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Since 1977, the Quarterly Review of Wines has sought to be the most trustworthy source for wines. In 2011, we discontinued our print magazines while continuing online at qrw.com. Honoring our commitment to providing our readers with truly unbiased and accurate information, we have decided to discontinue advertising of any kind. Additionally we shall not charge subscription fees. No login or passwords required. No telephone numbers to call or email addresses to enter. Just visit qrw.com and it will be there for you to enjoy. All future articles will first be posted on our site — free of charge. Once we take it down, we’ll do our best to have it archived.

Thank you for your support over the years. We feel this is the best way to say “thank you.”


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Quarterly Review of Wines:
For Those Who Want to Know Wines from Those Who Do

QRW CHAMPAGNE TOASTS

May the evening never find you without
a glass of Champagne.

Champagne is the only wine that can
change a mood, offer salvation, and save a day.



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2011 Brunello

Tom Maresca

Following a Hard Act

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Chianti Classico

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A Guide for the Perplexed

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All Things Grape

Randy Sheahan

April 2016

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James Carmody

Richard L. Elia

Boston Wine Expo president steps down

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The Legacy of Giacomo Tachis

Tom Maresca

A Contrarian Opinion

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Rosé Champagne Tastings

QRW Tasting Team

Valentine Wines: Champagne and California Rosé

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Best of the Best 2012 Cru Bourgeois

QRW Tasting Team

Chateau Phelan Segur wins Best of the Best.

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All Things Grape

Randy Sheahan

December 2015

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Quiz: Wine Wit

Randy Sheahan

Can you match speakers to their wine quips?

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QRW’s 33rd Annual Best of The Best:
• California Sparkling Wines
• Blind Vintage Champagne Tasting:
Top Six Bubblies
• Non-Vintage Champagne: Brut and Blanc de Blancs
• California Cabernet Sauvignon & Proprietary Red Blends: 2012 the Great Cab Vintage
• California Pinot Noirs
• California Sauvignon Blanc

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QRW’s All Things Grape and Small

September 2015

July 2015

April 2015

February 2015

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A Feast For Gourmands At WGBH Chef's Gala

Katie Curley-Katzman

Wine and food in perfect pairings at the station's annual Food & Wine Festival

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St. Emilion’s Only American Winemaker

Katie Curley-Katzman

“Wine connects people if you connect with purpose. Wine is a cultural currency.”

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Some Wine History...

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French Rosé Country

Sue Dixon

Patrick d'Aulan

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Alta Vista Wines: The Benchmark of Argentinean Malbec

Katie Curley-Katzman

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Smith Madrone: Wines of the Gods

Katie Curley-Katzman

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Walla Walla: The New Napa

Richard L. Elia

An Eden in eastern Washington: Mullan Road Cellars
and the next generation of great reds.

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Lovely Loire
Castles, pastoral sites, and food friendly wine

Yvonne Horn

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Wine in Literature
A literary and oenology IQ quiz

Richard L. Elia

Test your literary wine IQ!

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Elena Walch:
An Estate in the ‘Hands of Women’

Tom Hyland

Walch is overjoyed her daughters have joined her.
“The three of us now run the estate — it remains
in the hands of women!”

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Updated Vintage Wine Chart

Randy Sheahan

Tom Maresca

Wines of Campania: Red, White and
Pure Gold

Introduction and A Little Bit of History

Romancing the Vines and What's in a Name

A Selection of Campania’s Pure-Gold
Producers

Tom Maresca

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Chocolates and Wine? The answer is Port

Richard L. Elia

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Valentine Vintages
QRW’s Annual Holiday 2015 Champagne Tasting

QRW Tasting Team

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QRW’s 32nd Annual Best of The Best:
• Non-Vintage Champagne
• California Cabs/Red Blends
• California Pinot Noir
• California Merlot

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Mireille Guiliano’s Ode to an Oyster

Richard Elia

The ‘ambassador to the art of living’ introduces us
to another personal affair

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The 31st Annual Best of The Best
California Sparkling Wines

QRW Tasting Team

14 Brut and Blancs de Blanc sure to enliven the moment

 

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QRW Photo Gallery
The Who's Who of QRW Magazine

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A Great Barolo Vintage
2010: Cause for Celebration

Tom Maresca

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The São João Festival:
Portugal’s Largest Street Party

Richard Elia

Champagne

Non-Vintage Champagne —
The House Style

Best of The Best art

QRW’s 30th Annual Best of The Best:
• California Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet-Based Blends
• California Pinot Noirs
• California Merlot
• California Chardonnays
• Non-Vintage Champagne

QRW’s 29th Annual Best of The Best:
• California Cabs and Bordeaux Blends
• Champagne Tasting
• California Pinot Noir
• California Zinfandel

QRW’s 28th Annual Best of The Best:
• California Cabernet Sauvignon
• California Pinot Noir
• California Zinfandel

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Cecile Bonnefond: Woman CEO is running the “New” Piper-Heidsieck

Richard Elia

At our “30th Annual Best of the Best Non-Vintage Champagne Tasting,” the biggest surprise was Piper-Heidsieck. It was the first time this Champagne made the cut, and we were impressed by the quality of reserve wine in the cuvée, along with its flavor and texture. Wine like this deserves a story so we inquired about this with Piper’s new CEO, Cecile Bonnefond.

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WGBH Chef’s Gala A Family Affair For Donelan Wines

Katie Curley-Katzman

Meet Joe Donelan and sons Trip and Cushing of Donelan Family Wines.

Jacques Lardiere, Louis Jadot Winemaker

All Things Grape and Small

Randy Sheahan

Retired Louis Jadot’s Lardière is back to work as he takes charge of Jadot’s newest acquisition, Resonance Vineyard . . .

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The House of Taittinger

Julie Whitlow

Evidence abounds that the family is once again the quintessence of the product which has only improved in depth, character, and quality.

Tara Empson

Meet Tara Empson: Rising Young Star
in Italian Export Wines

Nancy Schultz

With her ready smile and sun-tinged auburn hair, Tara, daughter of Empson wine specialists Neil and Maria, now oversees the Milan office of the family business, whose goal is to deliver consistent Tuscan-style wine to the American table.

Blantyre's Masseto Tasting Menu

Wine Scene

Blantyre’s Masseto Tasting  •  27th Annual Smoker  •  Sommelier Challenge  •  In praise of Roederer USA

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Best of The Best:
Champagne Tasting 2012–13

QRW Tasting Team

Discover which bubblies broke through above the rest for our tasters.

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Style Doyenne: Mireille Guiliano

All about QRW columnist and author Mireille Guiliano and her the best selling French Women ... series.


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Wine’s Decline: Wither Romance?

Aristocrats of the Table: Julia Child, Eating, and Dining

Whining about Downton Abbey

Cellar For A Lord: Downton Abbey, Part II

QRW Wine Diary

QRW Covers by Photographer Jim Scherer

Best of The Best: Non-Vintage Champagnes 2011

Style Doyenne: Profile of and Book Reviews on Mireille Guiliano

Is Dining Dying?

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29th Annual Best of The Best: Best of Show Winners

29th Annual Best of The Best: California Chardonnay

29th Annual Best of The Best: California Zinfandel

Photo Feature: A Nostalgic Look Back

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29th Annual Best of The Best: California Pinot Noir

QRW Vintage Wine Chart [PDF]

29th Annual Best of The Best: Champagne Tasting

Best of The Best: California Cabs

Best of The Best: California Pinot Noir

Best of The Best: California Zinfandel

Best of The Best: Vintage Champagnes 2008–09

Wining and Dining at WGBH Studios

Wining & Dining in Morocco

Wine Quiz: Varietal Variations

An Afternoon at Caymus

Shafer Vineyards: Treasure Trail; Wine, Love and Rock and Roll

Blending Buzz at Rutherford Ranch

Wines of the Quarter: Two Great Reds

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