Red White & Bubbly

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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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  • Hi folks. Going to a friends for dinner next Friday. He's cooking up a nice Seafood Newburg. I'm bringing the wine. I reckon a full bodied Chardonnay or possibly a Viognier. Antone have any suggestions?  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Seafood & Wine Pairings


  • What would be your ultimate Christmas dinner and what wine would you pair with it?Would you have apperitivos and digestivos?I would go for cornish game hens and roasted rosemary potatos, a large baguette some Echire French butter paired with Alsace Riesling and Gewurztraminer.And finish with Pear Brandy.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Christmas eve dinner


  • As the holiday season is closing in on us and we start to look for interesting wine matches I wonder how many of you are seriously considering Champagne at the dinner table?Yes I do admit that Champagne is often thought of as either an aperitif or maybe desert wine yet I believe it is also the perfect food wine. Living in Champagne has given me ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Champagne as a food wine


  • Hi everyone,I'm a newish lurker who jumped on a great fare to San Francisco from my little pocket of Missouri wine country near St. Louis in mid-August with the intent of visiting the Sonoma area as a solo traveler.  I will be arriving early afternoon on a Thursday and staying until early Monday morning.As a solo female traveler and a red fan - ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Recommendations for Sonoma...


  • The boards' favorite California Cabernet Sauvignon producer has recently released their 2008 Howell Mountain and Napa Valley wines. Randy Dunn is one of the most respected winemakers in California by those "in the know". Though he keeps a low profile and his wines aren't known for being hyped, I get the impression that his wines are slowly incre... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2008 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon...


  • So, in an effort to return to being more of a presence here I'll start posting some new threads. I'm also going on vacation, I know imagine that, so I may not be able to answer everyday next week, but I'm gonna try.What was your wine(s) of the year?I'm digging through my notes to find mine. I have several lined up, a few of which will be rolled ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine of the year?


  • “A [restaurant] wine list is praised and given awards for reasons that have little to do with its real purpose, as if it existed only to be admired passively, like a stamp collection. A wine list is good only when it functions well in tandem with a menu.” -Gerald Asher Well yes, and no. If I might be allowed the liberty, a wine list, in order to... Read More

    From the article Pick It Apart


  • OK folks, month long GTi's are out, two week modules are in. October 1 we began with Chardonnay so let's hear your favorite Chardonnay stories and about your favorite wines.Let me kick it off with an admission, I don't drink much Chardonnay, very little in fact. I think a lot of it is kind of crappy, though I am partial to Chablis. Part of my pr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic GTi Chardonnay


  • (Ha ha just realized it sounds like my wine is going on Spring Break in a nasty bikini or something....)Anyway, I found tucked in the back of my wine fridge a fairly nice ($40?) bottle of white wine that I had totally forgotten about, from 2007.  Because I remember loving it, I'd like to share it with friends who've invited us to a nice dinner a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic uh-oh.... how long before...


  • I've been powering through wines from Spain, South Africa, and Chile. I've got say that of all of them the Carmeneres ahve been the most surpring. You've got to like a bit of herbaceousness in your wines, which I do, but in general they were some really distinctive and intresting wines. For summer the Rose season is apon us but I have yet to be ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New wines, summer wines,...


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