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    Echt

    … face it: no one knows what St Emilion is supposed to taste like anyway. Even what I might describe as “late JGP Cos”, the paradigm of which is 2009 Cos d’Estournel, is “echt”. If a winemaker and his wine are conjoined – a bit like dogs looking like their owners – then the precision, flamboyance and turbo-charged, blatant, point-chasing that is 2009…

    2 readers - By Joss Fowler/ vinolent.net

    Fall Round-Up of Value Spirits: Las Tequilas

    …, and booze. If your Barleywine isn’t aged as long or in the right style barrels as the original Brit progenitors, I don’t care. Does It Taste Good? Will it represent a wise use of your money? Will you derive pleasure from drinking it? Those are my questions. For real, hard-core information about Tequila in all its forms, I’m going to refer you…

    2 readers - By The Pour Fool

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

    … in the world. This isn’t terroir. To get to the terroir you need to go deeper.” Rare bottles nearly extinguished brought back to life with care and dedication… spotty leafed newt? Compromise-driven Republican lawmaker? Water responsible farmers in Central Valley? Turf lawns in Beverly Hills? Maybe not that rare. Grassy hints, yellow gold color…

    2 readers - By The Best of Wines

    The HoseMaster's Guide to Drinking Wine at Home

    … there as it does in the neck of the bottle. Don’t buy a stupid pump for your leftover wine either. Any wine worth drinking is better the second day anyway, you don’t need that gray plastic stopper in it. Though I do enjoy when it queefs. Who doesn’t want a wine that queefs? But as a preservative, it’s wishful thinking. Like Ted Williams’ head…

    4 readers - By Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™

    A Guide to Drinking Wine at Home- Eric Asimov

    …, part of that commitment is financial. But the investment does not have to be great, especially with equipment. You could drink wine out of juice glasses if you wish, though the experience improves greatly with good stemware, which doesn’t have to be expensive. Similarly, you can spend hundreds of dollars on meticulously engineered corkscrews…

    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 leading…

    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; we…

    1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean