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WHAT DO NUMBERS HAVE TO DO WITH IT?

    In the May 5-6, 2018 OFF DUTY supplement to THE WALL STREET JOURNAL the headline article was Do The Right Wines Win? by Lettie Teague. The author and a group of her wine friends decided to buy some relatively low priced wines with big numbers scores. Basically the article talked about the 100 […]

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ATTENTION ALL WINE DRINKERS: DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DRINKING?

Do you really know the wine you are drinking?  Maybe not. Consider this. Recently I received a note from an old friend who was trying to drink a cult Napa Valley Cabernet and he had this to say: I am sitting here sipping a .. …… .. ……… It tastes like black cherry cough drops […]

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME OF YEAR IT IS ON THE WINE CALENDAR?

It seems that things are always presented as seasonal. Do you think that people drink wine according to the season? I don’t know what other people do, but I do know that certain foods are seasonal and wine is just another food group. So it stands to reason that wine and food should go together […]

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THE JUDGMENT OF MOSCOW

  Hear ye! Hear ye! First there was the famous Judgment of Paris where California wines topped French wines. Now there is The Judgment of Moscow. The Russians are coming and they are taking no prisoners. They are after every thing in sight and that includes wine. The boys best known for alcohol and Vodka […]

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WHERE HAS NAPA VALLEY GONE?

LONG TIME PASSING WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN? As I look back on the changes in Napa Valley over the last 40 years since my friends and I first started going there in the early 1970s, I cannot help but reflect on the great Pete Seeger song “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?”. This song […]

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CAUTION! WHAT’S IN YOUR WINE?

I have been writing about additives and manipulated wines for some time. So first let me guide you to where the Underground has been (just click on the title to read the article). Beginning in 2011 there was my article WHAT IS WINE? This was followed by subsequent articles: WHAT’S IN YOUR WINE BOTTLE? YIKES! […]

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DO IT YOURSELF WINE

  Over the past 40 years or so I have consumed more different wines than I can possibly remember.  I have consumed, tasted, and written about tens of thousands of different wines. And, the number may well be even higher. I have never counted! The wines cover every thing from A to Z (think Albariño […]

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STOP THE PRESSES! THERE IS A NEW SCORING SYSTEM!

  After some 40 years of pondering over all the problems of scoring systems, I have had a change of heart. So if you can’t beat em, join em! In fact, take it to another level.  So here it is – the new Underground scoring system. I have tried to make it as accurate as […]

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TASTING WINE VS. DRINKING WINE – IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?

  Hey, I don’t mean to sound like a fossil, but age and experience does often give one a sense of perspective. So I am going to go back to times that may seem so long ago. But, in reality, these times were only about twenty years ago. That is the time that wines started […]

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