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  • Started with the two champagnes, and white burgundies. The White Burgundy flight was spectacular! As were the food pairings...Simple Pizza/Pancake for the Champagne - Clos des GoissesSome Salmon sashimi w/ the 66' Bollinger. Some life left, but it was a case of the 99' Clos des Goisses being a little young, and the 66' Bollinger a little too old... Read More

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  • This Thursday evening at Officine BRERA, I'll get a chance to taste some incredible wines. Well, they sure look incredible on paper anyhow.Champs1966 Bollinger 1999 Clos des Goisses  White Burgs2004 Leflaive Batard Montrachet 2004 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Chevalier Montrachet 2007 Sauzet Batard Montrachet 1999 Bouchard Chevlaier Montrachet  Red B... Read More

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  • It has been a HOT year. A REALLY HOT year. Here in New York we are just starting to feel the effects of a summer long drought with reduced yields through smaller berries. Changing weather patterns is a really obvious side effect of climate change however there are several ways that climate change can affect the world of wine that may be more sur... Read More

    From the article What Wine and Climate Change Could Mean


  • OK, this is a topic that hasn't come up recently but has many times in the past. How to store wine in the house? Whether to refrigerate?  How to choose passive or refrigerated wine cellars? What kind of wine fridges are best?  Etc., etc.I was doing some real estate shopping in the Ventura/Santa Barbara counties area and ran across a higher-end h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How not to store wine


  • I have a big burgundy tasting on Sunday in Las Vegas, and have had to think about how to best stage and prepare some bottles for the tasting.First, the wines were both pulled from my storage about 6 days in advance and brought to my place. There, I have a few different options of where to put them.1. In my wine cooler, where its kept at a consta... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Staging Question - Burgundy...


  • If you talk to the right people, you’ll learn very quickly that Portugal has controlled world trade for centuries, and is responsible for a myriad of inventions--including the compass, Christopher Columbus, the best sardines, and the croissant. (French bakers copied the Portuguese technique.) The Portuguese people who spin these tales are a dist... Read More

    From the article Under the Radar Value Bottles: Portugal


  • Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of vigorous exercise. So before summer rosés officially take hold, get in on the last gasps of Cabernet. I tasted through forty different Cabernets, all under $16. There are some superb examples here that you’re going to want to try. Cabernet, because of the value inhere... Read More

    From the article Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late


  • Early in my exploration of wine, I settled on Brunello Di Montalcino as one of my favorites, and eventually as my single favorite. Since then, I’ve been asked many times, “Why this wine? What’s so special about Brunello?”  Some have wondered why I would have embraced a wine that they view as “big” and masculine, since people new to wine tend tow... Read More

    From the article Why I'm in Love with Brunello di Montalcino


  • The father of all wine grapes won't go the way of the dinosaurs – for now. A team of Swiss volunteers and  Swiss grape geneticist Dr. Jose Vouillamoz came to the rescue of a Swiss Haut-Valais vineyard schedule for demolition to make way for a community project.  The vineyard is home to Gouais Blanc, the grape which father several grape varieties... Read More

    From the article Scientist and Volunteers Save Papa Bear of World's Wines


  • Names have been drawn at random and PM's have been sent to everyone. You have 2 weeks to get the wine shipped. Everyone should have their package in hand by no later than. November 28th.if you are new at this and need some tips just PM Secret Santa and I will do my best to answer all your questions.Wines are being shipped and received.Participan... Read More

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