Tag Archives: wine industry

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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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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A Real Corker

What to do with all the corks and caps, well until you decide, fill a basket. It still won’t answer the age old question, “corks or screw caps” but it’s pretty to look at and environmentally responsible.

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The Weekly Wine for February 28, 2016

Jeff Stai’s (El Jefe to those that know him) Twisted Oak Winery produces some of my favorite wines created with an Iberian feel from old vines (grown in California) of some of the greatest varietals  of Spain  and Portugal.  This … 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 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 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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