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2016 STUPID WINE DESCRIPTION AWARD WINNERS AND MORE!

Early last year I issued a challenge for readers to send in their favorite stupid wine descriptions (to read that article with links to lots of other stupid wine descriptions click here). The descriptions trickled in, but at the end there was one clear winner who sent in multiple entries. These include all the descriptions […]

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2016 THANKSGIVING POSTSCRIPT AND MORE!

Thanksgiving 2016 has been long gone for most people – except at our house. At our house we began preparing and making different things in November well before Thanksgiving. This gives me a chance to try a lot of different wines as well. Then Thanksgiving goes on for a long time. For us our traditional […]

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ENCORE: DEAR SANTA, WE’VE GOT A LITTLE LIST

  In the very early days of the online Underground I posted an article I had published in 1983 in the print version of  The Underground Wineletter (Volume V, Number 5) and added a postscript with some new wines to add to that list. Just to show that great old wines never fade away, the […]

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ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH CHAMPAGNE?

NEW RESEARCH SAYS AT LEAST THREE GLASSES OF CHAMPAGE PER WEEK CAN IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY Introduction The article below was written by Contributing Editor, Greg McCluney. It speaks to research that Champagne not only tastes good, but that it is good for you. And, Champagne is especially good  for us older folks. So that makes […]

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Retrospective Review Volume III, Number 6

In the summer of 1982, Volume III, Number 6 offered the following articles: One Winedrinker’s Opinion – A Case For Old Burgundies, Coming Attractions, 1979 Bordeaux, California Cabernet Sauvignons, More 1979 Red Burgundies, Distinctive New Wines, California Chardonnays, Selected Tasting Notes, Barrels and Bottles, and Cellar Notes. We are currently reproducing a copy of Volume […]

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RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: VOLUME III, NUMBER 3 (DECEMBER – JANUARY, 1982)

As we began 1982, Volume III, Number 3 offered the following articles: One Winedrinker’s Opinion – Wine Prices Are Coming Down, Brut Champagnes, Sparkling Wines, Distinctive New Wines featuring the great 1978 Chalone Pinot Noir, California Cabernets, Zinfandels, 1979 Red Burgundies, and 1979 Red Rhones. We are currently reproducing  Volume III, Number 3 of The […]

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SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN VINEYARD & QUINTA CRUZ: TWO IN ONE

INTRODUCTION Previously I posted an article on these two unique wineries. Here is the introduction to that article with a few updated notes:  “This is the story of two wineries, one is the remains of a winery that was established in the early days of the California wine boom and the other is only a […]

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THE MARRIAGE BLEND

  For some time I have been writing about the advantages of blending young wines (particularly inexpensive ones) to get a wine that suits your taste. This covers a wide variety of wines from Two Buck Chuck up (to read one of the early Blending Man articles click here and to read the article on […]

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UNDER THE RADAR & VALUE PRICED ROSÉS AND WHITE WINES

My last Distinctive New Wines article featured rosé and white wines (to read that article click here). As the end of summer approaches, here are more rosé and white wine selections that are perfect for warm weather drinking. There are many Under The Radar wines and many terrific values. There are also rare wines and […]

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THE PERFECT WINE?

The prefect wine? This is the question posed in Forbes Life Summer 2012 edition. Often wines are pronounced perfect for reasons that may not be perceptible to many of us. Consider the following: Now we have another proclamation of the perfect wine, but this time with no number!  So just maybe it could be creditable.  Well, […]

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