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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 Finca de Arantei Albariño 2007
Sometimes I believe Shirley just likes to purposely prepare a dinner that will not pair with any of the wines in the rack on purpose. But, I also believe she may just be testing me. Tonight was one her signature dishes, Assyrian Chicken Stew.
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NOVEMBER 15, 2011 Tiled Entryways in Jerez
Southern Spain was ruled by the Moors for over 700 years until the end of the 15th century. There are several cities in Andalusia where one can see magnificent works of Moorish architecture. Jerez is not among them, to my knowledge. But there are traces of the Moorish past in Jerez.
DR. VINO Would you pay the master’s price for a local apprentice?
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Have you ever said, “I cannot wait to get home and pop open a bottle of red California Trousseau!” ” It’s not likely since the grape that hails from the Jura region of France is pretty rare in California: Only 49 tons were >crushed last year (compare that to 400,000 tons of zinfandel; but since it fetched as much as $1,700 a ton vs an average of $442 for zinfandel, maybe the premium will attract future plantings). But maybe you should? MORE >>
A WINE STORY Kevin Zraly & Tempranillo Al Mundo Awards Dinner
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Like Tempranillo? Ever tried an Oregon Tempranillo? Well, last night at the GastroArts Restaurant was the place to try it! Kevin Zraly, a world famous wine writer and educator, was at the helm of this special event to celebrate tempranillo. He assembled a crew of New York based judges in addition to an esteemed group of enologists from the Spanish Federation of Associations of Oenologists and TAPAS to judge hundreds of wines and thus showcase the diversity and richness tempranillo has to offer. MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE Visiting a Sherry Bodega
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
In Burgundy and the Loire Valley, it can be difficult to find the producers you are trying to visit. The houses look like any other houses and often the placards at the entrance are quite small. When you eventually find your way, you visit dark and cold underground caves with beautiful mold covered walls. There is enough room for wine barrels and not much else - visiting is an intimate experience. MORE >>
WINE TASTING GUY Final post…(for now) – JUST TASTE DAMMIT!
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Hey Wine Tasting Guy fans… What can I say, I have neglected you over the past few months. I guess that is what happens when you are running the marketing (and PR) department(s) for a multi-million dollar food & wine importer/distributor (yes, gratuitously patting myself on the back). But I digress…I want to leave you all with [.]. wine tasting MORE >>
DR. VINO Stitches, cover typo, Valencia, paper bottles, Burgundy – sipped & spit
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
SPIT: carbon footprint. A cardboard wine bottle, similar in material to a milk carton, may soon be found in British supermarkets. Its maker claims it has only a tenth the carbon footprint of a glass bottle. Daily Mail ]. SIPPED: Valencia. Proava.org reported last month that Jay Miller would lead a “master class” of Valencia wines in the region this month. An email to Miller last week requesting comment did not garner a reply. MORE >>
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