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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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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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Sparkling Wine or Champagne – What’s in a Name?

When I was growing up (my children think I never have and they may well be right) my parents entertained a lot and if it was really special I’d see bottles of “champagne” sitting on the kitchen counter the next … 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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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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What’s in a Blended Wine and When is a Varietal not a Varietal

As I was preparing to write this post I spent a lot of time on the internet and digging through a lot of technical stuff that might have made sense in the 1600s or 1700s but sure did not make … Continue reading

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What’s All the Junk in My Wine?

First off, other than looking bad, none of it will ruin the wine or make you sick. In fact in some winemaking processes (old world) tartrate crystals can be a sign of a quality wine.  That’s okay, but it still makes my … Continue reading

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