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    Tales From: Nalle Winery, Dry Creek Valley

    I pulled into the winery, parked near the above ground cave, and followed the tasting room signs to the rear of the structure. I waited for a bit as the tasting room staff was busy–the table was a few people deep. I was at Nalle Winery where I was to meet with Doug Nalle, long time winemaker and owner of the Dry Creek institution.

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    Notes From the Captain Lawrence Tasting Room Blood, Sweat and Beers

    When we think of football, we think of frozen tundras and puffy, frigid vapors spilling from the quarterback’s mouth. If not that, at least some nippy autumnal temps to go with our pigskin, wings and, of course, beer. So it’s a little tough to get into the spirit when it’s 90 degrees out, the humidity around 110% and climbing fast.

    6 readers - By Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

      The HoseMaster's Guide to Drinking Wine at Home

      HoseMaster of Wine™ - - 4 readers - An authentic wine lover drinks at home. A lot. Alone, or otherwise. He doesn’t just drink wine socially, or with a meal. He drinks all the time, and not from fancy glassware. Or if it is fancy glassware, it’s not necessarily clean. Wine is a way of life, best done in the home, frequently, where it delivers the most pleasure—like transvestism.

      Why young wine drinkers should know about the classics

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 3 readers - Okay, well, first, I don’t mean they have to know about the classics. It’s not like the occasional wine lover is going to die and go to some awful place reserved for ignorant drinkers if they don’t. Knowing about the classics is not mandatory if you’re like most people—occasional drinkers who like wine’s salutary, gustatory and social effects, all of which are fantastic.

      Beer and Guns: How Craft Beer Shows Us The Way to Disarm

      The Pour Fool - - 3 readers - Many of you will read this and think, “Wow, this guy is really stretching his point to infinity and beyond!” (to quote a famous American) But this hit me today, as I was out walking my two canine colleagues and the essential Truth of it was so undeniable that I decided to let you in on it. The question of my rationality is something you’ll have to decide for yourself.

      A Guide to Drinking Wine at Home- Eric Asimov

      Charles Scicolone on Wine - - 1 readers - DINING & WINE Very interesting article by Eric Asimov on drinking wine at home Wine as the Supporting Player in an Ensemble Cast at Home SEPT. 22, 2014 Photo The Pour By ERIC ASIMOV People who love wine generally consume more of it at home than anywhere else.

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      The HoseMaster's Guide to Drinking Wine at Home

      … it with a fifty dollar corkscrew. A well-stocked wine lover’s cellar only needs a cheap waiter’s corkscrew, a K-Mart decanter, and logo wine glasses from that cheesy Temecula winery where you’re a club member. And for God’s sake, don’t buy a stupid aerator to pour the wine through. You might as well wear a bowtie that lights up, you’ll look more…

      4 readers - By HoseMaster of Wine™

      A Guide to Drinking Wine at Home- Eric Asimov

      …, like the 90-foot baseline in baseball, is just the right proportion: Two people can generally finish a bottle happily rather than woozily. Either way, or anywhere in between, regular drinking renders wine ordinary in the best sense rather than extraordinary. Some people may shy away from regular wine drinking as self-indulgent or hedonistic…

      1 readers - By Charles Scicolone on Wine

      Why young wine drinkers should know about the classics

      … drinkers should know about the classics because people who know about the classics say they should. Now, that sounds tautological and elitist, and I suppose it is. But you can’t know where you are without knowing where you’ve come from, and people who know where they’ve come from know that, and are best listened to. Baseball fans need to know how Babe…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Tales From: Nalle Winery, Dry Creek Valley

      … to play a lot of golf”. Our last few wines were Zins–what Doug says first put him “on the map”: 2012 Nalle Vinum Clarum: Retail $28. 90% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah, 5% Carignane. A lighter style Zin with a Bordeaux name, that has a wonderful nose of red berries. Light on the palate, this is likely best served slightly chilled on the patio with some…

      8 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Beer and Guns: How Craft Beer Shows Us The Way to Disarm

      …, Oklahoma – it is almost certain to be by some other gun freak who’s either drunk or bored or doesn’t like their baseball cap. I was thinking about this today, while going back and forth in my head on the topic of declining sales of the insipid BudMillerCoorsPabst fizzy yellow Pilsners which, for 100 years, were the totality of this country’s beer…

      3 readers - By The Pour Fool

      NW Wine Night Radio – Episode 40

      …EPISODE 40 Thanks for joining us for another episode of Northwest Wine Night Radio. This week, we start the show by supporting our baseball team! Craig Leuthold of Maryhill Winery tells us about his Mariner wines. Stoller Vineyards is in the spotlight as it’s president, Gary Mortensen (pictured above on the left) stops by to talk about leading…

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      Romancing the Score: What do Wine Ratings Really Tell Us?

      … of Parker entitled The Emperor of Wine, Elin McCoy writes that the wine scores “tapped into a deeper fascination with numbers and ratings that was peculiarly American. To outsiders, Americans were preoccupied with who or what was numero uno—whether it was a baseball team, a rock album on the top-20 chart or the person with the highest IQ.” She quotes British writer Andrew Barr, who observes that wine scores are “a victory of American pragmatism over French mysticism.” Comments comments…

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      Notes From the Captain Lawrence Tasting Room Blood, Sweat and Beers

      …. “We’re drinking a lot of Kolsch,” pizza man Andrew explains to a customer of his preferred coping mechanism. The AC is whirring away inside. John Lul of Riverhead and Danielle Dunne of Babylon are enjoying a few Liquid Golds over a barrel. John is the assistant baseball coach at SUNY Purchase, where Danielle is a student. John helped put the players…

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