Tag Archives: Wine

Weekly Wine for April 29, 2017

Yellowstone Cellars & Winery – 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Okay so my wife knows me too well and knows I love the unusual in most things.  For my birthday this year she bought me a couple of bottles of Yellowstone Cellar … 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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Will the Real Sangria Please Stand Up

I am, to a fault, a wine purest and don’t add anything to my wine, no ice, no sugar no fruit and certainly (not since my Fraternity days) don’t pour two wines in the same glass.  The days of pouring … Continue reading

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Repurposing Wine Barrels – Just Cuz I Could

In retirement I make furniture, usually finely finished stuff.  Recently I got a commission to make a pair of bar stools out of  wine barrel staves and the metal barrel strapping.  They are still a work in progress as I … Continue reading

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Wine and great Southern Bar BQ–Say What!

I am changing up Poor Robert’s posts yet again and moving into the cooking side of things for this one. You read it right, I use wine in cooking Smoked Southern Bar BQ.  I have to admit to being a … 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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IT’S Back!! –The Weekly Wine for April 4, 2013

The WW has been AWOL for a while, but a worthy selection came from the depths of my cellar to take the challenge. Tim Olson’s “The Cooper’s Art” Sarah – Dry Creek Valley, 2012. When I bought this wine I … Continue reading

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Life Observed Through the Bottom of a Wine Bottle

We’ve all heard the phrase “looking at the world through the bottom of a bottle”.  Well I did just that and had to be stone cold sober to pull it off. I’ve been having some fun lately using empty wine … Continue reading

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Writers Block for a Wine Reviewer

Writers block comes in a number of forms for serious writers.  It can be lack of ideas, stress, being unhappy with ones writing, or a lack of  validation (self mostly).  For a wine reviewer there can be another reason, wine … Continue reading

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