Category Archives: Craft Wines

The Weekly Wine for February 19, 2016

For the past few weeks, I’ve been alternating between red and white wines for The Weekly Wine. This week I am mixing it up a bit and featuring a truly unique rosé, the 2015 brick & mortar Sonoma Coast Rosé of … Continue reading

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The Weekly Wine For February 12, 2016

Miriam Alexandra 2014 California Chenin Blanc.  This wine, my Valentines Day present to my readers, comes from a real up and coming winemaker Alexandra Faber, a graduate of the UC Davis wine making program, who worked for a while for … Continue reading

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The Weekly Wine –DRG Russia River Valley 2013 Chardonnay

Daryl Rex Groom’s (DRG), Russian River Valley Chardonnay (2013). I have been ABC (anything but Chardonnay) since the 1970s when the California wine industry started the Big Oak and Butter Chardonnay fad.  I am just not a fan of a … Continue reading

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New To Poor Robert’s: The Weekly Wine

In my effort to change things up with this blog, I am inaugurating a new weekly feature: “The Weekly Wine”.  I will present the story of that wine and the winemaker, in addition I’ll add a detailed review of the wine on the … Continue reading

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What’s A Pinot Gris all about

One of my all time favorite wine makers from “Down Under”,  Rod Easthope, makes killer wines and one of his best is his latest Pinot Gris.  He recently posted to a forum I follow a great discussion of what it … Continue reading

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I Only Like Sweet Wines, Why?

I maintain a strong on-line presence in a number of  on-line wine related forums and I can’t tell you how many times I get asked this question.  Sadly there is no really simple answers that fill all palates. Actually the … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I get the Wine I like Where I live?

Wine is complicated and believe it or not still hostage, to a degree in certain states, to Prohibition era legislation.  The whole process gets further complicated by the messy relationship between State and Federal laws about import, export and interstate … Continue reading

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Malolactic Fermentation (MLF) — Contributed by Rod Easthope, Winemaker Extraordinaire

Hello wine fans, I have been out of the blogging business for a while as I have been gutting and remodeling a house for my daughter.  Now that I am semi-retired, I am supposed to have all this time on my hands but … Continue reading

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Craft Wines in a Production Wine Industry

As I wander the wine aisles of the supermarkets here in Missoula, I note a huge difference in variety and labels on the shelves.  I pulled a few off the shelves the other day and read some of the back … Continue reading

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