2014 Testa Vineyards Black Sette Blend

This week in my bargain corner, explore the rugged California north coast. Tremendous wine can be enjoyed in an unforgettable setting filled with picturesque Pacific coastline, altitudinous redwood forests, and tremendous farm-to-table dining. What's not to like?!?

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2014 E. Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc

Although less common in Hawaii, a little diligent searching can uncover some truly brilliant and enjoyable white whines of the Southern Rhône Valley. This week, I recommend one of my consistent favorites in addition to offering a few tips for navigating French wine labels.

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2014 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir

Many Americans love Pinot Noir, yet few have tried this wonderful varietal outside its native France or the U.S. Pacific Coast. While these regions are good, they are not cheap. This week, I introduce one of my favorite Pinot Noir regions in the world (and a bargain region to boot) - New Zealand - which can square off with the best in the world.

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