Category Archives: Wine Tasting

New Wine for a New Generation of Wine Drinkers Or . . .

For a while now I’ve been thinking about the sheer volume of new wine (different labels) have hit the market in the past several years, why and what it really means.  In an effort to synthesize my thoughts on the … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting and Reviews for the Masses

I’ve been drinking wine (good and bad) for over fifty years now and I’ve written  and read more than my share of wine reviews.  Lately I’ve become a bit disenchanted with both the content of the reviews and the process … Continue reading

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A Guest Post by Pascal, a Young Frenchman living in South Carolina who loves and lives Wine.

Pascal who grew up with his hands in the soil of Frances great wine regions wrote this as a post to a wine group I frequent and I asked permission to reprint it to my Poor Robert’s.  I am posting … Continue reading

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The Weekly Wine is Back

“The Weekly Wine” feature has been gone a while mostly because I didn’t want to turn it into “The Weekly Whine”.  Politics has played a part, a general lack of congeniality in some wine circles as well as the world, … 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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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

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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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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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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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