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  • I've only had the Aligote and CdlR. We talked about the Aligote and it was an interesting call by Laurent to in the end make it 100% Aligote, but I think that's what makes Laurent one of the icons of Burgundy, (at least from foreign observers) is that he's different. He's notorious for picking late, which has worked great at times in cooler vint... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Domaine Ponsot to be sold?


  • My big day mixing in the wine world as I've kind of helped break this news, owing to a friend of mine who is close to Laurent Ponsot. Same friend from the Netherlands who GregT and I tasted with in San Diego. Anyhow, Peter from WS contacted me this morning for info and I was able to speak with him right after he spoke to Laurent and before the s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Domaine Ponsot to be sold?


  • Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ gender-positive terms in their tasting notes without compunction. Masculine wines are commonly associated with structure and power, while feminine wines can be perceived as delicate and thin. Speaking about a trip to the Bandol region in the Financial Times, wine writer Jancis R... Read More

    From the article Does your wine have a gender?


  • Agreed Amour. There's no harm to it and often a nice upside.D - I didn't say they didn't evolve together, just that they were never developed together intentionally. Think about it. Most wine we know today is maybe a hundred or a hundred and fifty years old. In the late 1800s, Barolo was sweet, Bordeaux was putting out clear wines from Malbec an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Indian food and what wines??????


  • EM - Great job figuring that out.  Yes, it makes sense now and he grabbed a Meritage in place of a Syrah, although we were still charged the $26 for the glass.  I guess I must now seek out the Syrah and get a taste of it too.  Just got home from watching the grand kids up at Tyson's Corner mall; third day in a row and I've about had enough for a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • I have always been a bit bewildered with posted tasting notes that mention descriptors that I have never heard of (e.g. Calcite); mention things that I have no interest in tasting ( e.g. Tar) or mention the ability to differentiate and taste in that wine various types of fruits or flowers that are very similiar in taste or smell. These kinds of ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting notes: a dead...


  • Let's break it down.1. Most people are bad writers.2. People who write about wine are a subset of most people.3. It is unlikely that only the best writers are interested in wine.4. Therefore, people who write about wine must include many bad writers.Now, what is the point of tasting notes? Some possibilities:1. To say "look at what I am drinking... Read More

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  • I was wondering if I could get some feedback on an article I wrote about recently entitled Tasting Notes Are Broken. Or just discussion on the topic:https://openingabottle.com/tasting-notes-are-broken/The article has been nominated for a Millésima Blog Award in the Wine Reporter category. If you are on Facebook, please vote for it: https://fcld.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting notes: a dead...


  • I know what you’re thinking: When are we gonna start drinking wine? We’re getting closer, I promise you, but today I just want to run through some of the pros and cons of different styles of glassware!After getting your wine out of the bottle (and perhaps into a decanter) at the proper temperature, serving it in the proper glass is probably the ... Read More

    From the article Wine 101: Stemware


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