Category Archives: Craft Wines

Weekly Wine for April 29, 2017

Yellowstone Cellars & Winery – 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Okay so my wife knows me too well and knows I love the unusual in most things.  For my birthday this year she bought me a couple of bottles of Yellowstone Cellar … Continue reading

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The Weekly Wine for October 31, 2016

  Brick and Mortar Vin Clair 2015 wouldn’t scare anybody, even on Halloween, in fact it’s quite soothing  to both the eye and the soul.  I’ve never tasted a wine like it.  Okay so I am not all that worldly … Continue reading

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Yuk! This Wine Tastes Awful

I see this statement or something similar all the time on wine sites I frequent.  Just because you think a wine tastes awful doesn’t necessarily mean the wine is bad.  In my experience the most prevalent causes for this reaction … 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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Writers Block for a Wine Reviewer

Writers block comes in a number of forms for serious writers.  It can be lack of ideas, stress, being unhappy with ones writing, or a lack of  validation (self mostly).  For a wine reviewer there can be another reason, wine … Continue reading

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Coming Soon To a Wine Blog Near You.

I told you a few weeks ago that I would be changing up the character of  Poor Robert’s (Wine) Almanac to give it a new and more exciting look and feel.  I wasn’t talking about giving it a new visual … Continue reading

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Non-Naked, Naked Winemakers Other Projects, Say What!

Many of my readers don’t belong to the Naked Wines Family and have asked about getting some of the Naked Wines I’ve reviewed elsewhere.  Unfortunately you have to get them from Naked Wines, that said many of them have other … Continue reading

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The Weekly Wine for March 6, 2016

LABRIE Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2014: I loved this wine, partly because I really like Jonathan Maltus and his wonderful sense of what works with each batch he creates (or at least releases), and also because I really like dry white … Continue reading

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The Weekly Wine for February 28, 2016

Jeff Stai’s (El Jefe to those that know him) Twisted Oak Winery produces some of my favorite wines created with an Iberian feel from old vines (grown in California) of some of the greatest varietals  of Spain  and Portugal.  This … Continue reading

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The Cellar Dwellers

I know, a bit whimsical as my posts usually go, but I am trying to change things up a bit to create more excitement for my readers. My first ever photo blog hopefully gets to the essence of Poor Robert’s (Wine) … Continue reading

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