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The Wine World Cup Final: Forza Azzurri!

In further preparation for the Wine World Cup Final, and following on from my previous Allez Les Bleus post on recent French wines I’ve tasted, here are reports on a...
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The Wine World Cup Final: Allez Les Bleus

In preparation for the Wine World Cup Final, and in honor of my own Francophile tastes in grapes, here are a few snap reviews of some bottles that have recently...
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The Wine World Cup Final: It Should be a Grape Game

It’s occurred to me rather late in the day that a committed wine-drinking footballing blogger could have had a field day (pun fully intended) predicting this World Cup. Look at...
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Uncork New York

Something of a surprise when the new Wine Spectator came through the mail: New York wines are on the front cover. Has our uncelebrated State finally won over the wine...
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The Bemused Bartender

“Pabst Blue Ribbon is annoying. Now, I’m all for cheap drinks, but, let’s face it, there are much cheaper ways to get happy than drinking that stuff. The alcohol content...
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Featured Wine Grape: Spanish Albariño

CASTRO BREY ALBARIÑO, RÍAS BAIXAS, SPAIN, 2004 The majority of Spanish white wines have an inauspicious reputation, and for good reason: made from old warhorse grapes like Garnacha Blanc and...
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Friday Thoughts

Polygamy Porter: Why Have Just One! Salt Lake City-based Wasatch Brewers Co-Operative beer label. Do Mormons have a sense of humor? I hope so. _____________ “Remember, ice builds character.” PJ...
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Featured Wine Grape: Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc

CHÂTEAU LA CAUSSADE 2004 BORDEAUX BLANC, FRANCE $13, Spring time, and a wine-drinker’s fancy turns to Sauvignon Blanc. What better combination in life is there than a warm weekend evening...
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