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    Wine scores and reviews: those who write them and those who need them

    Wine scores: This was one of my very first stories on my wine blog… It was written on February 5, 2006. And, it was a very daring move for the time, because I knew it could enrage a few peopl...

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    Plaimont Producteurs ‘Les Bastions’ Saint Mont Rosé 2013, South West France

    A tasty rosé, but if I’d had my eyes closed, I’d have said it were white… Plaimont Producteurs ‘Les Bastions’ Saint Mont Rosé 2013, South West France (...

    17 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      How To Write a Wine’s Name—Depends

      Fermentation - - 15 readers - One would think it is a simple matter, but it turns out it’s not. In fact, there are various theories and practices behind the writing of a wine’s full name. My approach has always been the same: Except in those instances when...

      A Schooling in Wine Writing And Gender

      Fermentation - - 13 readers - I’ve heard it said that where winemaking is concerned, women may have an advantage either because they may have a more acute palate or because they are more natural nurturers. I don’t know. It’s an intriguing and not altogethe...

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      How To Write a Wine’s Name—Depends

      … One would think it is a simple matter, but it turns out it’s not. In fact, there are various theories and practices behind the writing of a wine’s full name. My approach has always been the same: Except in those instances when the wine is to be written alongside a relatively few others of the same brand, then one ought to write the name of a wine…

      15 readers - By Fermentation

      Cune Rioja Rosado 2012, Spain

      …On the richer side of rosé, but none the worse for that. Cune Rioja Rosado 2012, Spain (£9.49 Majestic, Dunedin Wines, Refreshers, Ellies Cellars, Hailsham Cellars, Fountainhall Wines, winedirect.co.uk) Deep strawberry pink in colour, and maintains the red berry theme with juicy fruit (fresh and slightly cooked), with notes of spice, fresh vanilla and honey, […]…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      WBC Pre-Trip: A Glimpse into the Soul of Santa Barbara Wine

      … Larry Schaffer, Tercero Wines Our WBC journey began with bread.  And yeast.  And really good wine.  What I found about the Santa Barbara region is that it has a soul.  It’s real, it’s eclectic, it’s quotable and it’s incredibly real.  It’s something that you can’t get with a cursory look, which is why I am so glad for the experiences that were…

      16 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      La Vie En Rose, Cinsault Rosé 2013 Pays d’Oc, France

      …Nice enough packaging but… La Vie En Rose, Cinsault Rosé 2013 Pays d’Oc, France (£8.99 Old School Wines, Selfridges) Pretty colour, but the peachy flavours and touch of stewed apple could easily be those of a white wine. Maybe there is a touch of red berry in there, along with a slight sandy/herby note, but […]…

      12 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Grant Burge GB11 Rosé 2013, South Australia

      …No, 11 isn’t the vintage – this range includes GB 15 Pinot Grigio, GB56 Shiraz and so on… Grant Burge GB11 Rosé 2013, South Australia (£8.99 Nidderdale Fine Wines, The Wine Shop, www.thedrinkshop.com, Cheers Wine Merchants, Famous Wines) Quite deep in colour and I was expecting something rather sweet and blobby from the slightly medicinal […]…

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      A Schooling in Wine Writing And Gender

      … I’ve heard it said that where winemaking is concerned, women may have an advantage either because they may have a more acute palate or because they are more natural nurturers. I don’t know. It’s an intriguing and not altogether outlandish set of ideas. However, I’m wondering if there is such a substantial difference between male wine writers…

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      Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc 2013, Pays d’Oc, France

      …Made from Grenache Gris and Grenache Blanc – hence the name… Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc 2013, Pays d’Oc, France (£9.99 Strictly Wine, Wineman, Askewine, Cellar Door Wines, Dickens House Wine Emporium, Philip Pruden Wines, Trina’s Wines, Freshfield Fine Wines, The Cellar (Buntingford), Divine Wines, Hanslope Wines, Riverside Wines, Cross Stobs Bottle Shop, Starmore Boss, Whalley Wine […]…

      7 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Villa Maria Private Bin Rosé 2013, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

      …Not come across this blend for a rosé before. It’s…oh well watch the video to find out.. Villa Maria Private Bin Rosé 2013, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (£9.99 Tesco, Majestic, Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Village Wines, NZHouseofwine.com) Smells quite promising, with gentle blackcurrant blackberry and apple (fresh and pie) aromas, but then when you come […]…

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      Jean Luc Colombo Les Pins Couchés Méditerranée Rosé 2013, France

      …A wine that really grew on me – tried the remnants of the sample bottle a week after first opening it and it was still going strong… Jean Luc Colombo Les Pins Couchés Méditerranée Rosé 2013, France (£9.99 Fresh and Wild, Les Caves du Patron, Luvians, Noble Green Wines, Bacchus et Al, Clifton Cellars, Kingsgate […]…

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      At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception

      … At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception Celebrating one of the largest and most prominent wine education conferences for wine, spirits and beverage professionals, Texas Fine Wine is a proud sponsor of TEXSOM in its 10th year.  Texas Fine Wine will co-host with Texas Monthly a Hospitality Suite on Sunday, August 10…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Borsão Tres Picos Garnacha 2012, Campo de Borja, Spain

      …Every time I’ve tried this wine, it’s been less than 3 years old, and I’ve wished I could have seen it with a lot more bottle age, to see what happens to the oak imprint - anyone have any mature vintages? Borsão Tres Picos Garnacha 2012, Campo de Borja, Spain (£12.95 Saddleworth Wine Vault) Currently a bit […]…

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      Abbaye Sylva Plana Faugères Le Rosé 2012, Languedoc, France

      …A follow up to the two reds from this winery I tried earlier this year HERE Abbaye Sylva Plana Faugères Le Rosé 2012, Languedoc, France (N/A in the UK) Crisp, juicy, fresh style, lots of fresh strawberry flavour, with light spice and floral notes behind, full in flavour but light in body, plenty of personality plus…

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