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    The personal touch: Talking about wine

    …, read, asked questions of people, and took tasting notes. I would have thought most of it was long gone, but it’s still in there, because it was assembled with loving care, and what you learn with love seems to stick with you. And I’ve been talking about wine a lot, more than I usually did when I was at Wine Enthusiast. That was a fairly solitary…

    By STEVE HEIMOFF

    Echt

    … it obvious? The answer is that I like authentic wines that speak of a place, have a typicity to them. I like “echt”. Latour, for example, is “echt”. This is noble soil, and you can taste it in the wine. There is a breeding to Latour – something patrician – and you can taste it. There is almost invariably a graphite edge to Latour, a gravelliness…

    2 readers - By Joss Fowler/ vinolent.net

    Fall Round-Up of Value Spirits: Las Tequilas

    … for the field hands who harvest the agave used in its production and it tastes as earthy and rustic – and fresh and crisp and natural as its name. The hallmark grassiness you expect from a fine Lowlamnds Tequila is here in spades, graced by lovely, uber-fresh citrus peel and pepper notes. It’s assertive enough to work as a sipper and lights up any…

    2 readers - By The Pour Fool

    Est arrivé Fall mais oui poo poo? Vive le bezbol!!

    … packed the bar. With each 30 minutes the looks got hookier. Youth. Thanks to Kevin Eats blog where we got the foto. Most importantly, baseball playoffs c’est arrivé. tBoW loves championship baseball. The postseason really makes the regular season look more boring than we already know it is. Very much like wines rated on the 100 point scale…

    2 readers - By The Best of Wines

    The HoseMaster's Guide to Drinking Wine at Home

    … about wine drinking wines less than twenty bucks is like expecting to be Best Dressed when you shop at the Salvation Army. You’ll only look like a wino. People who drink wine on a regular basis are the best people. Everyone knows that. Like baseball fans are the best people, and people who can yodel. It just is. Science has shown this to be true…

    4 readers - By Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™

    A Guide to Drinking Wine at Home- Eric Asimov

    … when they can be consumed in one sitting. The time may come when, having decided that you love wine and want it to be part of your life, you begin to buy a lot of bottles. The wine itself is the most important investment, but to care properly for the wine, especially bottles that you want to age, you will need long-term wine storage. If you have…

    1 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

    Why young wine drinkers should know about the classics

    …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…

    3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    Tales From: Nalle Winery, Dry Creek Valley

    … and some fodder for their blogs. The “Above Ground Cave” is covered with over a foot of soil and rosemary plants, which create a natural insulation, requiring no cooling of the building. We sat down and I immediately liked Doug for several reasons: First, he has countless stories about wine, baseball, parenting–you name it. Second, getting Doug…

    8 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

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

    … of East Bicycle, 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…

    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…

    1 readers - By Northwest Wine Night.com

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

    … The biggest problem with wine scores is that they evaluate the obvious: how a wine tastes. What really matters is how interesting the wine makes your dining companion. Now that would be worth rating. Indeed, you have to wonder why we rate wine in the first place. After all, it is just a drink. We certainly don’t rate orange juice or lemonade…

    1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean
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