Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2012 Troon Old Vine Meritage – What is Meritage?

While there are individual bad wines out there - and goodness knows I've sampled my fair share of vinous dreck - modern technology, coupled with the love and passion of the wine grower and wine maker, ensure that in whatever world we prefer, the wines are going to be good.

Terminal Wine

But, as you can probably guess, after a weekend with the grandkids where I did not drink much, I looked forward to having this at home with my feet up and the TV going. Perfect.

Typicity, Tasting, Hemingway, and Scrooge

When the wine does not have the characteristics that you have come to expect from that varietal then there truly is a Great Disturbance in the Force.

Robert Parker, Wine, and Menopause

So why is it that the overwhelming majority of official wine tasters and critics are men? It's not because they're better at the sniffing or tasting. It's because they have better memories. And because they don’t go through menopause.
2012 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray

2012 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray

Because I'm a lunatic, I've decided to pursue several wine certifications. Why? Because I want to know as much as possible and share what...
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2013 Olema Chardonnay – Sonoma County

Kudos to the winemaker for such a deft touch and avoiding the buttery overoaked character so often seen in Chardonnays developed in new oak.
Santa Maria Inn Wine Cellar

“Speaking” of Wine

Well, I was funny through all levels and made it for the finals! Who knew that talking about my dating life could be so hysterical.
Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir

2010 Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir – Jewelry in a Glass

Like many of the other wineries in the Ghetto, his vineyards are located in what can arguably be termed the middle of nowhere.

The Anomaly of Donati Family Vineyard

I met with Mitch Bakich, a handlebar-mustachioed young man who is the Managing Evangelist of Donati. I was able to taste through all of their available wines and despite the screaming shrieks and agonized protests of the Budget™, walked out with at least half a case.

An Evening at Jaleo

So what do you do when you've had the opportunity to visit one of the best restaurants in Vegas and do a review, but you're with your main squeeze? You punt.