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  • Loving Epiphany Wines

    So the results are in for our second wine writing contest here at Snooth. As you might remember, our first contest was a blogger-only contest. This time, we...


  • The Epiphany Wine Responsible for My Road to Ruin

    Erzetič Merlot Amphora 2000. Purchased fall of 2005. Cost: some number of euros. Dobrovo Castle – Brda Vinoteka, Slovenia. Enjoyed right there in the...


  • My Epiphany Wine

    My “epiphany wine” was a glass of Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon, vintage and price unknown but the 2007 retails at $55.00, enjoyed in 1998. I...


  • My Wine Epiphany

    Bittersweet: how do you define that – glass half-full or half-empty? I prefer glass half-full. My now ex-husband and I celebrated his birthday in the...


  • 'Heavenly' Wine Experience

    Hemel en Aarde Valley, Western Cape South Africa - 'Hemel en Aarde' translated from the Afrikaans words means Heaven and Earth. The wine estate, Ataraxia -...


  • Lost in Lodi - My Wine Epiphany

    Lodi, California, is in the San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin Valley is known for its jug wines. I will never drink a San Joaquin Valley wine. It’s a...


  • Celebrating our sixth anniversary

    1997 Ridge Lytton Springs, a California Zinfandel Blend. In November of 2001, my wife, Karen, and I were celebrating our sixth anniversary at a small...


  • Taken over to “the dark side.”

    Tasted in February 2007 at the Wooster Inn—Wooster, OH. What is the wine of choice for someone during college? Woodbridge? Sutter Homes? Perhaps, if you...


  • Drunk on a tiny tropical island.

    My epiphany wine was a 2000 Turley Zinfandel (sorry, don’t remember the vineyard) drunk on a tiny tropical island. Here’s the story: Imagine yourself on...


  • Two friendly dudes

    Every now and then, I come across a winery that’s almost too good to be true. Whenever that happens, I keep going back to taste, taste again, re-discover...


  • I actually tasted chocolate in a wine for the first time!

    My wife and I were invited to my sister’s house, along with other family members, for Christmas Eve dinner in 2003. We sat down for appetizers and my...


  • Can I get you a glass of wine, honey?”

    1998 Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon. “Can I get you a glass of wine, honey?” My father-in-law, bottle in hand, asks this question as soon as hugs and...


  • A Frank Epiphany

    2009 Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry and Semi-Dry Rieslings. In 2006, my wife and I met in NYC. Our earliest dates took us to nice restaurants around the City,...


  • My Wine Epiphany

    When the spirit descended on the group and they spoke in tongues. A powerful wine can help mere mortals approximate this experience without explicit divine...


  • The best thing I had ever tasted

    Mine came in 1980. I was at a party hosted by folks who were entertaining new residents of an apartment complex. At that time I mostly drank beer, vodka and...


  • Pretending to be proper wine snobs

    Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 $89.97, bought July, 2010. I've been drinking wine for oh, maybe 43 years now,...


  • I hate wine!

    I hate wine! That has been my stubborn defense for more than 40 years, through three marriages, countless dinners and parties, and numerous conversations...


  • I might enjoy a St. Emilion

    Life as a graduate student in the University of Colorado was truly an exercise in self-control. In the early 70’s, there were so many distractions in...


  • My First Shiraz

    2006 Rosemount Estate Shiraz ($9.99) – purchased in Hilo, Hawaii. Enjoyed in my living room, shortly following. When I first started drinking wine, I was...


  • On the Cheap

    Don't get me wrong; I have nothing against really good wine. I'll drink it whenever I can—especially if someone else is buying. However, most of the time,...


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