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NOVEMBER 18, 2012 Learning The Basics About Port
As noted in my last post, I am slowly learning and appreciating premium Ruby Port wines, so much so, I shopped this past weekend for whatever I could find in port wines, at affordable prices.
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NOVEMBER 17, 2012 Obama gives Boehner a birthday Brunello
At the White House yesterday, our political leaders met to find a way from steering the country over the fiscal cliff. Even though their positions still seem far apart, the general tone afterward was positive and one of comity (always better than comedy).
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NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Scholium Project "Riquewihr" Lost Slough Vineyard 2010
At the El Dorado in Sonoma. From 500ml. Looks unfiltered? Candy aromas, but mostly closed. Full palate, with sweet notes, tight and sweet with chili spice, quince, and candied stone fruits on the short finish. This is a wine to pull me out of my post Thanksgiving day stupor
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NOVEMBER 20, 2012 Tasting Notes Week of November 19, 2012
2010 Silvarado Chardonnay Carneros (Estate Grown). Gold color with a nose of butter, orange blossom, and pointed minerality. On the palate, racy acidity and tart green apple. A very long, elegant focused finish. 2010 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon.
WHY WINE BLOG Cockburn's Special Reserve Porto
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
This is another Port wine I received as a sample for review. I also purchased a few bottles of Port from different producers, to review later, since opening the Graham's Six Grapes on election night. I still don't know why I suddenly developed a craving for a wine that I would never have given a second look at as late as the last three years. MORE >>
DR. VINO AOC Swartland?
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Callie Louw and Adi Badenhorst at Cape Wine 2012. Swartland, an area of the Western Cape where old bush vines abound while razors are apparently scarce, has taken an unusual step for a wine region in the New World: producers have promulgated a membership charter, complete with a code of winemaking. AOC Swartland, anyone? The hirsute hipsters of Swartland have have taken it upon themselves not just to limit the grape varieties cultivated and the zone of production, as AOCs in France do. MORE >>