Posts filed under: Fine Wine

When you look at this glass, what color do you see?

I know that everyone is jumping on the “dress” bandwagon. Blue & black? White & tan? My favorite meme of the whole last week, was a picture of a cute little white and tan dog, and it said something along […]

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Navigating the wines of Dave Phinney

Over the last year, I have received numerous questions from friends as to what is up with the wines of Orin Swift – questions like, “Why is The Prisoner on its own website now?” and “What are Location wines?”. Here […]

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Mega Purple saves the day!

Here is a picture of Mega Purple. No, not really. It’s actually easier to imagine some random middle-aged guy in The Phantom costume. As funny as it seems, this mental image really works when writing about this subject, because Mega Purple is here […]

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Roots and Core Values

It’s a new year. That idea hasn’t truly sunk in yet. The speed at which we are blowing through the months is scary, to say the least. A lot of my friends are making resolutions, and from what I’ve read […]

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Billecart-Salmon Champagne (and the difference between show-ers and growers)

There is this word called ‘maladroit’. It means simply – awkward. Tactless. Brash, possibly? Before I gave it some thought, I was about to proclaim (as my opening statement, mind you), “Champagne isn’t just a special occasion wine!”. And then […]

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When it comes to what you really like, YOU are the ultimate authority.

I think when the lights came on, was last week looking at Facebook. You know those moments when you agree so strongly with some random post, and then you go to look at the comments, and there are loads of […]

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Chile’s Secret Weapon

Sitting down in front of a blank screen, scanning the entire globe in my mind, and thinking about every growing area and grape, is a challenge to decide on what to write. At this time of year it only makes […]

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Heidi Barrett’s “La Sirena”

Heidi Barrett comes from an incredible heritage in the art of winemaking in the Napa Valley. With her father, a scientist-winemaker, and her mother, an artist, her path was perfectly paved to not only see the beauty and life of […]

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Fable Mountain Vineyards

The wines of South Africa are somewhat of an enigma. If you were to look at the country as a whole, you most likely would find the wine culture teetering on the top of a great divide. On one side, […]

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The Alcohol Trend

Believe it or not, the days of over-ripe and high-alcoholic California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are slowly going away. Well, they’ll never leave completely, but a few special wine crusaders (I like to call them) are blazing a trail back […]

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