Category Archives: Production Wine

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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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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Sulfite Free Wine Anybody, Not!

What’s with the sulfites in wine?  In any number of forums I follow this question comes up over and over again.  Yesterday I saw a post  by a friend Anna Salinas that referred to Wines.com TV: Rob Moshein’s piece on … 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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A Conversation with a Great Bottle of Wine

Preamble: I’ve been writing all my life and constructing this blog for several years now. To challenge myself and the status quo I am trying to change up some of my presentation styles. I’ve never seriously written in the third … 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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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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