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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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A PAIR TO DRAW TO & A GUIDE FOR WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN WINES THAT ARE FOOD FRIENDLY, BALANCED, AND CAPABLE OF AGING FOR AN EXTENDED TIME

TWO NEW LIMITED RELEASE LOUIS/DRESSNER SELECTIONS FROM LONG TIME FAVORITE PRODUCERS I first met Joe Dressner in the early 1990s. He had formed his company Louis/Dressner Selections in 1988 with his wife Denyse Louis. Specializing in wines from France and Italy, Joe imported wines that were made in a traditional way, and he spent a […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!

Last year I published an article entitled Happy New Year! (To read that article click here).  It was a look back at our first two years as an online wine publication and a look at the year ahead. This year I will do the same thing with the objective of making this an annual review. […]

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A LOOK AT NV CHAMPAGNE – IS IT REALLY DIFFERENT THIS TIME?

  There seems to be a recent rumble about more information on NV Champagne labels from the big numbers wine community. At least one member of the fraternity has finally started to talk about lot numbers and disgorgement dates. This is seemingly being presented as if it is something new. I even understand that this […]

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THE JUDGMENT OF PRINCETON

Here is yet another interesting account of how wine “experts” can be caught off guard in blind tastings. This is a blind tasting of French vs. New Jersey wines. Say what? New Jersey? Were it not for the fact that I know wine is now made in every state in the USA, I would have […]

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BLENDING GAME PREVIEW

I recently posted an article about buying a wine that looked like a rosé, but did not taste like a rosé. Rosé or no I did not care for the wine (to read that article click here).   If you screw up like I did with the “rosé” and have a wine you do not […]

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ONE WINEDRINKER’S OBSERVATIONS OVER NEARLY 30 YEARS: TWO FACES OF FRAUD? MORE TO COME?

  So now we have charges against Rudy Kurniawan (To read that article click here).  Although he may have been a late comer to the wine fraud party, he is the first to be charged. Still waiting in the wings is Hardy Rodenstock who looks to be one of the first in the modern wine […]

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