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    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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    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 wonderin...

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      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 […]…

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      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…

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      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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      Tesco Finest Special Reserve Amontillado Sherry

      …Not as good as the Oloroso (also made by Barbadillo), but still a decent amount of flavour for the price Tesco Finest Special Reserve Amontillado Sherry NV, Spain (£6/50cl Tesco) Has all the classic Christmas cake character – walnut, caramel, fig, raisin, clove, cinnamon and so on – along with a hint of barley sugar…

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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 people. I wrote it, because I was so frustrated with salespeople who wanted to just take […] The post Wine scores and reviews: those who write them and those who need them appeared first on Wine Blog. …

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      Terrazas de los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Selection 2010, Mendoza, Argentina

      …Very impressed by this wine from Moët’s Argentine stable Terrazas de los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Selection 2010, Mendoza, Argentina (£14.95 Saddleworth Wine Vault) Still has plenty of ripe juicy fruit – blackcurrants and berries especially – but there’s also a gentle herbal edge, a touch of spice and the confident maturity that comes with age. […]…

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      Author of On Reserve to Speak About Beverage Law at Cornell Law School

      … It is quite an honor to share that I have been invited to speak at Cornell Law School on behalf of The Society of Wine and Jurisprudence and The Cornell Sports and Entertainment Law Society. The topic is “Pursuing a Career in Beverage Law,” and will include discussions about following a law career in a niche practice area as well as a survey…

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