Category Archives: Wine Tasting

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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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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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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When is a Wine Ready to Drink — Know When to Hold-em and Know When to Serve-em.

One of “Poor Robert’s” readers asked me how I know when a wine is ready to drink.  I thought about it and realized, I really do it intuitively.  I’ve been drinking wine so long, I just have a sense with … Continue reading

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