Tag Archives: Wine Terminology

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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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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What’s A Pinot Gris all about

One of my all time favorite wine makers from “Down Under”,  Rod Easthope, makes killer wines and one of his best is his latest Pinot Gris.  He recently posted to a forum I follow a great discussion of what it … 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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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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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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Wine for the Common Man — A Historical Perspective

Wine for the masses has a long history dating back to before the birth of the modern world when it serve as both a beverage with food, as a major medicinal cure all and many ceremonial purposes.  The early evidence of … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Naked Wines.Com — An Inspiration

A while back the State of Montana decided to come out of the dark ages and allow the direct importation of wine by its residents.  It opened up a whole new world of wine to many adventurous wine commoners like … Continue reading

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