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I really do try to understand why some people rely so much on wine critics. As if one person’s taste could be the same as yours, and everyone else’s! Have you ever gone to see a movie that some critics loved, but you walked out, shaking your head, thinking: “Why did I just waste two hours watching that?” It’s the same with wine. I taste a wine that I think isn’t worth the bottle it’s in, and I find that some exalted writer has given it a high rating. Or, I’ll taste a wine that sells for $25 and know that it’s really worth about half that ... and, again, read a stellar review of it somewhere. How about the time that one well-known wine critic told everyone to mortgage the house, raid the saving account and buy, buy, buy as much of one newly released wine that they could get their hands on. Two days later, the wine maker recalled the wine, taking back and destroying every bottle. The wine had become infected with brettanomyces, a type of yeast infection, which made the wine smell like Read more »

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  • The middle of February has long been a time to celebrate love. The ancient Greeks and Romans held festivals to honor fertility and marriage. The fourteenth century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote of love birds choosing their mate on St. Valentine’s Day. During the same period in France, King Charles VI issued a charter directing members of h... Read More

    From the article Wine & Chocolate Pairings (in a Love Emergency)


  • Sounds like you may be suffering from my affliction - $100 palate and a $10 budget.But seriously, Mark is right on, the best way to discover what you really like is through lots of research, lots of tastings, lots of winery visits, more tasting, ...If you'd like, folks here are more than happy to offer suggestions for wines you may like that you... Read More

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  • So my friends and I were talking. I have the WORST luck finding wines I love at any (normal) price point.  Most of the time I drink wines that are just-OK, and it seems like most of my friends have the same experience.I was wondering if everyone else had the same problem we do so I’m taking a poll:What percentage of those are wines you absolutel... Read More

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  • Popping the cork, it turns out, may be exactly what the doctor ordered. As millions of well-intentioned oenophiles forge into the new year with a cellar's worth of good intentions, past experience tells us what bright eyes may be bursting with expectations of resolutions met will soon dwindle to dejected doubters looking back on broken self-prom... Read More

    From the article More Reasons Why Wine Will Improve Your Health in 2015


  • New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and sparkling wines are on our minds. I love Champagne and recommend that people think of it more as a wine and pair it with dinner instead of just aperitifs and pre-meal toasts. Perhaps owing to its historic association with quality, a good Champagne can approach a hundred dollars a bottle, and really good ju... Read More

    From the article Dare to be Different: Portuguese Sparkling Wine for New Year's


  • As we deck the halls, we should also remember to have wine on the brain while checking off our holiday lists. Wine is a perfect match to the season of joy and whether you’re providing the wine for the family party or looking for an extra stocking stuffer, here are ten wines under $10 that will certainly bring joy to the festivities. These value ... Read More

    From the article Real Holiday Wine for $10 or Less


  • Lots of articles come out this time of year suggesting wine pairings for large, rustic holiday meals and dinner parties with many conflicting ingredients. Indeed, there are perfect food and wine matches to be discovered. However, I use holidays like these to pair the wines with the guests – especially wine novice guests. The holidays are a chanc... Read More

    From the article 5 Novice Wines for Your Holiday Table


  • Few meals arouse anticipation like Thanksgiving dinner. For weeks, if not months, thoughts of the dinner table covered with delectable holiday dishes occupy the mind and bring quiet grumblings to the belly. Visions of mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, green beans with almonds and all the other Thanksgiving stapl... Read More

    From the article 5 Thanksgiving Wines That Won't Break the Bank


  • Champagne really goes with everything. It’s the best wine for celebrations, to soothe heart-break, to perk up a Tuesday or to get a party started. It goes with lobster, with greasy french fries and (reluctantly) with a basket of strawberries. Sure, the consumption peaks at New Years Eve and rosé champagne gets an extra push on Valentines day. Bu... Read More

    From the article A Thanksgiving Show-Stopper: Rose Champagne


  • Hello fellow wine lovers! I am new to the snooth community, but am finding this platform to be a great place to research wines, as well as read helpful reviews. As an avid wine drinker, I am always interested in hearing other people's wine reviews, and I was wondering if some would help me with my search.  This year, my wife and I are hosting th... Read More

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