Monthly Archives: April 2016

Fancy a personal wine waiter? Meet Somm

Originally posted on The Wine Culturist:
To kick off my new Wine Chat series please allow me to introduce the craft beer fanatic and startup whiz Michael Werner. Yes, you did read that right, my wine lover friends. I said…

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The Weekly Wine for April 24, 2016

Katy Michaud stands at the head of the class of new and inspired winemakers recruited by Naked Wines to  join in the fun of producing wine for their, over 100,000, Angels who crowd fund all NW wine production. The Katy Michaud, 2013 … Continue reading

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Wine and great Southern Bar BQ–Say What!

I am changing up Poor Robert’s posts yet again and moving into the cooking side of things for this one. You read it right, I use wine in cooking Smoked Southern Bar BQ.  I have to admit to being a … Continue reading

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The Weekly Wine for April 11, 2016

  Ghost Pines Cabernet 2012,13,and 14.  Yes I am presenting all three.  This is a supermarket wine that I really like.  It is a top end everyday wine or a lower end high priced wine with a price point of … Continue reading

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Restaurant Wine Prices: They’re Either Too High or Too Low

Originally posted on The Wine Economist:
The final panel discussion at this year’s  Professional Wine Writers’ Symposium in the Napa Valley was devoted to restaurant wine lists (students from the Culinary Institute of America’s wine program attended along with the wine…

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For the Love of Very Dry White Wine

This post comes under the classification of: flashback, fond memory, or senility, you decide.  As I read through some wine blog comments and replies last night one of them mentioned that they wished there were more really dry (less sweet … Continue reading

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IT’S Back!! –The Weekly Wine for April 4, 2013

The WW has been AWOL for a while, but a worthy selection came from the depths of my cellar to take the challenge. Tim Olson’s “The Cooper’s Art” Sarah – Dry Creek Valley, 2012. When I bought this wine I … Continue reading

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Everything is on the Table

In the summer I enjoy sitting on our front porch sipping a cool white wine and gazing at the mountains to the south.  I find it a very pleasant way to enjoy a week-end day and avoid the sweltering heat.  … Continue reading

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