Borders Wine List

822 Hampshire Rd
Westlake Village, CA 91361
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  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. The majority of casual wine drinkers understand what “Merlot”, “Moscato”, and “Cabernet” mean. Nowadays “Pinot” and even “Riesling” are familiar pals too. This is largely because the United States and other New World regions label their wines by varietal rather than geo... Read More

    From the article The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends


  • This morning I was pontificating in the coffee shop about wine bottle labeling.  My buddy, being the the ex-lawyer type, asked a lawyer question.  Who monitors this stuff?I then realized that I had never heard of anybody (OK, I'm talking domestically, here.) being accused of say:Labeling a bottle as "Cabernet Sauvignon" and, then, being caught f... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Who Monitors Labels?


  • . . . and, boy, are my arms tired.I don't know when I first heard the term "Super Tuscan."  I'm guessing that it was 10-12 years ago.  I really did not know what it meant--me being very focussed on my California world.I did, of course, learn that a Super Tuscan was a wine that was made from grapes that were outside the Tuscany tradition--specifi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I Just Flew in from Super...


  • So far the world of wine retail has been pretty boring, when it comes to Cyber-Monday sales.I've seen free shipping from Zachys (promo code ZSHIPNOV), Sherry Lehmann and AllStar wines (Which doesn't really help you if you live in New York).  Italian Wine Merchant has 20% off everything on the website (promotion code: CYBER2012), which just about... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cyber Monday (Let's help each...


  • Continuing my journey into Burg-Ville, and interest in the 2010's specifically, I figured why get buried in the sea of the "WDT?" thread.From the flight of 08-10 Burgundy I tasted earlier in the year to the 2010's I've had a chance to sample (having started hitting the shelves in force recently), it all seems to point to this being a stand-out v... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy


  • An interesting column by Jim Lefevere at Forbes on the forces changing or representing change in the wine market in the US these days. He lists 10 dynamics:Wine consumption growthGeneration YThe global wine villageDrink localTechnology changes everythingBrand vs. landAlternative packagingResidual sugarWine and healthPolitics and the lawwith two ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Are these the 10 locomotive...


  • The rules of probability seem to indicate that the powers that be on this site are stealing tasting notes from members of Cellar Tracker and posting them here without proper permission/attribution.  This is my first, last and only post to ask members why they would put up with such behavior. Read More

    Forum post in the topic is this site really stealing...


  • Well, I did...so I spent "too much time" researching wine charts and then designing a quick and easy guide to tell me the best wines to open today! I hope to hear feedback from my wine expert friends and causual wine drinkers - www.thegourmetbachelor.com My audience is home cooks and casual wine drinkers. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever bought a French or...


  • hey everyone, I am looking to put together a tasting, and I was going to bring together wine from around the world. I am also trying to keep the price between 25-50 a bottle.I am hoping for suggestions. If not a specific wine, at least a recommendation of regions...so far I have...France-Chateauneuf de Pape...if they have it, Mordoree Chateaun... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Putting together a tasting


  • From another thread:GregT: " Oh it makes my ears bleed. I need to go and drink a bottle of Sang de Cailloux"Dmcker: "So what's the 'terroir' for the blood of stones? Great naming for a domaine. Too bad you can't really get away with that type of name in English. Guess we have to suffice with 'Big House' or 'Suckfizzle' or '10 Minutes by Tractor'... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best and worst names for...


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