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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • Writing is a cathartic exercise. The same can be said about tasting wine. Amazing things will happen when the two practices are merged. Tasting notes are an opportunity to sharpen your palate and uncover curious flavors. Pineapple tops? Dentist’s office chair? A laundry list of chemical compounds commingle in your glass to create unique tasting ... Read More

    From the article How to Write the Best Ever Wine Tasting Note


  • We talked a lot about sparkling wine last week but there is a lot more to cover. The biggest sparkling wine day of the year, New Year's Eve, is right around the corner. Opening a bottle of sparkling wine can be a a dangerous proposition. There's a lot of pressure under that cork! But if you like living on the edge, there's always sabrage. When t... Read More

    From the article Holiday Sparkling Bottle Pick List


  • So we have some interest in having a West Coast meet-up (or you can call it a throw-down) for Pinot.  Here's my opening proposal:  We'll do it very close to the Oakland Airport, to save those who are traveling in from out of town (like Emark and JonDerry) from having extra travel if they want to fly.  This would give LuchaVino a chance to attend... Read More

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  • Fourth Growth Bordeaux, Grand Cru Classe en 1855, from Saint-Julien: Chateau Beychevelle, 1974. Bought 1981. When the spirit descended on the group and they spoke in tongues. A powerful wine can help mere mortals approximate this experience without explicit divine intervention. In my case, the Epiphany involved spring, the last year of law schoo... Read More

    From the article My Wine Epiphany


  • Sampled some very nice wines at a tasting the other evening at a local Spanish Restaurant with a selection of Tapas.  Amongst the highlights were..Rioja Reserva Muga 2006/07Rioja Single vineyard Ramon Bilbao 2008Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2006/07Rioja Blanco Muga 2010Rueda Blanco Marques de Riscal 2010Rioja Blanco Marques de Caceres 2009/10 Th... Read More

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  • Interesting article from the Rare Wine Co. on a little history of the region, ageability, and pricing of older Rioja's.http://blog.rarewineco.com/?p=1217 Read More

    Forum post in the topic RWC article on Rioja's


  • I've done a study searching for answers and this is what I've come up with, perhaps this will educate some of my wine beginners and intermediates. If the Pros disagree or want to embellish, feel free to post me .There are only 5 tastes that a human can sense: 1) sweet 2) sour 3) bitter 4) salty 5) spicy. What the wine reviewers are talking about... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Notes on Wine to the Palate


  • The future of wine lies in sharing information amongst winos around the world. I am not a good writer by a mile but I want to give you some insight into the South African wine industry.Firstly this year, 2009, we'll be celebrating 350 years of making wine in this country - so much for "New world wines" as we're well known.I am winemaker at Neder... Read More

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