| || |
| | DR. VINO
AUGUST 15, 2012 Do you tip on $110k of wine? #richkids
The latest tumblr to break out is Rich Kids of Instagram. If you’re on the fence about whether to repeal the estate tax at the highest levels, just surf on over to the site.
| | A WINE STORY
AUGUST 16, 2012 Exploring Salem Wine Country
So here I am in Salem for the Wine Blogger's Conference #WBC12 and yesterday saw all the usual suspects, many of whom I also saw in Italy last year. The weather is sunny and very nice. The plane ride was long - five hours from NYC - and soon after arrival we divided into groups for our pre-trip.
| | WHY WINE BLOG
AUGUST 14, 2012 Banfi Bell'Agio Chianti 2010
We all know that there is a lot of very cheap wine on the market today. Many of them have the bad reputation and are just cheap, bad wine and many of them are unfairly criticized only because old wives tales, lack of knowledge or just the way a wine is packaged.
| | VIGNA UVA VINO
AUGUST 13, 2012 Fattoria Le Pupille Elisabetta Geppetti Morellino Di Scansano 2009 DOCG
This wonderful Morellino di Scansano is a Tuscan blend of mostly Sangiovese with a bit of Alicante and Malvasia Nera. Dark bluish ruby colors in the glass, as boysenberry and vanilla aromas permeate intensely, with exotic dark l icorice scents and even a bit of wild underbrush, while on the palate resinous dark chocolate notes with cassis and red berries fill the mouth. Nice balance and long finish. Found this one at Il Poeta Restaurant
DR. VINO Champagne: better with oysters or fries?
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
Last night, we dodged rain clouds and feasted on Wellfeet oysters, lobster rolls, and grilled striped bass. Cape Cod’s finest. And washed it all down with a bottle of Camille Savès, Carte Blanche NV. This made me ponder one of the wine world’s most urgent questions: is champagne better with oysters or fries?!? Fries, often double-fired, frequently come with lobster rolls, for those who haven’t had the pleasure.) Have your say in the comments! MORE >>
A WINE STORY Tasting wild Horse Vineyards Wine with Director of Winemaking Clay Brock
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
What fun having dinner (and wine!) at NYT's Bottino restaurant with Wild Horse Vineyard's Director of Winemaking Clay Brock, who has been making wine at Wild Horse since 2008. The winery was named for the wild mustangs that roamed the hills east of the vineyard site. Descendents of the first Spanish horses brought to California, the horses suggest a free, noble spirit. Founder Ken Volk made his first wine in a plastic tub, stirring it with a baseball bat at Cal Poli. MORE >>
DR. VINO Searching for the best lobster roll on Cape Cod
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
Lobster roll plate at Sesuit Harbor Cafe in Dennis, MA. What’s the best lobster roll on Cape Cod? It’s hard to say and many local spots have their partisans. I’ve had the good fortune to perform a broad sampling–all in the name of science!–and –and offer you my top picks. MORE >>
DR. VINO Celebrity wine advice, circa 1990 #video
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
“No one, but NO ONE puts ice in red wine!” ” Such is the gist of the opening scene of a mostly tongue-in-cheek video about wine from 1990, “The Celebrity Guide to Wine,” chock full of 80s stars including Steven Seagal, Dudley Moore, Herbie Hancock, Whoopi Goldberg and more. It’s the brainchild of Bernard Erpicum, who was at Spago at the time. Thanks to our friends at Eater for digging up this gem! MORE >>
A WINE STORY More from WInes of Uruguay
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
Have you tried a wine from Uruguay recently? They are so fantastic! The big surprise for me was the elegance of the white wines. And as you will read in the links below, they are making serious headway into "taming tannins. When I was at the London Wine Fair in May I was excited to see some good friends I met on my trip there earlier in the year. the Uruguay people are so incredibly friendly no American could ever believe it. Yes, we all know that Parisian women (and of course men!) MORE >>
- Rooftop Riesling! A WINE STORY | SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
- Fun at CorkBuzz A WINE STORY | SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012
- Promoting S. African Wine in the UK A WINE STORY | SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012