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“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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Today I bought a case of Three Wine Co. Live Oak Zinfandel. I took another vintage of this to OT's Old Vine Old Wine Offline a while back and, at $20, it is a serious bargain and an adventure. Matt Cline (one of the Clines of the eponymous winery) and some other makers saved two out of the ten acres (so, less than a hectare) of 125 year old pr... Read More
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Napa Valley grape growers and winemakers wore out their worry beads in 2011. Rain came early, often and didn’t want to go away. It was a cool year as well, forcing winemakers to spend even more time walking the vineyards than usual. Napa Valley is accustomed to dry, warm, sunny growing seasons. It’s Cabernet Sauvignon wines are widely known for ... Read More
So what’s the first thing you think of when you read Cariñena? I thought of the grape Cariñena, aka Carignane, eponymous as it is. What I did not think of was the region Cariñena in Spain’s province of Aragon. Why is that? It’s a good question, and one I resolved while visiting the region briefly early last month. Cariñena the region doesn’t jum... Read More
Good news! I've been invited to my first wine makers dinner! Needless to say, I'm excited about the opportunity. The dinner is going to be with Gilles Nicault from Long Shadows next week.Naturally I'll be doing my homework in advance to learn what I can and think about good questions I'd like to ask. I know that Long Shadows has been discussed h... Read More
Here's the link ... because of Randy Dunn's eponymous wines. But there are others growing fruit and sourcing it for their wines. Long lived wines. One thing that wine lovers should understand about Napa is that the sub-appellations make a difference. Some run east to west, more or less, and can include hills and valley floor. Somewhere on t... Read More
While perusing wines at a quaint boutique in Nova Scotia during a writing respite today, an interesting thought occurred to me. Unless I've overlooked it, there has not been a vibrant thread regarding odd wine labels on this platform heretofore. What are some of the oddest wine labels you've seen or currently have cellared away? Which most beli... Read More
Chardonnay is an ideal wine to pair with many grilled foods. For one thing, it’s immensely popular—I have friends who prefer it to anything else. It is also extremely versatile, with the best examples having not only the acidity to cut through the grease and char that one expects from a lot of grilled foods, but also a richness that helps it sta... Read More
Following a Wall Street Journal article yesterday, wine sites and blogs are exploding with news that Robert Parker has sold a substantial share of The Wine Advocate to a group of young investors in Singapore. The "game-changing" publication will see some major changes. Do you think these changes will be a good thing or do they risk losing subsc... Read More
I was thrilled to be able to sit down yesterday and chat with second generation wine maven Luisa Ponzi, of the eponymous Ponzi Vineyards in Oregon.Luisa and her family have been producing top quality wines from the Willamette Valley for over 40 years and their experience shines through in the class and quality of their wines. Join us as we talki... Read More
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