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  • Post-Thanksgiving Pairing Analysis

    Many of you out there probably think the big Thanksgiving Day match was the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Dallas Cowboys. For me, though, the real faceoff was at my dinner table as we tried pairings from two different wineries with roast turkey and a variety of sides. How did it all turn out? Well, I can tell you that both wines performed better than the Cowboys (sorry, Cowboy fans).

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Loverin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • Champagne – a blind tasting of some top bottles, with surprises

    The older I get the more I like Champagne. This makes me sound like an old fart, but it is true. Champagne rocks. It’s a very interesting drink, and it takes a long time to begin to understand it. Slowly, I am beginning to understand it. Last night I went to a fun blind Champagne tasting, organized by my brother in law William for his colleagues and some of their clients.

    jamie goode's wine blog- 2 readers -
  • 5 Italian Coffees You Won’t Find Stateside

    Four of the five I have not even heard of before. The “Shakerato” I have had in Italy and enjoy at home. Next time I am in Italy I will try the other four. The article was written by Francine Segan at You can order espresso in dozens of ways: corto, a shot made with ...

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 1 readers -
  • A toast to a legend in Prince Edward County: Richard Karlo

    I did not know Richard Karlo well, certainly not as well as I should have or wanted. And that’s on me. I regret it, of course, now that cancer has claimed another victim, this time a strong man, a passionate man with the determination and will to help build the region he loved so much. Richard’s name and winery, Karlo Estates, will always be synonymous with Prince Edward County.

    Rick Vansickle/ Wines In Niagara- 9 readers -
  • BBQ Corner (part 16) — Black Friday Edition, BBQ Shopping Guide

    By contributing writer Sean, “the hubby” While I’m not a fan of standing in line and joining the frenzy of Black Friday (I’d rather be BBQ’ing and drinking wine to be honest), I do recognize that this is the time of year where awesome deals can be had and gifts are ready to be exchanged. And it’s possible you have a BBQ fan on your list this year… So I thought I’d highlight ...

    Vindulge- 1 readers -
  • Brian Carter Cellars 2010 Byzance, Columbia Valley, $34

    One of the Pacific Northwest’s most experienced and talented winemakers creates some of the best blends in the region, and his take on varieties from southern Rhône in a GSM style leads with Grenache (58%), followed by Syrah (18%), Mourvèdre (18%), Counoise (4%) and Cinsault. And the fruit sources are from acclaimed vineyards such as Boushey, StoneTree, Lonesome Spring and Olsen.

    Great Northwest Wine- 1 readers -
  • Weekly Interview: Meredith Smith

    is another nice warm vintage similar to 2013 and 2012. All of these vintages have produced aromatic whites and beautifully extracted red wines with nice fruit expressions. Who are your favorite winemakers in history, through personal account, or their wines? I do not have favorite winemaker yet. I have been enjoying wine for over 20 years and as I learn more over time, my style ...

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Don’t fear the Darkness

    Don’t fear the Darkness When I tasted the recent and limited release of Apothic Dark, 2013 I can’t help but think of what Katasai Rakshasa stated “Those who fear the darkness have no idea what the light can do.” Apothic has two other lines, “White” and “Red” but their “Dark” is very different and in my opinion, their best. It’s a blend of Petite Sirah, Teroldego, and Merlot.

    The Chicago Winoin Merlot- 1 readers -
  • A plastic pool of one's own

    The kids in the portable pool on the lawn are rambunctious, but not too, their bodies bright in the sun, the shadows starkly defined. There’s something touching about the little boy’s eyeglasses, like his seriousness: He’s going to enjoy himself, period. Mom has her own pool and is reading a magazine, either enjoying or improving herself, maybe both.

    Jim Conaway/ Nose- 1 readers -
  • Barolo Boys Does 1964 Barolo & Barbaresco

    Flight I Flight III had saved the crème de la crème of my Barbaresco and Barolo bottles from the greatest vintage ever, for this get together with the Barolo Boys. It became a night to remember. The red wines were tasted single blind for all at the table. 1964 Dom Perignon This has reached a fine state of maturity.

    Barolista- 2 readers -
  • Monster of the Moors

    The Legend of Compass Box Peat Monster Whisky All photos by Keith Allison. In July of 1971, scientist Alex Olsen was caught in an explosion orchestrated by his diabolical assistant, Damian Ridge. Rather than killing Olsen however, the explosion caused his body to combine with the detritus of the swamp surrounding their lab, turning the hapless scientist into the shambling c ...

    Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor- 1 readers -
  • Third encounter.....

    ......when I opened my eyes.... I felt like my head was hurting, bumping....I couldn't remember where I was and when it was....all I remember is a very intense luminosity from above.... cutting me from the rest of the world....unable to distinguish my surroundings... I couldn't see well...blinded by the lights all around....the air was still....not a sound...

    LeDom du Vin- 1 readers -
  • 2004 Turley Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard – Bottle Notes

    Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Hayne Vineyard is located at the southwest edge St. Helena city limits. The vineyard has been owned by the Hayne family since 1872. It was replanted with Zinfandel in 1903 after phylloxera killed the original vines.

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 5 readers -
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