Wine Tasting 101 Archives This is the complete list of all the wines featured in Wine Tasting 101. If any of them strike your interest, you can work back through the forum tasting notes to find reports on them all; and if you like, please feel free to post your own tasting notes on these wines (or more recent vintages) even though the featured topic has passed. All the wines on WT101 are "non-expiring" in that we welcome your reports at any time.

October 2005: Tuscany
Choice of Tuscan wines. Palate calibration: Ruffino Chianti Classico, Villa Antinori Toscana and Terruzzi & Puthod Vernaccia di San Gimignano

September 2005: New Zealand
Your choice of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir. Palate calibration recommendations: Brancott (Montana) 2004 Marlborough Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford 2004 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Villa Maria 2004 Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

August 2005: Rhone Varieties in the USofA
Your choice of U.S. Rhone-style wines. Palate calibration recommendations: Edmunds Saint-John "Rocks and Gravel," Tablas Creek "Cotes de Tablas Red" and Laurel Glen "REDS."

July 2005: French whites
Dry or off-dry French whites, with focus on Burgundy, Alsace, the Loire and the Rhône.

June 2005: German Riesling
2004 Dr. L Riesling ($9), 2004 Leitz Riesling "Dragonstone" ($13) and 2003 Gunderloch "Jean Baptiste" Riesling Kabinett ($15) or the German Riesling of your choice.

May 2005: Think pink
All dry rosé wines are fair game this month.

April 2005: Argentina!
Taster's choice! Bring your Argentine favorites

March 2005: Syrah, Shiraz, Sirah
Cline 2002 California Syrah ($13.99), Yalumba 2002 South Australia Shiraz ($10.99) and Bogle 2002 California Petite Sirah ($9.99)

February 2005: Rioja, plus
Faustino V 1998 Rioja Reserva ($16.99) and Osborne 2001 "Solaz" Vino de la Tierra de Castilla ($7.69)

January 2005: The South of France
Your choice of wines from the Rhone, Languedoc and Provence

November-December 2004: What's for Dessert?
Quinta do Noval "LB" Porto ($16.99), Graham's "Six Grapes" Porto ($22.39) and Chambers Rosewood Vineyards Rutherglen Muscat ($16.99)

October 2004: Zinfandel and Primitivo
Renwood 2002 "Sierra Series" Sierra Foothills Zinfandel ($10.99) and A-Mano 2002 Puglia Primitivo ($10.59)

August 2004: Spanish Garnacha
Viña Alarba 2002 Calatayud Old Vines Grenache ($8.99) and Borsao 2002 Campo de Borja ($7.99)

June 2004: Affordable Chardonnay
Louis Jadot 2002 Macon-Villages Chardonnay ($9.49) and Smoking Loon 2002 California Chardonnay ($8.99)

May 2004: Barbera
Bera 2002 Barbera d'Alba ($12.99), Cantine Sant'Agata 2001 "Baby Barb" Barbera d'Asti ($11.99) and Castelvero 2001 Piemonte Barbera ($9.99)

March 2004: Amazing grape: Carmenère
Santa Ema 2001 Rapel Valley Carmenère ($9.99), Casa Silva 2000 Colchagua Valley Carmenère ($6) and Carmen 2001 Rapel Valley Carmenère ($7)

January 2004: Viognier
J et F Lurton 2002 "Les Salices" Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc ($13.50) and R. H. Phillips 2001 "EXP" Dunnigan Hills Viognier ($9.99).

November-December 2003: Festive holiday wines
Michel Frères 1997 Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé Cuvée Brut ($15.59) and Noval "LB" Porto ($16.99).

October-November 2003: Support your local winery
No matter where in the world you live, we encourage you to seek out a local winery and pay them a visit this month.

September 2003: Loire reds
Charles Joguet 2000 "Cuvée Terroir" Chinon ($14.99) and Domaine de la Chanteleuserie 2000 "Cuvée Beauvais" Bourgueil ($12.99).

August 2003: White blends
Any blend of white grape varieties that you like. Suggested: Chateau Bonnet 2001 Entre-Deux-Mers ($9.99), Pine Ridge 2002 California Chenin Blanc-Viognier ($14.99), Pieropan 2001 Soave Classico ($11.99), La Vieille Ferme 1999 Cotes du Luberon Blanc ($7.59) and Leeuwin Estate 2001 Margaret River "Siblings" Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon ($12.99).

July 2003: Southern Italy
Any Southern Italian wine of your choice. Suggested for calibration: Taurino 1995 Notarpanaro ($14.49), Taurino Salice Salentino ($7.99), A-Mano Primitivo ($9.99) and Mastroberardino 2001 Greco di Tufo ($21.99).

June 2003: Pinotage
Pinotage of your choice. Recommended, if available: Kanonkop or Simonsig. Also to be reviewed: Fairview 2001 Coastal Region Pinotage ($10), Ashanti 1999 Paarl Pinotage ($16) and Kumala 2000 Western Cape Pinotage ($9.99)

May 2003: Detecting oak
Columbia Crest 2001 Columbia Valley Chardonnay ($8.99), Columbia Crest 2001 Columbia Valley "Grand Estates" Chardonnay ($11.99)

April 2003: Exploring Merlot
Columbia Crest 1999 Columbia Valley "Grand Estates" Merlot ($11.79), J. et F. Lurton 2000 "Les Salices" Merlot Vin de Pays d'Oc($8.99)

March 2003: Vouvray
Foreau 2000 Vouvray Sec ($14.99)

February 2003: Chianti
Cecchi 2001 Chianti ($8.49), Gabbiano 2000 Chianti Classico ($11.99), Ruffino 2000 "Aziano" Chianti Classico ($14.49), Castello d'Albola 1998 Chianti Classico Riserva ($19.99)

January 2003: Sweet Muscat
Domaine de Durban 1999 Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise ($19.99), Quady 2000 "Essensia" California Orange Muscat ($11.49/375 ml), Trevor Jones Barossa Old Muscat ($36.99/375 ml)

December 2002: Pinot Noir
Louis Jadot 1999 Bourgogne Pinot Noir ($15.99), Kings Ridge 2001 Oregon Pinot Noir ($13.99), Au Bon Climat 2001 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir ($17.99), Omaka Springs 2000 Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir ($10.99)

November 2002: 2001 German Riesling
Graff 2001 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett ($10.49)

October 2002: Syrah
E. Guigal 2000 Crozes-Hermitage ($15.99), Qupé Central Coast Syrah ($14.99)

September 2002: Pinot Gris/Grigio
Zenato 2001 Pinot Grigio delle Venezie ($9.99), Cline 2000 Sonoma County Pinot Gris ($9.99)

August 2002: Zinfandel
Ravenswood 2000 Vintners Blend California Zinfandel ($11.69), Cline 2000 California Zinfandel ($9.99), Ridge California Coast Range ($16.99), Laurel Glen 2000 REDS ($7.99)

July 2002: Rosé wine
Open: Rosé of your choice

June 2002: Malbec
Altos Las Hormigas 2000 Mendoza Malbec ($8.99), Trapiche 2000 Mendoza Malbec ($6.99)

May 2002: Chardonnay
Louis Jadot 2000 Macon-Villages Chardonnay ($9.99), Penfolds 2001 Koonunga Hill South East Australia Chardonnay ($9.99), Savary 1998 Chablis ($17.99), Sonoma-Cutrer 2000 Russian River Ranches Chardonnay ($17.99)

April 2002: Rioja
Marqués de Cáceres 1998 Rioja ($12.99), Marqués de Riscal 1998 Rioja Reserva ($15.99)

March 2002: Alsace Riesling
Trimbach 1999 Alsace Riesling ($16.99)

February 2002: Australian "Port"
Hardys Whiskers Blake Tawny Port ($14.99)

January 2002: Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
Concha y Toro "Casillero del Diablo" Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($8.99), Casa Lapostolle "Cuvee Alexandre" Rapel Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.99)

December 2001: Champagne
Champagne Pol Roger Brut ($29.99), Champagne Philipponat Brut ($29.99)

November 2001: Beaujolais-Villages
Louis Jadot 2000 Beaujolais-Villages ($7.99), Georges Duboeuf 2000 Beaujolais-Villages ($6.99)

October 2001: Australian Shiraz
Wyndham Estate "Bin 555" South Eastern Australia Shiraz ($8.99), Wynn's Coonawarra Estate Coonawarra Shiraz ($13.99), Penfolds "Bin 128" Coonawarra Shiraz ($22.99)

September 2001: Alsace
Gentil Hugel

August 2001: Falesco "Vitiano" Umbria
Falesco "Vitiano" Umbria ($9.99)

July 2001: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Brancott 2000 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($9.99)

June 2001: Côtes-du-Rhône
Paul Jaboulet Ainé 1998 "Parallele '45'" Côtes-du-Rhône ($9.99)

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