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JANUARY 22, 2012 Thinking About how to Rate Wine
Much has been written and many debates take place about how to rate wine. It seems now that the 100 point scale is seen as "old guard," that it has not been effective at communicating a wine's quality. There are of course other rating systems, and their effectiveness is also debatable. I don't want to spend time here summarizing the various arguments, and I don't have a definitive opinion on the best rating system for wine. But I do have some thoughts that I want to share.
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JANUARY 25, 2012 NFL Championship Sunday Wines
I like football (i.e. American Football) almost as much as Major League Baseball and NCAA Basketball. So this past Sunday was a big day where the NFL Conference Championships were decided.
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JANUARY 26, 2012 Tasting Notes Week of January 23, 2012
Clos de la Siete 2009 (Michael Roland). This is a luscious, full-bodied wine (50% Malbec, 30% Merlot, 10/10 Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) from Mendoza with a rich, ripe, perfumed nose of deep luscious black fruit, a very intense palate of dark fruit, very balanced tannin and acidity, and long finish with more dark rich ripe fruit. Great with steak. Powerful.
DR. VINO Is this what they teach about “rare vintage claret” in business school
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
A parody from the BBC show “Mitchell and Webb.” ” Merger! Bordeaux MORE >>
DR. VINO Sobriety pill wants to take the kick from champagne
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
Would you drink wine if it weren’t for the alcohol? Researchers at UCLA are threatening to put this difficult question to wine enthusiasts as they move a “sobriety pill” to clinical trials. Of course, we already have a device for sobering up: the credit card statement. But the researchers are working with extracts of the oriental raisin tree that have been used to treat hangovers in China for five centuries. MORE >>