 Cuvee Aurora Rose’ Brut from Banfi, is a Talento Metodo Classico…