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I live in Albuquerque, NM and for years I been looking for a wine that Christian Brother made. It was a sweet concord grape wine.  I would like to know where I can find that wine, if they still make it? Thank You, in advance for your help.

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HI Jimmy

I don't have good news for you.  The Christian Brothers no longer make wine or brandy, and you won't find any in the market.  They sold the brandy to Heublein, and the wine brands have pretty much disappeared entirely. And I should know--I used to work for them back in the 1980s!

If you really like that Concord flavor, there are other wines made in that style.  The most widely distributed is Maneschewitz--they make one called Concord wine.  

If you are looking for other sweet red wines, we are seeing a number of entries in that category in the market.  If you ask your local wine retailer, and I sure he or she can recommend a couple that fit the bill!

Hope that helps

Paul Wagner  

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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.

Experience

30 years in the business.

Organizations
Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

Publications
Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

Education/Credentials
I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

Past/Present Clients
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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