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The 2012 BTI Austrian Wine Review
An Amazing Array of Exceptional Wines from the ’Amber Road’

By Bob Bansberg, Senior BTI Wine Panelist

When asked to help evaluate a broad range of Austrian wines, many not currently imported in the US market, I was excited about experiencing many newly released rieslings and gruner veltliners–well known wine categories that have consistently improved in the last few years.   more >>

The 2011 World Value Wine Challenge  
The Results Are In and Wine Drinkers Are The Big Winner

By Jerald O’Kennard

This fall, close to 600 wines $20 and under were swirled, sipped and tasted by our expert wine panels for our 11th annual World Value Wine Challenge. From those, we discovered an impressive group of Top 10 winners in four key price categories: $20 and under, $15 and under, $10 and under, and $8 and under.   more >>

"Cabernet, I am your Father..."  
Getting Frank about Cabernet Franc

By Jared Thomas, Special to BTI

Anyone who has read a wine label in the last fifty years knows all about Cabernet Sauvignon. With its bold, berry fruit flavors and robust, masculine delivery, Cab Sauv (as the kids call it) has become the signature grape for our burly modern times.   more >>

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