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  • The origin of the broadbased decanter was during the Age of Exploration. They were called 'Captain's Decanters' and had to be so wide at the bottom to stay upright during the tosses and turns and shifting on top of the table in the Captain's cabin during heavy swells or choppy seas on ocean voyages. Certainly no problem aerating then, but sedime... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Stupid Decanters


  • These are pretty comicalhttp://www.britwit.co/britwitblog/the-worst-wine-decantersI suppose this once again makes me recall P.T. Barnum's most famous quote.  Read More

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  • Photo by: Nannette EatonToday we continue getting to know our favorite wine ... what their peers or popular wine culture may think of their opinions. I want to see wine writers who are unafraid of be controversial, but not simply for controversy's sake. For crying-out-loud could someone besides myself please take a stand about something in the... Read More

    From the article Getting to Know Bill Eyer


  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... ... being in London: there, wine culture is so rooted in age-old discussions of crus, grand crus, premier crus . . . . There is an eagerness to see the new California not in rebellious, youthful opposition to this but as an extension of it. It is as if this were th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic LA wines, SD vines, London...


  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to ... ... being in London: there, wine culture is so rooted in age-old discussions of crus, grand crus, premier crus . . . . There is an eagerness to see the new California not in rebellious, youthful opposition to this but as an extension of it. It is as if this were ... Read More

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  • Barrels are not being replaced by stainless steel for economic reasons. I don't know who started that story but it's utterly false. Back in the 1970s when the US wine industry was first taking off, women were entering the workplace for the first time. They used to have all kinds of bars around that served a "businessman's lunch", because most pe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Heavily-oaked Chardonnay...


  • Is it me, or are oaky chards out of fashion? Nowadays most every producer I encounter boasts about their stainless steel tanks. All I want to experience with my Chardonnay is toast with a big ol' pad of melted butter on top. Can anyone recommend some excellent oaky chard producers? Thanks!  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Heavily-oaked Chardonnay...


  • Now that's a unique name DaddyRedNose.  When I found Big Al already taken, I went for Really Big Al and most people are ok with that.  As OT stated, I also have no ideas on what to try in Israel.  However, here's a link to get you started:  http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/WhatToDo/Culture/Pages/The-Wine-Routes-of-Israel.aspx ; it appears the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hi. New here.


  • Any ideas for a new trip in the fall to Israel?  Are there any recommendations for wines to try? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hi. New here.


  • Thanks for the invite. Read More

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