Wine Reviews. Seriously.

2010 Hug el Magnifico

Two Hugs and a Squash

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The Wineaux Guy™ has an amazing palate, although he's very reticent about talking about it. He actually talked his way through the tastings and because he was so right on, I really didn't have any reason to alter our assessments. He's really good!
Curran Rose

2010 Curran Grenache Rose

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Of course, it was 100°F in Vegas, so I guess summer is in the eye of the beholder. Not quite Surface of the Sun temps, but not too far off.
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2010 Hug Cellars Cedar Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir

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It's Saturday night, and I've spent the last several hours visiting my mother in the hospital (she's doing fine, by the way. Flirting with the young single male help. She's 90 and disappointed that they won't flirt back), and talking to the Wineaux Guy.
Hug Cellars XOXO Rose

Why Rosé is Like Sex

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Let me explain. We already know that not every Rosé is like sex. I mean, after all, White Zinfandel is a Rosé. I mean, technically speaking. But really. Ew.
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A Tale of Two Ages - New Wine or Old?

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One of the complaints I've received about my occasional tasting notes and/or videos is that I'm tasting wines that sometimes cannot be purchased anywhere any more. I would like to say I'm sorry, but I'm really not.
Martin-family

A Tale of Two Temps ... or so

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I'm quite the advocate (Wine Advocate ... get it?) of cooler temperatures for red wines than what we're used to. We Americans tend to think that "room temperature" equals "warm." Kind of how many Americans tend to think that "Chihuahua" equals "cute."
Pianetta Rosato

Red, Pink, Practice, and Pianetta

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As an example, venison is now being farm-raised, and therefore, it can be presumed, grain finished. Wave good-bye to the luscious, natural wild venison flavor! Let's go for American Bland!