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Sauvignon Blanc with Shellfish - Classicwines TV

2009-06-19 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Sauvignon Blanc goes well with shellfish, but do you know the differences in taste from Sauvignon Blanc around the world?Today Randy Torban gives us a quick lesson on sauvignon blancs from around the world. He gives you quick tips from wines from New Zealand, the U.S. and France. All delicious, but slightly different in their approach.For more wine videos please visit us at http://www.classicwines.com/videos/cwtv …

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How to Speak Australian! - ClassicWines TV

2009-04-22 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Shiraz is one of Australia’s most well known wines. The grapes are grown throughout Australia’s regions and has grown world wide in popularity. Shiraz is familiar to the rest of world as Syrah, only with an Aussie twist to it. Join us today as Randy Torban explains more about the differences and similarities of Shiraz and Syrah.Visit us at http://www.classicwines.com/videos/cwtv for more wine videos. …

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What is Terroir? - ClassicWines How To video

2009-04-14 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


We all know that the wine world is full of confusing terminology, and one of the most confusing (including the pronunciation) is the term ‘terroir’.Terroir is the easiest word for a wine person to describe a variety of conditions, regulations and production of wine. It really doesn't have to be complicated,terroir is just an easy term to pull it all together.Join us to hear Randy Torban explain this term in a quick and easy way.www.ClassicWines.com …

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ClassicWines Minute - Wine Stoppers

2009-03-18 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Wine bottles come in many shapes and sizes, and there are just as many styles and types of stoppers to go with them. Join Randy Torban as he explains a few of the basics of preserving your wine. …

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Champagne or Sparkling Wine - They're both great - Classic Wines TV

2008-12-15 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Today Brian Freedman tastes a rose sparkler, "Le Marchesine Franciacorta Rose Millesimato 2003". This mouthful of bubbly joins some of the best in Cava, Prosecco and sparklers from Brazil as a great addition to your regular choice of Champagne. Please join us to find a wonderful bottle to celebrate the holidays. …

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Italian Wine Tasting

2008-12-08 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Today we taste two wines from Italy. Join Brian Freedman as he takes you through his tasting of a 2004 bottle from Feudo di Santa Croce Bisanzio Primitivo di Manduria and the 2005 Vignali Roccomora Nero d'Avola Merlot Blend. …

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Wine Chateau - Wines from Beaulieu Vineyard

2008-12-08 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


We are tasting wines from the legendary Beaulieu Vineyard. These wines are well known for being some of the most well produced wines in the Napa Valley. Join Brian Freedman as he tastes these beautiful wines provided by Wine Chateau. …

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Gold Medal Wine Club - Classic Wines TV

2008-12-05 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Join us today as Brian Freedman introduces to the Gold Medal Wine Club. This club offers several wine club assortments to choose from including a pinot noir club. Brian talks about several of the wines including a 2006 Perry Creek Zinfandel. See why a wine club can be a great way to experience a variety of high quality wines. …

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Wonderful Spanish Wines - Classic Wines TV

2008-12-02 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Wines from Spain are a great value these days. It is a region that is really coming into it's own and definitely is worth exploring. Join Brian Freedman as he takes us through the fresh and crisp characteristics of these very enjoyable wines. The wines featured today are The Spanish Quarter 2007 Chardonnay-Albarino and The Spanish Quarter 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo.For more wine videos please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. …

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Wine Chateau Wines from Italy Tasting

2008-12-01 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


We have a nice selection to review today. Both wines are red blends from italy and bring out some of the best of the boot! …

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Wine Chateau Sparkling Wines

2008-12-01 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Today Brian Freedman reviews the Le Marchesine Franciacorta Rose Millesimato 2003 Sparkling wine. …

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Spectacular Super Tuscans - Classic Wines TV

2008-11-24 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


What makes a super tuscan wine super? Join Brian Freedman as he reviews the Ruffino Modus 2005 to find out about the freshness and floral notes in this wine, along with the traditional leather and chocolate. This wine was brought to us by WineChateau.com who is generously donating a portion of the cost to the American Italian Cancer Foundation. A great wine and a great cause, what could be better. …

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Wine Chateau Spanish Quarter Wines

2008-11-24 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Join us as we review a wonderful collection of Spanish wines provided to us by Wine Chateau. …

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Wine Chateau 2005 Ruffino Modus

2008-11-21 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Brian Freedman reviews a super tuscan wine supplied to us by WineChateau.com …

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Wine Gifts - What And Where to Buy Online - Classic Wines TV

2008-11-17 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Host Brian Freedman is here to help you this holiday season. If you’ve got wine lovers in your life (And we hope you do), you’ll want to investigate wine gifts. What could be more convenient than combining the ease of online shopping with the thoughtfulness of a nice wine gift? Brian explains what kinds of gifts to search for, and gives you a good example (WineGiftsOnline.com) of where you can go to do your shopping. …

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Micheal Zimberg Reports: Pride Mountain Vineyards - Classic Wines TV

2008-11-17 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Roving Reporter Michael Zimberg of What Would Mikey Drink gives us an inside look at Pride Mountain Vineyards. Touring the estate with co-owner Steve Pride and winemaker Sally Johnson, Mikey is able to learn more about the tasting, barreling, and storing of Pride Mountain’s popular wines. Sampling the Pride Mountain Vintner Select Merlot, Steve and Sally explain the nuance and character that makes every vintage unique! …

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Wine Cellar Management – What’s Size Got To Do With It? - Classic Wines TV

2008-11-13 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Although we are all accustomed to seeing the standard 750ml bottle, wine actually comes in a multitude of sizes. Two other widely utilized bottle sizes include the Demi (375 ml) bottle and the Magnum (1500ml) bottle. These different sizes can affect the wine inside as it matures over time, so it’s important to factor bottle size in as a variable when aging. Join Brian Freedman as he discusses what you need to know about about size and aging.Used in today’s episode are the Luce 2001 Red Blend (Super Tuscan) and the Robert Mondavi 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. To find your favorite wine please visit us at ClassicWines.com. …

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Michael Zimberg Reports: Birgitta Togni of Togni Vineyards - Classic Wines TV

2008-11-10 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Michael ZImberg of “What Would Mikey Drink” tours the Togni Vineyards with Birgitta Togni, wife of Philip Togni. Birgitta discusses her desire to keep wines natural, and her thoughts on how to properly balance the acids, tannins, and other factors that go into making their wine. Join Mikey for the second installment on his tour of Togni Vineyards (see the first Togni Vineyard installment here). …

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Wine Cellar Management-Collecting Regions - ClassicWines TV

2008-11-05 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Continuing our Wine Cellar Management series, host Brian Freedman explores one of the great aspects of collecting and organizing your own wine cellar – region exploration. Even if you don’t have an expansive cellar filled with rows of wine, it’s still possible to have fun with similar wines from different regions. For example, in today’s episode, Brian examines two Cabernet Sauvignons from the same producer, but from different regions. What will the terroir bring?The wines featured today are the Louis Martini 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) and the Louis Martini 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Valley). To find your favorite wine please visit us at www.classicwines.com. …

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What would Mikey Drink - Classic Wines TV

2008-11-04 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


One of the Classic Wines bloggers visits Philip Togni Vineyards in California. …

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Wine Cellar Management – Store Today, Drink Tomorrow

2008-10-28 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Continuing our wine cellar management series, Brian examines the usefulness of storing short term wines. When it comes to wine, certain bottles are good for day-to-day drinking, while others might require years of aging. The benefit of properly storing an aged bottle is fairly evident; however, what’s the benefit of storing your everyday wines? Host Brian Freedman explains why you might consider making a little extra room for short term bottles.Used in today’s episode is the Huber 2006 Zweigelt. For more episodes please visit www.classicwines.com/wine-videos. …

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California Zinfandel Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-10-28 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Move over cabernet, this one is all about California Zinfandel. Among the extremely popular varietals produced by California, Zinfandel is one of the most dominant. Not to be confused with white zinfandel, zinfandel is a fruity red style that can also pack a punch of complexity. Tune in to this week’s episode as Brian compares two distinctly different zinfandels from California.Tasted in today’s episode are the Benson Ferry Vineyards 2006 95240 Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel and the M. Cosentino 2005 Zinfandel Cigarzin. …

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Wine Cellar Management- How Soon is Too Soon? - Classic Wines TV

2008-10-20 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


In a previous episode, we discussed how long is too long for storing a bottle. Now we’d like to play our own devil’s advocate and discuss how Short is Too Short. A lot of wine lovers will use expert opinions to guide just how long they store a bottle before they open it. Unfortunately, the expert’s taste may not match their own. You may find yourself opening a bottle too soon based on someone else’s instinct. Host Brian Freedman explains the parameters in which you can open a bottle, and how not to commit a panic open.Todays bottle is a Chateau Leoville Barton 1995 (Bordeaux). To find your favorite bottle of wine please viisit us at www.ClassicWines.com. …

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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-10-20 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Willamette Valley has made great strides in creating a reputation for itself, especially when it comes to Pinot Noir. Host Brian Freedman is an especially large fan, so this showdown was a treat for him. Join in as Brian samples two Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley and gives is professional reviews.Sampled today are the Airlie Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2006 and the Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2006. For more classicwines TV please join us at www.ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. …

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Wine Cellar Management – How Long is too Long? - Classic Wines TV

2008-10-16 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Brian Freedman continues his investigation of good cellaring techniques. In this episode, Brian discusses the time element in storing wine. The tricky thing about storing wine for periods of time is that every bottle behaves differently. Depending on the level of tannins and their dominance in the wine itself, every bottle should get different treatment. As if that weren’t enough, personal taste plays a role in cellaring time, depending on how tannic you prefer your wine. Time management can seem a little overwhelming, but is actually one of the most fun aspects of wine collecting.Used in today’s episode is the Domaine Jamet 2001 Cote-Rotie. To watch additional wine videos please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. …

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A Vertical Pessagno Vineyard Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-10-13 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Host Brian Freedman gets vertical this week as he tries out two Pessagno Chardonnays. Pessagno is a well respected establishment that hails from the Monterey and San Benito counties of California. Focusing on back-to-back years, 2005 and 2006, Brian is able to analyze the different flavor profiles a year’s difference can produce.Tasted in this episode of ClassicWines TV are the Pessagno 2005 Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay, and the Pessagno 2006 Lucia Highlands Vineyard Chardonnay. …

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Mike Zimberg Reports: Philip Togni Vineyards - Classic Wines TV

2008-10-13 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Mike Zimberg (of the popular column What Would Mikey Drink http://www.classicwines.com/articles/cat/what-would-mikey-drink makes his debut as a ClassicWines.com roving reporter. Armed with a camera, a few insightful questions, and a keen eye for wine, Mikey gives us an inside look at some of the hottest wine spots in the world. In his first episode, Mikey scores a personal tour of Philip Togni Vineyards with the man himself, Philip Togni. Even among elite wine circles, Togni is considered a master winemaker. As he guides Mikey through his vineyard, Togni's knowledge and passion for wine becomes evident. Join Mikey for this intriguing and enlightening look into the beautifully crafted Philip Togni Vineyards. …

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Wine Cellar Management – For Love and Value - Classic Wines TV

2008-10-09 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Classic Wines TV continues to explore wine collecting in this latest video about wine cellar management. Host Brian Freedman uses a bottle from his very own collection to demonstrate the two main concepts of managing your cellar – bottle value, and personal affection. Certain bottles can be stored simply for financial accruement or because the bottle will age well. This is a very cerebral approach to wine cellar management. But the bottle can also be stored if it has a personal connection to you. Perhaps you visited the vineyard and had a wonderful experience. Perhaps the bottle was made on a child’s birthday. Whatever the case may be, appeal may be another factor to consider when storing bottles.The bottle examined today is the Dierberg 2005 Pinot Noir “Steven”. To find more wines please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com. …

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How to Build Your Wine Collection - Classic Wines TV

2008-10-07 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Got a few wine bottles sitting on your kitchen counter? Maybe a few collecting dust down in the basement? Well it’s time to get in the game – start your collection right away! Brian Freedman shows you the basics of starting a real wine collection, and gives tips and tricks for keeping yourself organized. Wine collections aren’t just for aristocrats with thousands of bottles; anyone can do it. You might be surprised at how easy and cost effective it can be.To find a favorite bottle of wine please join us at www.classicwines.com …

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Coffee…a Wine Lover’s Best Friend? - Classic Wines TV

2008-09-29 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Wine lovers are famously in-tune with the nuances of food and beverage. Wine, being complex and dynamic, provides drinkers with a different experience every time they open a bottle. Unfortunately, due to its alcoholic nature, wine is only appropriate at certain times of day. What else could capture wine lover’s attention in the same way? Host Brian Freedman contends that coffee is answer.Discussing high end coffee’s from Jax Coffee House, Brian compares the diverse tasting palate that good coffee provides. If wine owns the nighttime, certainly coffee is king all day! …

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A Quick Guide to Wine Bottle Closures - Classic Wines TV

2008-09-29 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Corks…screw tops…glass stoppers…the world of wine enclosures is much more diverse than it used to be! Years ago, your choices were essentially limited to one – cork. But as technology grows, more consistent means of enclosure have developed. Of course, with change comes reaction in the form of complaints about a lessening of ‘breathability’ that corks natural contain. Host Brian Freedman examines the most popular kinds of enclosures available today and let’s you be judge.To learn more about wine please go to www.classicwines.com/wine-videos. …

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An American Riesling Wine Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-09-22 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Germany’s most famous wine is Riesling…but what happens when Americans take a stab at it? Join Brian Freedman as he pits two American Rieslings against each other in a full on tasting challenge. More wine videos are available at www.ClassicWines.com.The wines sampled today are the Tarrica Wine Cellars Riesling 2007, and the Chateau Ste Michelle “Dr. Loosen” Riesling 2006. …

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Exploring Dessert Wines (Attn: All Sweet Wine Lovers)

2008-09-22 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Brian Freedman is extra sweet in today’s episode as he guides you through the ins and outs of dessert wines. Dessert wine, which is interchangeably referred to as sweet wine, is often mistaken as something that must be enjoyed accompanying dessert. This false assumption can lead the unsuspecting wine drinker astray, as too much sweetness can overload the palate. Depending on style and alcohol level, certain sweet wines can be enjoyed on their own or with contrasting food elements. Watch this week’s ClassicWines TV episode as Brian gives you the inside scoop regarding dessert wines.Wine sampled in today’s episode is the Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto. …

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A Crisp Pinot Grigio Showdown from California - Classic Wines TV

2008-09-15 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


California may be most well known for Cabernet Sauvignon, but host Brian Freedman doesn’t want you to forget about the Pinot Grigio either. Pitting two California Pinot Grigio’s against each other, Brian examines a significant contrast in production style, and how that comes through on the palate.Sampled today are the Estancia 2007 Pinot Grigio and the Tangent 2006 Pinot Gris. Watch more wine videos at www.ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. …

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Exploring Wine Bottles: Burgundy and Bordeaux - Classic Wines TV

2008-09-11 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Wine bottles come in many shapes and sizes, and as wineries seek to create new trends, new styles develop. But, no matter what, there will always be a few classic bottle styles that will always stay in fashion. Today, Brian Freedman examines Burgundy and Bordeaux – two of the most historic varieties of wine.The wines used in today’s episode are the Robert Mondavi 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Louis Jadot 2005 Pinot Noir Bourgogne. Find your favorite bottle of wine at www.ClassicWines.com. …

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Under the Radar: Spanish Jumilla Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-09-08 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


If you’re a wine lover, I bet you’ve heard of Rioja. But it seems that only true wine geeks have heard of Jumilla, a developing wine region of Spain. This up-and-coming wine is one for you to look into if you want to diversify your palate. Watch as Brian Freedman pits two Spanish Jumilla against each other in a Classic Wines Showdown.The wines tasted today are the Juan Gil 2005 Jumilla, and the Altos De Luzon 2005 Jumilla. …

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Beginner’s Guide to Wine Tasting - Classic Wines TV

2008-09-08 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Brian Freedman gets down to wine tasting basics. If you have ever wondered about the proper method for tasting a wine, this video is for you. From decanting, to sniffing, to swirling, to tasting, watch as Brian teaches you to do it like a pro.Join us for more wine videos at www.ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. …

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Tips for Buying Wine Online - ClassicWines TV

2008-09-03 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Don’t be afraid to break old habits! It may seem easier to run down to your local state liquor store, but the truth is buying wine online is the easiest and most cost effective way to get the bottles you want. With online shopping streamlined and shipping deals running rampant, even a casual wine lover can find enough bottles to fill out a case. Watch as Brian Freedman guides you through helpful hints on getting the most out of your online shopping experience.Find your favorite wines at www.ClassicWines.com. …

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Breaking Conventions with a Tawny Port Wine Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-09-02 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Some people consider port off limits during the summertime. Brian Freedman, being his normal daring self, suggests otherwise. He believes that since we are approaching cigar season, the time couldn’t be more ripe to break open a quality bottle of Tawny Port.The wines sampled today are the Warre’s Otima 10 Year Old Porto, and the Noval Tawny Porto. To find wines you love, or would love to try, go to ClassicWines.com …

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The Cuteness Competition: Australian Shiraz Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-08-26 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


They may be adorable, but what kind of quality will these wines bring? As one of the rising stars of the wine world, Australia has become a key player in the realm of Shiraz. Utilizing large production techniques and attractive labels, Australia hopes to continue dominating their niche of the market. But the big question has always been – does the wine inside stack up when it comes to quality? Today, host Brian Freedman tries two very obtainable Australian Shiraz.Wines sampled in this episode of Classic Wines TV include the Boolaroo 2005 Shiraz and The Little Penguin 2006 Shiraz. …

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How to Read A Wine Label - Classic Wines TV

2008-08-25 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Host Brian Freedman guides you through the sometimes complex process of reading a wine label. Grapes…vintages…producers…regions…there is a lot to know when picking out a bottle of wine! Furthermore, there is no standard when it comes to the information producers have to provide you. If you’re choosing a new world wine, you can expect one style. If you are choosing an old world wine, you can expect another. Brian breaks it down to help you with your next wine shopping excursion.The wines sampled on ClassicWines.com today are the Ravens Wood 2005 Sonoma County Zinfandel, and the Joseph Drouhin Chablis Premier Cru. …

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The Value of Cognac with Alessandra Rotondi- Classic Wines TV

2008-08-21 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Brian Freedman sits down at Brasserie Cognac in New York to discuss the great versatility of Cognac. Alessandra Rotondi, special guest and Sommelier for Brasserie Cognac, guides Brian through the pairing theory utilized by the restaurant. Rotondi also describes the surprisingly large amount of Cognac available, and when they can be best enjoyed. Join Brian and Alessandra as they chat about pairings, Europe, and all things wine!To find your favorite bottle of wine please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com …

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Battle of the Big Reds - California Cabernet Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-08-18 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


When it comes to wine in California, Cabernet Sauvignon is the equivalent of the 2007 New England Patriots (nevermind that one loss.) California Cab enjoys a global reputation for excellence, and in today’s episode, Brian Freedman puts them to the taste. Placed in a food and wine pairing context, two Cabs compete for the prize of showdown champion. Which will come out on top? Wines tasted today are the Joel Gott 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Annabella 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection. …

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Lobster Flambe and the Versatility of Cognac - Classic Wines TV

2008-08-14 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


While food and wine pairings attempt to match flavor sets, cooking with wine instills the flavors of food and wine together. Cognac in particular is an extremely versatile wine that has developed a reputation for being great in the kitchen. In this episode of Classic Wines TV, host Brian Freedman meets with Roberto Manfe and Florian Hugo of Brasserie Cognac to cook up some fantastic Lobster Flambe and demonstrate all the uses of Cognac.The wine in this episode is the Remy Martin Cognac V.S.O.P., to find more wines please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com. …

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Ordering Wine On a Date – Bottle Do’s and Don’ts - Classic Wines TV

2008-08-12 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Host Brian Freedman meets with Classic Wines Columnist Romany Reagan to discuss wines on the dating scene. Ordering wine on a date can be tricky business, especially as you try to make a good first impression. Certain bottles can lead to success, while others can lead to abysmal failure. Watch as Brian and Romany analyze the positive and negative attributes of potential date wines.Sampled today are Old Fart’s Wife, Luna di Luna Premium Pink Merlot, Il Bastardo, and Marques de Riscal Rioja. …

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Everything You Want to Know About Charles Heidsieck Champagne - Classic Wines TV

2008-08-04 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Brian Freedman and Christian Holtzhausen (International House Communications Director of Charles Heidsieck) taste champagne in the beautiful Brasserie Cognac Restaurant. Watch as these two experts riff on champagne food and wine pairings, the history of Charles Heidsieck Champagne, and much more.The two bottles sampled today are the Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Non Vintage, and the Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995. For more information and wine videos please visit us at ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. …

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Cotes du Rhone Wine Tasting Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-08-04 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Brian Freedman pits two Cotes du Rhone against each other in wine competition. Cotes du Rhone, found in the Rhone region, is a very popular French wine. Can these two bottles hold up to a well established reputation, or will they fall flat? The wines tasted today are the J. Vidal-Fleury 2006 Cotes du Rhone, and the Chateau Beauchene 2006 Cotes du Rhone.Join us for more Classic Wines videos at www.ClassicWines.com/wine-videos …

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Burgundy Pairings at Picholine Restaurant

2008-07-31 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Ever wanted to peek into the wine cellar of a high end restaurant? Here is your chance – Join Brian Freedman and Jason Miller, General Manager and Wine Director of Picholine, as they chat about Burgundy and food and wine pairings. The wines discussed today are Domaine Coste Caumartin 2005 Monthelie, and Domaine Michel Lafarge 2004 Volnay Clos Du Chateau Des Ducs. …

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Wine Pairing Competition with Gary Vaynerchuk and Brian Freedman

2008-07-29 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


The head to head sommelier smackdown food and wine pairing competition final round is here. Gary Vaynerchuk and Brian Freedman let the judges decide the best wines for their last pairing. Join us to learn more about choosing a wine that's right for you, and learn what to consider when serving wine and food.For more wine videos please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. …

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Food and Wine Pairing with Piper Heidsieck at Picholine NYC - Classic Wines TV

2008-07-24 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Food and wine pairings are not an exact science, however a beautiful pairing can be a wonderful thing. In this episode of Classic Wines TV we visit Picholine in New York City for a top of the line food pairing with one of Piper Heidseick’s Rare Champagnes.Join Brian Freedman, Christian Holthausen of Piper Heidsieck and Jason Miller of Picholine Restaurant as they sample this delicious pairing.To search for your favorite wine or champagne please visit us at ClassicWines.com. …

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Wine and Cheese Pairing -Gary Vaynerchuk and Classic Wines TV

2008-07-21 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Everyone understands that wine and cheese pair well together, but what wine goes with what cheese? In this episode of Classic Wines TV Brian Freedman and Gary Vaynerchuk choose two very different wines in a head to head cheese pairing competition. For additional wine videos please join us at ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. …

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Gary Vaynerchuk and Brian Freedman - Pinot Grigio Anyone?

2008-07-14 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Two of wine's biggest personalities continue their head to head food and wine pairing competition in this segment of the Sommelier Smackdown, hosted by The Wine School of Philadelphia. Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV and Brian Freedman of Classic Wines put up an Alta Vista 2006 Torrontes against a Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio. Join us for this episode and let us know what you would pick.For more Classic Wines wine videos go to ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. …

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Wine Tasting Selections from the California Wine Club - Classic Wines TV

2008-07-14 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Wine clubs can be the perfect opportunity for exploring new wines that are difficult to find in your local wine store. Today Brian Freedman tastes a Pinot Noir from Gary's Vineyard and a Roy J. Maier Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma. Join us for tips on delicious food pairings with these California Wine Club selections.To find your favorite bottle of wine visit us at ClassicWines.com. …

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Piper Heidsieck Rare Champagne Tasting - Classic Wines TV

2008-07-08 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Piper Heidsieck Rare Champagne vertical tasting with Charles HoltHausen, the International House Communications Director of Piper Heidsieck, and Brian Freedman, Classic Wines site sommelier. …

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Gary Vaynerchuk Vs Brian Freedman - Food and Wine Pairing Competition

2008-07-08 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Two of wine's biggest personalities go head to head in this Sommelier Smackdown, hosted by The Wine School of Philadelphia. Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV and Brian Freedman of Classic Wines TV engage in a four-part food and wine pairing competition. These two experts do their best to win over a panel of educated wine judges and come out on top.Join us for more wine videos and search for your next bottle of wine at ClassicWines.com …

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Taste a new wine every month as part of a wine club - Classic Wines TV

2008-07-01 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


How many times do you wish to try a new wine but aren't sure what to look for? By joining a wine club all the hard decisions are already made for you. This week Brian Freedman and Classic Wines TV sample a few delicious wines available through The California Wine Club. Follow Brian as he tastes their Premier and International selections and gives great suggestions on food pairings and more in this weeks video.To find out more about joining a wine club please visit us at ClassicWines.com …

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Gary Vaynerchuk Brings the Thunder to Philadelphia - Classic Wines TV

2008-06-30 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


On his book tour for “101 Wines Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World,” Gary Vaynerchuk stopped in at one of Philadelphia’s top wine spots - The Wine School of Philadelphia - to do some signing, posing, and chatting with the locals. Classic Wines TV took the camera down to this event to do a little Q & A with the Vayniacs in attendance. Host Randy Torban asks the burning questions we all want to know – how has Gary V influenced people’s opinion of wine? How has he inspired them to diversify their collection? Randy even stops in with Gary V himself. Check out this first video of a multipart series featuring Gary Vaynerchuk and our own Brian Freedman.Find your favorite wines and more wine videos at ClassicWines.com …

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Pinot Noir Showdown - Classic Wines tv

2008-06-26 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


The right food pairing is an important matter when considering Pinot Noir wine. Join Brian Freedman as he reviews and pairs two French Pinot Noirs with the perfect dinner pairings in this week's showdown. Decide if Roux Pere et Fils 2006 Pinot Noir Bourgogne or Maison Louis Latour 2005 Marsannay is your favorite.Join us at ClassicWines tv for more videos and at ClassicWines.com to find your perfect bottle of wine. …

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Summertime Rose Wines - Classic Wines TV

2008-06-18 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


It’s warm weather and time for the pink wines. Each of the wines in this week’s ClassicWines Showdown will bring a fresh and bright outlook to your glass, filling it with the aroma of fresh watermelon and springtime. Join Brian Freedman as he reviews the Muga Rioja Rose and the Vega Sindoa Rose and find out what your favorite rose wine might be. …

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Red Zinfandel wine needs decanting - Classic Wines TV

2008-06-12 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Decanting your wine can be accomplished with a variety of decanters. Today we review a unique in bottle decanter made by Soiree. Brian Freedman tastes a big red zinfandel, made better by decanting.To find out more about wine join us for all our videos at ClassicWines.com/wine-videos. To find your favorite bottle of wine visit us at ClassicWines.com …

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Popular white wines from South Africa - Classic Wines TV with Brian Freedman

2008-06-03 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


South Africa is producing some very interesting white wines. From the unique labels to the distinctive taste, these wines offer a refreshing version of Sauvignon Blanc that is definitely worth a try. Brian Freedman reviews two South African wines in a head to head showdown. Join us at Classic Wines TV for all of our wine videos, and at ClassicWines.com to find your favorite bottle of wine. …

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Soave White Wine from Italy - Classic Wines TV

2008-05-29 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Italy, while not as famous for its quality white wines, produces a very nice Soave. Made from the garganega and trebbiano grapes, the soave wines we review today offer a nice alternative to what you would traditionally expect from Italy.Join us as we review the Allegrini 2006 and the Pieropan 2006 in our Classic Wines showdown. Go to ClassicWines.com to learn more and to find your favorite bottle of wine. …

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Champagne Wine Tasting Showdown - Classic Wines TV

2008-05-22 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Champagne ShowdownHost Brian Freedman discusses two very findable, very affordable bottles of Champagne. Contrary to popular belief, most Champagnes are not made up of a single white grape. Instead, they are a carefully crafted mix of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. This production can result in intriguing differences between bottles.Join Brian as he samples Jacquart and Nicolas Feuillate Champagne. To find your favorite bottle of wine please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com. …

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French Wines 101 - Classic Wines TV

2008-05-12 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


French wines are close to the hearts of wine lovers everywhere. There is such a rich history involved in the french wine making regions that they don't even bother to list on the label the grapes used to make the wine. The reason is that the same grapes have been planted in the same regions for many many years. Join us to learn about french wine regions, grapes and wine lables as we speak with The Wine School of Philadelphia. To find your favorite bottle of wine visit us at www.ClassicWines.com …

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German Wines 101 - Classic Wines TV

2008-05-08 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


German wines, especially german wine labels, can be a bit mysterious to most of us. The label on the bottle, for instance a reising, will tell you a lot of information about the grape, when it was picked and the area its from. Join us as we learn more with the sommeliers from The Wine School of Philadelphia. …

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Old World Wine vs. New World Wine - Classic Wines TV

2008-04-30 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


What is the difference between old world and new world wine? The region the grapes were grown in, the style of the wine and the wine bottle lables will help you to figure it all out.Join us as we visit with the Sommelier instructors at The Wine School of Philadelphia for a few tips about Old and New World wines. …

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Why are Australian Wines so Popular? - ClassicWines TV

2008-04-22 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Australian wines have taken off in recent years, and from wine beginners to experts, they are beloved by people all over the world. But what is it about these wines that‚s so appealing? And what sets them apart from the wines produced in other parts of the world? Join us as we explore the Australian wine phenomenon at The Wine School of Philadelphia.To find your perfect bottle of wine visit us at www.ClassicWines.com. …

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Italian Wine - What is that Grape? - Classic Wines tv

2008-04-14 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


What are some of the grapes used to produce delicious Italian wine? It could be the Nebbiolo, maybe a san giovese or even a aleatico. Each region of Italy brings its culture, history, climate and wine knowledge together to make distinctive wines for their area. Please join us to learn more about the wonderful wines of this region as we speak with a sommelier of The Wine School of Philadelphia. For additional informative wine videos go to www.ClassicWines.com/wine-videos.To find your favorite bottle of wine let us help you at www.ClassicWines.com …

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What are the varietal fingerprints of wine - ClassicWines TV

2008-04-09 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


The varietal fingerprints of a wine can include descriptions as diverse as roses, barnyard, pepper, game and blackberries. Every single wine grape has a distinctive personality no matter where it is grown. Regardless of what the wine maker does to the wine there will the same underlying characteristic, or fingerprint, with each and every bottle of pinot noir, syrah or whichever wine you are tasting. Confused? Learn more at ClassicWines.comVisit ClassicWines.com/wine-videos to learn more about wine. Find your favorite bottle at ClassicWines.com …

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Late Harvest Wine of Long Island - Great with Shellfish

2008-03-31 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.com/wine-videosClassic Wines visited Paumanok vineyard in Long Island to learn about their delicious 2005 Sauvignon Blanc late harvest wine. Wine makers walk their vineyards to check on their grapes, always aware of the many things that can go wrong. Sometimes however things can turn out to be just right.Visit ClassicWines.com to find your favorite bottle of wine or try something new, there is so much to choose from. …

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Winemaking in Long Island - Crushing Sauvignon Blanc - Classic Wines TV

2008-03-24 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Winemaking in Long Island at Paumanok Vineyards is a family affair. Like a lot of the wineries in the Long Island New York area everyone in the family learns every aspect of the business; from harvesting the grapes to bottling the wine.We spoke with Kareem Massoud of the Paumanok Vineyards during the harvest of the sauvignon blanc grapes. Join us to learn more. To find your own choice of wine please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com. …

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Picking chardonnay grapes for wine - Classic Wines TV

2008-03-18 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Picking grapes for wine is the first step a winemaker must do to make delicious wine. The timing is crucial for picking grapes with the correct sugar content since this is so important in making the wine. It goes beyond this one fact though, so join us at Bedell Cellars as we learn more about fine wine making.To find the perfect bottle of wine for you please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com …

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Wine making in Long Island -Ready for harvest

2008-03-10 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.comOne of the important steps in making wine comes before the grapes are even picked. The winemakers job is to determine the correct time to pick the chardonnay, or viogneir grapes for optimal flavor. ClassicWines interviews the winemaker at Bedell Cellars in Long Island to find out the many determinations that a winemaker will make to bring you that wonderful glass of wine.Join us at ClassicWines TV for all of our informative videos, and at ClassicWines.com to find the perfect bottle of wine for you. …

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Have you been to a wine tasting room? - Classic Wines TV

2008-03-04 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.comThere are many wine tours along the North Fork of Long Island. Bedell Cellars, known for producing a high quality Merlot, has redesigned their tasting room into a beautiful state of the art facility.Join us as we learn a little bit about this up and coming wine producing region. …

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Maximum Wine Enjoyment - Classic Wines TV

2008-02-25 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.comDoes the smell of a cork tell you anything? How many different shapes of wineglass should you buy? And what's the deal with decanting? In this episode, the sommelier instructors at The Wine School of Philadelphia discuss how to get the most pleasure from a bottle of wine. And the answers, as always, may surprise you. To find a wine that suits you and to learn more about wine please join us at www.ClassicWines.com …

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California Viognier Wine Tastes So Good! - The ClassicWines Minute

2008-02-19 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


What's your favorite California wine? Join us this week as "The Classic Wines Minute" compairs two wines from California in The Classic Wines Wine Showdown. The Miner Viognier with an aroma of marzipan, apricots and orange blossoms or The Cline Viognier with a more subtle taste. It's a tough decision for most but we can count on our own Brian Freedman to help you find the answers.Join us for all our wine videos and let us help you find the wine that's perfect for you at ClassicWines.com. …

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The Smell of Wine - ClassicWines and The Wine School of Philadelphia

2008-02-11 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.comWhat does your wine smell like? Vanilla, butter, green pepper? Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc all have complex descriptions. We visit with the Wine School of Philadelphia to found out how and where all these aromas come from. Join us at The ClassicWines Minute as Brian Freedman speaks with Keith Wallace about the smells, descriptions and tastes of wine. To find your perfect wine go to www.ClassicWines.com. …

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Wine and Chocolate and Gifts

2008-02-04 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.comMmm, wine and chocolate. The Classic Wines Minute visits Pinot Boutique, a toy store for wine lovers, where Brian Freedman talks with the owner and samples a cabernet wine chocolate sauce that's out of this world. Join us as we find out just how many accessories there are for wine lovers! We talk about everything from gift baskets and decanters to refrigeration and corkscrews.To learn more about wine please join us at The Classic Wines Minute, and to buy your own wine or accessories please visit us at ClassicWines.com …

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Big Wine Myths - The Classic Wines Minute

2008-01-29 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.comHave you ever wanted to learn about wine? Do you want to find out about all the Red Wine Myths you've heard. The Classic Wines Minute visits a few expert wine sommeliers at The Wine School of Philadelphia. Join us as we learn a few things about wine tasting and reviews.To find a wine that suits you and to learn more about wine please join us at www.ClassicWines.com …

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South of the Border Wines from Chile – The Classic Wines Minute

2008-01-17 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.comThere are wines that we can enjoy from all over the world, today we review two Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Chile. Join The Classic Wines Minute as Brian Freedman describes the currans, chocolate, cedar and dark ripe fruit on the nose of the wines, and explains why he would pair one of them with a big rib eye steak. Food and wine, what could be better.To find a wine that suits you and to learn more about wine and wine news please join us at www.ClassicWines.com …

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Wine Storage and Refrigeration - The Classic Wines Minute

2008-01-15 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.comDon't get caught serving funky wine - store it the correct way. If you want to keep a special bottle from spoiling, make sure to utilize a temperature controlled environment. The Classic Wines Minute team visits Pinot Boutique, a wine accessory store in Philadelphia, to review their wine refrigeration systems. There are wine racks and refrigerators for every budget, so join us to find the one for you. …

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All about Champagne with Veuve Clicquot and The Classic Wines Minute

2008-01-10 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.comHave you ever wondered about the bubbles in Champagne? How about how to open the bottle, or how about that famous party trick of opening the Champagne bottle with a saber? Join The Classic Wines Minute as we answer these questions and more. Veuve Clicquot has allowed us to sample their wine and discuss Veuve Clicquot Champagne with Charles Curtis, director of wine and spirits education for Moet Hennessey.To find your own bubbly to enjoy please visit us at www.ClassicWines.com for a wide selection of wine from around the world. …

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It's the Italian, yes Italian Merlot Showdown - The Classic Wines Minute

2007-12-31 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


www.ClassicWines.com This week on The Classic Wines Minute Brian Freedman reviews two Merlot wines. What is out of the ordinary is that this is not about a French Merlot, which is where most of us think of when we think of Merlot. Both of the wines in this weeks Classic Wines Showdown are from Italy. Join us to discover what each wine brings to the table. Will the winner be the Falesco or the Santa Margherita? Watch our review and then try one of your own. Visit ClassicWines.com to find the perfect merlot for you. …

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Enjoying Vintage Champagne with Veuve Clicquot - The Classic Wines Minute

2007-12-27 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Veuve Clicquot's Vintage Champagne is one of life's special treats. This week on the Classic Wines Minute Brian Freedman visits with Charles Curtis, the director of wine and spirits education for Moet Hennessy, to learn more about the qualities of vintage Champagne. Join us to learn what food pairings go well with Champagne, how long to keep vintage Champagne, and the complexity that vintage Champagne has on the nose and the palate.Visit us at The Classic Wines Minute to view all of our wine videos, and at ClassicWines.com to find your favorite Champagne. …

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Choosing a Wine Glass that will Enhance your Wine - The Classic Wines Minute

2007-12-18 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


The type and size of glass that you use when tasting a wine can absolutely enhance the flavor and aroma of your wine. Today our host, Brian Freedman tastes a Burgundy - Jaboulet- Vercherre 2004 Gevrey - Chambertin. We test this wine in the Taste of Purple Vino2 glass and find out if it does indeed improve the flavor of our wine.Take a few minutes to hear about your favorite glass of red wine, a great food and wine pairing, or how to do your own wine tasting. Watch, taste and enjoy. See you next week for the Classic Wines Minute. …

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Decanting your wine - in it's bottle! - Find out how at The Classic Wines Minute

2007-12-11 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Have you ever decanted your wine in it's own bottle? Join us this week as "The Classic Wines Minute" explains the Soiree decanter. This unique wine decanter saves room at your table, aerates your wine and would make a terrific wine gift. We review a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley both with and without decanting. Join us to learn why decanting your wine is so important and let us help you find the wine that's perfect for you at www.ClassicWines.com. …

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Food and Wine Pairing with Veuve Clicquot on The Classic Wines Minute

2007-12-11 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


There are few food and wine pairings better than Champagne and…well, everything! From light hors d’oeuvres to the rich, hearty foods we eat during the holidays, no wine in the world compliments a wider variety of dishes than Champagne. In this episode of The Classic Wines Minute, we visit Charles Curtis, Moët Hennessy’s Director of Wine and Spirits Education, for a special tasting of Veuve Clicquot’s finest cuvées.To read more about our video and our visit with Veuve Clicquot please join us at The Classic Wines Minute. …

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Bring out the flavor of Old Bordeaux wine - The Classic Wines Minute

2007-12-06 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Older wines benefit from being decanted because when you bring oxygen to your wine it helps to bring out the flavor. Today we review an old Bordeaux wine, the Chateau Simard 1995 Saint Emilion. Notice the choices available when choosing a decanter as you watch the Classic Wines Minute video with Brian Freedman.To find a decanter that suits you and to learn more about wine please join us at ClassicWines.com …

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Picking Grapes for Harvest in Long Island - The Classic Wines Minute

2007-12-04 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Today, ClassicWines.com tours Bedell Cellars and demonstrates how to pick a ripe grape directly from the Vineyard! …

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Make Your Own Delicious Wine - Classic Wines Minute

2007-11-27 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Would you like to know how to make wine? The Classic Wines Minute shows you how when we visit with the winemakers at The Wine Room in Cherry Hill NJ. Learn how to take California cabernet grapes, put them through the crusher and press and make delicious wine and even decide on your own wine label.To learn more about this process please watch our video and join us for more at The Classic Wines Minute. …

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Classic Wines.com - Wine accessories

2007-11-20 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


There are almost as many wine accessories as there are wines. The Classic Wines Minute video series visits a wine accessories store in Philadelphia where we get to check out everything from wine glasses to gift baskets.To read more about our video please join us at The Classic Wines Minute. …

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Classic Wines.com - Stemware review

2007-11-20 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


This week on the Classic Wines Minute with Brian Freedman we review wine stemware. We do a tasting of a Napa Valley blend of cabernet sauvigon, petit sirah and cabernet franc sangiovese using a Taste of Purple Vino 2 wine glass.Read more about this wine and the different wine glasses available to you at The Classic Wines Minute. …

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Classic Wines Minute – The Champagne Method

2007-11-19 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


At the Old Field Vineyards in Long Island we learn how they use the traditional French method of making champagne. Brian Freedman talks with Ros Baiz about the Blanc de noir champagne method sparkling wine that they produce and the careful steps it takes to make such a wonderful wine. Take a few minutes to hear about your favorite glass of red wine, a great food and wine pairing, or how to do your own wine tasting. Watch, taste and enjoy. See you next week for the ClassicWines Minute. …

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Classic Wines Minute - Decanting your wine

2007-11-13 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


This week "The Classic Wines Minute" explains the importance of decanting your wine. We review three wines, a white 2005 Chardonnay, a red Chateau Haut-Ballet 2001 Bordeaux and the Mollydooker "The Boxer" 2006 Shiraz, a red wine from south Australia. Helping us decant our wine is a product called the Soiree decanter, an in bottle decanter. …

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Classic Wines Minute - The Wine Room - Cherry Hill, NJ

2007-11-07 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


This week the ClassicWines Minute visits The Wine Room of Cherry Hill in Cherry Hill New Jersey. Brian Freedman talks with Kenton Nice, the owner of The Wine Room about the steps you go through to make your own wine. We also do a tasting of some of their award winning wines. Join us weekly for our wine video minutes. Take a few minutes to hear about your favorite glass of red wine, a great food and wine pairing, or how to do your own wine tasting. Watch, taste and enjoy. See you next week for the ClassicWines Minute. …

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ClassicWines Minute - The Old Field Vineyard Long Island

2007-10-30 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


This week the ClassicWines Minute visits The Old Field Vineyard in the wine region of the North Fork of Long Island, New York. Brian Freedman talks with Roz Baiz and Perry Weiss, a mother daughter team of winemakers who run the vineyard on land that has been in the family for four generations.Join us weekly for our wine video minutes. Take a few minutes to hear about your favorite glass of red wine, a great food and wine pairing, or how to do your own wine tasting. Watch, taste and enjoy. See you next week for the ClassicWines Minute. …

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Wineries of Long Island: Louisa Hargrave

2007-10-24 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


On our tour of Long Island Wine Country, The Classic Wines Minute sits down with Louisa Hargrave. …

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Di Sardegna Video Showdown

2007-10-18 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


Wine Showdown from ClassicWines.comTwo wines compete - head to head - and we declare the winner! Watch. Taste. Enjoy …

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ClassicWinesMinute Wine Showdown

2007-10-07 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


The ClassicWines.com ClassicWine Minute showdown this week is between two version of the same wine. We review the 1995 Chateau Roquevieille Cotes de Castillon against the 2000 Chateau Roquevielle Costes de Castillon …

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Barbaresco Wine Tasting

2007-09-21 :: info@classicwines.com (Mark P. Spangler)


2003 Barbaresco's from Piedmont, Italy are the topic of todays Weekly Wine Showdown by ClassicWines.com! …

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TClassic Wines TV is a video series that you can rely on to bring you quality wine information in an engaging format. We offer various channels for easy access to restaurant food and wine pairings, interviews, tastings, etc. Follow Brian as he meets some of the biggest names in wine and explores the most beautiful regions of wine country. ...read more

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