If Your Palate Bleeds, These 2008 Italian Wines Can Kill It

    Lithe, balanced, light, and polite wines are de rigueur in the wine world at the moment. Now, I love those wines, but my tastes are quite catholic, and so I dig (well-made, authentic) wines of all stripes (okay, excepting possibly Retsina). And once in a while, after sampling lots of lithe, balanced, light, and polite wines, I want something that is brazenly, almost stupidly, ...

    By 1 Wine Dude

    Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 27, 2014

    So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines.

    By 1 Wine Dude

    A Hungarian With Serious Stones (István Szepsy Recent Releases)

    István Szepsy is a Hungarian man with serious stones. And he will gladly show them to you, if you ask. Actually, I think he might show them to you even if you don’t ask. He has them laid out on his front porch; dozens of them, organized by 21 different dulo (basically akin to climat). Of course, since we are talking about István Szepsy, not all of the dulo areas represented ...

    3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Think Wine Criticism Is B.S.? Then You Need To Reject All Forms Of Criticism

    Every once in a while, when I tell people what I do for a living, I get a sort of snickering question along the lines of “does it bother you that part of what you do is total bullsh*t?” These folks are usually referring to the studies, quoted by lazy media outlets ad nauseum, that purportedly debunked wine tasting as bull honkey when “expert” wine folk were given white wines with red food color.

    3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 20, 2014

    Select Category 1WD LIVE (12) 1WineDude Radio (11) 1WineDude TV (60) about 1winedude blog (71) best of (115) book reviews (41) California wine (64) commentary (256) crowd pleaser wines (69) elegant wines (79) german wine (17) giveaways (50) going pro (110) guest posts (10) holidays (29) Inebriated Press (6) interviews (50) Italian Wine (13) kick-ass wines (87) learning wine (31) Most Interesting .

    3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Born In The USA (My American Wine Scene Wine Picks For Italy’s Civilta del bere Magazine)

    I’m not sure that we need any more proof that I am an idiot workaholic, but last week a wine magazine hit the newsstands in Italy with yet more evidence in support of that. During a (very) busy late Spring, I was contacted by my friend and co-judge in the 2013 Argentina Wine Awards, the Milan-born Alessandro Torcoli, who is the managing director of Civilta del bere.

    4 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    An Autumnal Crush On Sicilian Wine (Fall 2014 Publix Grape & TuscanyNow.com Interview)

    As part of my incessant campaign to annoy the hell out of you by popping up just about everywhere when it comes to wine, I give you two more tidbits in the seemingly never-ending stream of Dude-ness in wine media. Look, at this point, I am kind of sick of me, too, okay? First, I’ve contributed some content to the latest edition of PUBLIX Grape Magazine (for Fall 2014), all of it ...

    5 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 13, 2014

    So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines.

    3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Reader Mailbag: Trying New Wine Is A Pain In The Ass

    1WD reader Matt (that’s all your getting, as I don’t have permission to print the person’s full name here) recently wrote to me via an email with a title so intriguing, it sparked the first-ever “reader mailbag” style post on this site in its seven-some-odd-year history: “Trying New Wine Is A Pain In The Ass” There’s much juiciness to be squeezed from Matt’s email, so I’ll first reprint it her.

    5 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Why Everyone Hates Us

    Because… well… THIS: Wine geeks and wine pros are taking it on the chin right now (for a hilarious and totally NSFW example, have a listen to this podcast by Internet comedy icon Maddox). We are accused of just about everything uncool, from being fond of snobbery to displaying nepotism to having bullsh*t jobs to engaging in major douchebaggery.

    2 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 6, 2014

    Select Category 1WD LIVE (12) 1WineDude Radio (11) 1WineDude TV (60) about 1winedude blog (71) best of (115) book reviews (41) California wine (64) commentary (254) crowd pleaser wines (69) elegant wines (79) german wine (17) giveaways (50) going pro (108) guest posts (10) holidays (29) Inebriated Press (6) interviews (50) Italian Wine (13) kick-ass wines (87) learning wine (30) Most Interesting .

    3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 29, 2014

    Select Category 1WD LIVE (12) 1WineDude Radio (11) 1WineDude TV (60) about 1winedude blog (71) best of (115) book reviews (41) California wine (64) commentary (254) crowd pleaser wines (69) elegant wines (79) german wine (17) giveaways (50) going pro (107) guest posts (10) holidays (29) Inebriated Press (6) interviews (50) Italian Wine (13) kick-ass wines (86) learning wine (30) Most Interesting .

    3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

1 Wine Dude

A Serious Wine Blog For the Not-So-Serious Drinker

DailyBlend facts
  1. listed
  2. #9 in our ranking
  3. 44 posts, read by 296 readers
  4. 6.81 readers per post
  5. more than 3.57 Tweets per post*
*recent 30 posts and we do filter out a bunch of bots.

Topics