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AUGUST 9, 2012 Dirk Niepoort: 100-point score will “destroy” work
“One day, my Dutch importer phoned to say, ‘Your wine got 100 points in Parker.’ ’ I was not happy at all.” ” That’s what Dirk Niepoort, one of Portugal’s best wine minds, told Sarah Ahmed in a piece on wine-searcher.com.
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AUGUST 10, 2012 Whoa!
You know how sometimes you eat a wonderful dish or drink a great bottle with friends and although you want to share the joy, you just never seem to work it into a post on your blog? Me too, I know exactly how you feel.
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AUGUST 10, 2012 Wine Places to Check Out in London!
so I am reading the Harpers Awards 2012 and happy that some of my favorite restaurants are listed! Since I am often in the UK and usually resort to ChowHound for new suggestions, I will list some of the winners here.
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AUGUST 8, 2012 2004 Dom. du Banneret CdP
Cola color. Wet wood, perfume, red fruit, very fresh. Black cherry, cola, tight fine fore-tannin with mild dry herbs, mild crushed black pepper and mellow fresh squeezed oranges. 2004 France Chateauneuf du Pape 3 stars
DR. VINO Foam vs froth: El Bulli wine cellar to be auctioned
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
Just when the wine auction market’s froth appeared to be blowing off , the fine wine world is bracing for some foam. El Bulli, the famed restaurant where the entire season used to book up in minutes and futuristic dishes paraded before diners all night long, closed last year (but will reopen as the ElBullifoundation). Now, wine-searcher.com reports that the owners will be selling off the contents of the restaurant’s wine cellar. MORE >>
WHY WINE BLOG Clean Slate Riesling 2011
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
It took many years for me to even try white wines and now I do find myself drinking more whites than reds. I have also become a very big fan of Rieslings, especially those from the New York Finger Lakes region. So, this year I have tried a few from outside that region and more specifically, outside the USA. I reviewed one from Alsace , but held back on a few German Riesling which were very good, but a little pricey. MORE >>
A WINE STORY US Tops Global Wine Consumption
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
so you've probably heard that young people in France and Italy have stopped drinking wine (or cut down dramatically). And here in the US, young people are actually becoming interested in wine. According to Vinexpo/IWSR five year forecasts, US Wine consumption should continue to grow by 10% to 2015. Currently we have edged ahead of Italy andFrance to become the world's largest wine market by volume. MORE >>
SLAKED 1995 Ridge Vineyards Jimsomare Cab Sauv ATP
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
From the middle vineyard on Monte Bello. Ultra deep purple. Very tight still, with mild smoke and bacon notes. Opens with crushed blackberries, oyster juice, oak, a tactile acidity on the finish with drying fore-tannins. Very full and mature. Lacks the flair and complexity of the 95 Monte Bello but this is shockingly good still. USA 3 stars Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mtns MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE A Delicious Summer Breakfast Featuring Okra.
| MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
So I'm going to reveal to you that back in fall of 2008 I was a Brooklynguy who practiced home-pickling. I found, though, that I was unable to grow a good looking soul patch, or really any facial hair that looks normal. I grew a mustache once as part of a Halloween costume but it freaked people out, they said I looked like a porn star. 86 the mustache, they said, and so I did. So clearly I should not be pickling vegetables at home either. But there was a time when I was doing some pickling. MORE >>
- News from Mas Belles Eaux A WINE STORY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
- Somm Guild Chablis Tutored Tasting A WINE STORY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
- 2000 Ch Gruaud Larose ** SLAKED | MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
- Gramercy Park Wine & Cheese Pairing A WINE STORY | SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
- Update on Finger Lakes Wine A WINE STORY | SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
- South African Wines – Congratulations to IWC Winner Anthony Hamilton Russell A WINE STORY | SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
- Tasting Notes August 1, 2012 A WINE STORY | THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012