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What Price Glory? You Don't Always Get What You Pay For.
Sunday, Jul 20 2014
Hughes and other négoçiants turn the old cliché that "You get what you pay for" on its head. Which is why anyone who has bought a moderately priced wine without high expctations can be very surprised by the quality. Indeed, the response is often, "Wow! This tastes like a Stags Leap or Oakville appellation cab that costs five times the price!" And...
Glamour Magazine
Saturday, Jun 28 2014
For National Date Night (June 28) Glamour magazine suggests the wine to choose for a romantic night is Cameron Hughes Wine. 
The Reverse Wine Snob 10 out of 10 Star Rating on Lot 372
Tuesday, Jul 01 2014
The 2007 Cameron Hughes Lot 372 Brunello di Montalcino begins with wonderfully deep, dark aromas of blackberry, plum, black cherry, spice box, super savory herbs, perfumed floral notes and more. It needs a few hours to decant but when it opens up it doesn't get much better than this. All those wonderful flavors from the nose carry over when tasting this...
GOLD MEDALS: Denver International Wine Competition
Monday, Jun 16 2014
Double Gold, Best in Class, Lot 432 Cabernet Sauvignon Gold, Lot 414 Prosecco  Gold, Lot 398 Pinot Noir Gold, Lot 410 Red Hen Ranch Merlot Gold, Lot 386 Field Blend
Lot 418 recommended: Lessons From Napa in the Trickiest of Years
Sunday, Jun 15 2014
Here's Hughes, the value-wine negociant king, doing what he does best - in this case hunting down a bit of surplus Oakville on a budget. Mild and quintessentially dusty, with a branch-like herbal side and pleasant raspberry fruit.

Tuesday, May 20 2014
Lake County, north of Napa Valley, produces some very good Cabernet. Moreover, prices are usually quite a bit lower than equivalent Napa versions (vineyard land is radically cheaper, for one thing). This cassis-scented bottling is an excellent introduction.

Thursday, May 08 2014
Cameron Hughes, celebrated for its bargain wines at Costco, is kicking up its image and its prices with this husky, concentrated and exquisitely complex take on the varietal, our 59th and final pinot noir at Cloverdale, where it won gold.

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Friday, May 02 2014
Cameron Hughes brings big name vinos to the masses at bargain prices.

Sunday, Apr 13 2014
Another brand to check for good values is Cameron Hughes, whose "Lot Series" wines are sold at Costco, a number of supermarkets and online at Two current releases worth seeking out are the 2012 Lot 408 Syrah ($15) from Santa Ynez Valley, and the 2012 Lot 505 Pinot Noir ($20) from the Sta. Rita Hills, a pinot hot spot.

Monday, Apr 07 2014
Wine négociant Cameron Hughes buys bulk wine—everything from juice still in barrel to wine already in bottle but not yet labeled—from estates in California and around the world, often from top-quality vineyards. He then sells it under his own label at very low prices, usually $25 or less, which is a fraction of what the vineyard owners would try to...