Author Archives: Poor Robert

About Poor Robert

A simple man with many interests to share with all who wish my company and knowledge.

Nasty, smelly wine!

Originally posted on Wine talks and tastings:
You open a bottle of wine and instead of the lovely, fresh appealing aromas you were hoping for, a nasty smell hits your nose. Something is obviously wrong, but what? – and what,…

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The End of the Cork?

I follow a lot of wine bloggers, but Ian is one of the more authoritative and reliable. I happen to agree with him on the use of corks, but I wonder if we will ever see the day when it … Continue reading

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The Billionaire’s Vinegar–A Tale of the Other Wine World

My world of wine exists for my enjoyment and the enjoyment of hundreds of others who  sip, pair and socializing with a glass of wine in our hands.  I recently read a books entitled “The Billionaires Vinegar” which tells the … Continue reading

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Frankie, my dear, I don’t give a damn

Originally posted on Frankly Wines:
Inspired by a comment from Mr Richie Magnier of The Motley Cru, here are 10 wines / grapes / regions / producers with some connection – however tenuous – to the name FRANKIE!  If this…

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Repurposing Wine Barrels – Just Cuz I Could

In retirement I make furniture, usually finely finished stuff.  Recently I got a commission to make a pair of bar stools out of  wine barrel staves and the metal barrel strapping.  They are still a work in progress as I … Continue reading

Posted in Barware, Cocktails tables, Craft Furniture, Hodgpodge, Wine Barrells | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

A Wine Sample Policy, Say What!!

You heard it correctly, a wine sample policy.  It’s the craziest thing, I’ve always purchased the wine and other products I wrote about in my blog and never gave having a sample policy a thought.  Well I am now getting … Continue reading

Posted in Argentine, France, Hodgpodge, Sample Policy, Samples, Whimsy, Wine Samples, Wine Tasting, Winemakers, Wines | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Fancy a personal wine waiter? Meet Somm

Originally posted on ALICE LONGHURST-JONES:
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 the…

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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

Posted in Bar BQ, Food and Wine, Hodgpodge, Rose', Whimsy, Wine laced Bar BQ sauce, Wine Photos | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Louis Martini, Red Wine, Varietals, Wine Buying, Wine Tasting | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments