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    Long Time No See - Two Bottles Of Rioja

    When I started drnking wine more seriously for 20+ years, Rioja was frequently poured, both at home and at tastings. No more. Not for the latest 10 or so years.

    2 readers - By Barolista

    BYOB Shopping

    Me the “Shot Girl” with dear friend Annette at the 2013 BYOB in Logrono, Spain I can’t even remember how I stumbled across the web site and learned about the festival. I think it was the result of a crude Google search for “Swiss wines” + “Ohio River Valley.

    2 readers - By Wine Trip Chick

    Greg Lambrecht of Coravin: How To Enjoy Wine Without Removing The Cork

    Greg Lambrecht of Coravin: How To Enjoy Wine Without Removing The Cork Initials are from two MWs (Masters of Wine) who witnessed the bottle being “opened” on these two dates. When it comes to technology and wine, sometimes I can be a bit of a Luddite. But Greg Lambrecht, inventor of the Coravin, has me preaching the gospel of progress and innovation.

    1 readers - By Jameson Fink

    Besieged Ravenswood Winery Old Vine Blend Sonoma County 2012

    What would you expect from a wine called “Besieged”—over-the-top alcohol, tannins that grip like a masseuse with a mean streak, acid that bites like a thousand teeth? Or perhaps the reference is to a threat of Biblical proportions: “And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down…” (Deuteronomy) That is one scary wine.

    4 readers - By Edible Arts

    Aux Tonneaux des Halles

    Our final dinner in Paris. We arrived shortly after the early evening rush, snaffled the final table and then watched the lone waiter try to take orders and serve food to the whole room and street.

    2 readers - By Wino sapien

    hawking wine at Costco

    skip to main | skip to sidebar hawking wine at Costco A short while ago I was perusing the wine section at the Costco in Westlake Village. We were returning from a short and much appreciated vacation and I wanted to check out the wine selection since it was right off the freeway.

    2 readers - By One Wine Per Week

    Rome Burned While Nero Fiddled: My 96 Lafite Rothschild Experience

    That’s exactly how I felt the night I had the opportunity to try my first 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. We had plans for great sushi at Shinsei and planned to catch up with some friends that we hadn’t seen most of the Summer. Because our friend’s husband was playing basketball, the rest of us planned to meet at the bar and wait for him to join us.

    3 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

    Chobe National Park, Botswana: A Bit Dusty But Beautiful in the Dry Season

    Chobe National Park is enormous, about 11,000 sq kilometers in area. It, along with the Chobe Forest Reserve occupy the northeastern corner of Botswana. We explored but a tiny portion of the National Park, mostly along the banks of the Chobe River between Ngoma and Serondela, but also traveled through areas of the park distant from the river.

    3 readers - By Pull That Cork

    Mosel winemakers upset after rally cars flatten vines

    Tension has escalated between winemakers in Germany's Mosel region and the organisers of a major rally race after two cars crashed through vineyards on the eve of harvest. Thierry Neuville crashes into Mosel vineyards during a practice run for ADAC Rallye Deutschland.

    3 readers - By Decanter

    DuPont Circle Food Tour!

    Washington DC is quickly becoming a foodie destination. Some of the best chefs are moving south (from a NY perspective) and bringing “big apple” style food and cocktails to the DC area.

    3 readers - By Somm In The City

    Padron Peppers in wine country

    Padron peppers harvested at the Charles Krug winery About Padron Peppers Padron peppers or Pimientos de Padrón are very much the rage in California wine country. Padron peppers have been one of the staples of the Spanish Tapas scene for many ages. Now Padron Peppers are popping up on many restaurant menus and folks are growing them in their vegetable gardens.

    4 readers - By Wine Country Getaways

    Baconfest Chicago 2014: It Always Sells Out!

    Baconfest 2.0 (Photo credit: Gamma Man) Baconfest 2.0 (Photo credit: Gamma Man) Baconfest 2.0 (Photo credit: Gamma Man) Get your tickets for Baconfest Chicago 2014. It always sells out way in advance! WHEN: September 6, 2014 WHERE: Union Hall at the Train Station What is Baconfest? A tasting event featuring bacon dishes from the best chefs in the country.

    3 readers - By Vino Con Vista Italy

    Dijon: Cremant de Bourgogne

    No more messing around. No more obscure regions like Bugey or Jura as posted last Monday. It’s high time this EU Austerity Drinking Tour got serious. It’s time for Burgundy, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Before leaving Lyon and the Rhône behind, in celebration, we crack a sparkling Burgundy.

    2 readers - By WAYWARD WINE

    How to Be a Successful Sommelier

    Having the letters “M.S.” after your name doesn’t mean you’re a sommelier. A sommelier works in a restaurant. From the several dozen I’ve met, judging by their occupations, I was pretty sure “M.S.” stood for “Master Shill.

    4 readers - By HoseMaster of Wine™

    Why Wine Makes You Drunk Faster Than Ever Before

    Wondering why you’re swaying when you stand up after just one glass of wine? Or question why you always seem to get a wine hangover? Turns out, wine is stronger than it used to be and there are several reasons why. Why Wine is Stronger Than It Used to Be Zinfandel is one of the few wine grapes in the world that can produce wines with 16%+ ABV.

    3 readers - By Wine Folly

    Cognitive Dissonance And Champagne

    Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. I don’t know why, but was the first thing to pop into my head when I was contemplating my first trip to the Champagne region as part of the 2014 Harvest Media Trip (more on that later).

    2 readers - By ENOFYLZ Wine Blog