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Counoise is primarily known as one of the 13 varieties allowed in Chateaneuf du Pape. It adds to the aromatics of the...
History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...
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There’s nothing quite like having wine friends. After all, our mutual topic of interest is a social lubricant. But there’s so much more to it, as Snooth’s recent blogger trip will attest. Earlier this month we had the opportunity to explore one of the country’s oldest and up-and-coming wine regions: Lodi, California. It still amazes me that a si... Read More
There are countless delicious wines you could enjoy with your Valentine this year, but this special holiday calls for more than just outstanding. You need a wine that tells a tale; one preferably told over a candle-lit dinner. With this in mind, here are ten terrific Valentine’s Day bottles that provide intrinsically romantic stories -- in addit... Read More
Pinot noir has become the great alternative. When you don’t want to give another big red wine as a gift it opens up a world of possibilities. Immediately appreciated by name alone, Pinot seems to have developed a certain cachet as the thinking man’s red wine, though there is little evidence to support that. Perhaps it comes from the history that... Read More
I am a dyed in the wool fan of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlots, Sangiovese's and a few Chardonnays and Pinot Grigio's. I am trying to widen my spectrum to include Pinot Noir's. I live in the Pacific Northwest so the Pinot Noir's are readily available due to the large varieties from Oregon.Before I embark on purchasing some different brands I would l... Read More
bought 2 bottles of 09 Molly Dooker Carnival of Love. I want to drink it, but should I? Read More
1. Steve Tanzer - Like how he grades tough and also like the regions he specializes in (Burgundy, Piedmont, California/Washington, South Africa, Bordeaux). Actually, I never knew this guy was American until I looked it up.2. James Suckling - Really like his approach to ratings, and think his website is a must for wine connoisseurs. 3. Robert Pa... Read More
The rules of probability seem to indicate that the powers that be on this site are stealing tasting notes from members of Cellar Tracker and posting them here without proper permission/attribution. This is my first, last and only post to ask members why they would put up with such behavior. Read More
I've just read an article on this, asking the question ' Is this Spain's Greatest wine?''.There are far wiser people out there to comment and the closest i'll ever get is to read about it.As the article states no wine in the world is worth a price tag of £250+ a bottle or is it?Love to know your comments and has anyone tried it.http://catavino.... Read More
What are the "must-have-wines" when you visit a wine bar? Or just stuff you'd really like to see. This can become tricky with "by-the-glass" stuff, because I imagine people can become quite cautious with a glass of wine above the $12 figure. Any insights?? Read More
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