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  • Diamond

    History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moor...

  • Grenache

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  • Mark - barrels are a whole subject unto themselves. The go-to guy for info about them is Mel Knox, who has been selling them for years. Another guy is Alvaro Palacios, who sold them for a while before he became famous in Priorat.But briefly, barriques are relatively small barrels. Many people use them to refer only to "Bordeaux" style barrels, w... Read More

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  • OT, tell me you weren't sick when I stopped by on Sunday!  And get better, okay?It wasn't all that summery here, but we had a cold bottle of Domaine des Begrolles Muscadet in the Kenmore and we were scrounging up dinner and settled on shrimp tacos and I thought, summer's not too close and I don't want to move this stuff when we start the constru... Read More

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  • Mark, I am partly responsible for the confusion because earlier (like, three years ago) I used barrique generically to mean "barrel," which is the translation but not the connotation.  Barrique are smaller barrels, 225 liters (60 gallons) used in Bordeaux.  You can get barrels with the same dimension made with American oak, but barrique almost a... Read More

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  • Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Doxylamine succinate and a bevy of inactive ingredients with a 2012 St Francis Old Vines Zinfandel chaser. Ugh.  Read More

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  • I've learned a lot from this conversation, but I'm still pretty ignorant  Could somebody please compare and contrast bottes and barriques?Google was able to help me out with carboy, but I am stumped by rotos.  What are they? Read More

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  • I'm kind of glad this one came back to life as I was checking in for the first time in a while.  I've learned a lot more on the barrel front during my travels. Especially in Piedmont, where barrels (botte v. barrique, to be more precise) occupy a lot of mental and emotional real estate.  Most of the traditionalists won't put their Barolo in new ... Read More

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  • Darren--'09 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, '11 Block 28 Zin and '11 Blocks 2 & 22 Zin.  You may or may not have seen OT's comment about the difficulty with '11 Zins from Napa Valley.  So, we'll see about these, but, probably, not for, at least, a few months.Well, last night we met nephew and his wife at a wine bar in Fullerton.  They are back f... Read More

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  • Tres Picos Boraso Garnacha 2011 2011

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    A Lot 18 selection. Deep opaque Ruby/Purple. Opens with Roasted Plum & Cherry, with oak, cola, and a bit of planting soil.Swirl it around and more jam, oak, and bits off leather. Medium tannins and acidity with a long finish of plum, oak, cherry, cola, and a bit of mocha. Quite balanced, easy drinking - outstanding and even better with food. Ter... Read More

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  • Better and stronger is the watchword in the Turkish wine world these days.  In a report published by EDP Sciences earlier this year, researchers A. Atak and A.K. Kahraman detailed the emergence of several types of table grapes designed by Turkey's Central Horticultural Research Institute.  “In Turkey, breeding studies began in the 1970's and are... Read More

    From the article Turkey Coming To Table With New Grape Hybrids


  • A delegation of 150 Italian wine industry mavens have been granted a meeting with Pope Francis I in the hopes of reversing rancorous luck this past year in which the fabled wine country lost their number-one ranking in the list of world's top wine producers. “In hopes of turning their luck, and Italian wine delegation…will parlay with Pope Franc... Read More

    From the article Papal Power: Italian Winemakers Seek Divine Intervention


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