Monthly Archives: February 2011

Nickel and dime: Five value wines for less than $10

Wine industry professionals have a tough time defining the difference between inexpensive wine and value wine. Every beverage director, restaurateur and retailer has different answers – none of them wrong or dismissive. There are common responses, though: head-scratching, chin-rubbing and glazed eyes. … Continue reading

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All-American value drives Red Canary’s wine list

Americans are sometimes cajoled (coerced?) into shunning imported products or anything of foreign origin. When gas shortages and inflation fueled the sales of small Japanese cars, throngs of “Buy American” partisans would show up in behemoth Buicks to publicly flog Hondas. Not as long ago, France balked … Continue reading

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