A Guide to Wine, Food & the Good Life

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE BORDEAUX MARKET

    “Wherefore art thou?” This is the plaintive cry as merchants struggle to sell the 2011 Bordeaux vintage which is one of the  recent Bordeaux vintages NOT proclaimed “vintage of the century.”  Let’s see. With 90% of the century to go we have already had 3 “vintages of the century”?  Hmm. How does this […]

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES?

A WAY TO GET PAID FOR DRINKING OR MAYBE NOT DRINKING FAKE PINOT NOIR AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT Need a few bucks? Well, if you drank some Pinot Noir that a California court has determined to be fake, you are entitled to get cash back. If you did and don’t have proof or […]

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IS ONE WINEDRINKER’S PREMOX ANOTHER WINEDRINKER’S BOTOX ?

    OK. This is your question of the day? Or do you even care? Maybe you don’t have a clue about either Premox or Botox. I guess if you are a hard core White Burgundy aficionado you may have been totally immersed in the issue of  Premox. And, I guess if you are getting […]

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FINE WINE AND FINE PRINT

Background In my first article on wine fraud (to read that article click here) I outlined the sequence of installments for the article. That included an installment on the discovery of fraudulent wines over the last 30 or so years and a listing of the various pending lawsuits alleging wine fraud. But then a new […]

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THE SORDID STORY OF WINE MANIPULATION & WINE FRAUD COVERING OVER 40 YEARS OF TASTING OLD WINES

PART I WINE MANIPULATION  & WINE FRAUD – THE EARLY STORY Introduction One of my predictions for 2012 (to read the predictions click here) was that disclosures would be made this year relative to the allegations of fraud contained in several lawsuits that have been pending for the last few years. In the Underground view, […]

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DRINK WHAT YOU LIKE & LIKE WHAT YOU DRINK!

Do you get email notices about great deals? I do. And I am sure a lot of you do too. The problem is that nearly all of them are based on some big number score from some “wine expert.” Hah, I hate to burst your bubble, but there is no such thing!

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THE STRANGE NEW WORLD

Isn’t it funny how things can get so alienated at a point in time? I guess now a lot of folks are focused on politics and the polarization that is being experienced as we head into elections next year. But, how about the current world of food and wine? Here we have yet another polarization. Food is moving rapidly toward lighter, fresher, natural ingredients. Wine, on the other hand, seems still stuck in the industrialized wines that I talked about in my recent article What is Wine?

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ONE WINEDRINKER’S OPINION: THE NEED FOR UNDERGROUND WINELETTER

Over the years many of us have decried the often commercial, many times self-serving or inaccurate information available about wine. An obvious solution would be to publish our own subscription letter. Some of the most experienced and knowledgeable wine tasters/collectors/and consumers have joined together to publish what we plan to be the most candid and comprehensive commentary available on fine wine anywhere…

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