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So What is a Bibliophilic Oenophile To Do?

“Reading” the books by audio has been very satisfying and listening to Sideways is not my first rodeo.

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Tasting Notes: Siduri Redux & Oregon Pinot

So if a couple like Adam and Dianna can manage to create well over a dozen different Pinot Noirs from many disparate regions and still have them TASTE LIKE PINOT NOIR, then what the hell’s wrong with the nitwits whose Pinot Noir tastes like dreck? I don’t get it.

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Siduri Surprise!

Before I even had a chance to tell you about the wonderful Siduri and Novy tasting at the Aria with Adam Lee, I was hit with a shocker.

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Pinot Noir, Typicity, and Dog Shows. A Rant.

But when a pet quality wine being touted as a potential Best In Show winner, then something has gone awry somewhere.

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Today’s Tasting Note: Pinot Noir and Zinfandel

I didn’t realize when I purchased the 2011 Plungerhead Zin a few weeks ago that it was made by The Other Guys, whose mission, it seems, is to make good wines at everyman prices.

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Dazzled by Pink Pinot Gris…What?

Ordinarily, Pinot Gris is made into a white wine. A Pinot Gris Rosé is a different beast altogether.

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The Last Word on Pho in Vegas – From the Pho Queen

The key to a beautiful Pho is the broth. Even if I hadn’t learned that later, it’s something I knew intuitively; the aroma was intoxicating, fragrant, and heady.

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Bin 702 – Officially the Cutest Wine Bar in Vegas

Downtown Vegas will be a force and although it will probably forever be in the shadow of the far more glamorous Strip, will be a place where locals can come to get their Vegas on.

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The Russian River Valley
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Pinot School – Siduri in the House!

There was much spitting and dumping which broke my heart. Okay, so I did more dumping since I’m still uncertain about spitting in public. The dribble issue, you see.

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This was the lineup of wines that I tasted.
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2011 Calera Chardonnay – Mt. Harlan Vineyard

While the visit to Caesar’s was pretty horrific – in fact, I haven’t returned – the one jewel was the glass of Calera Pinot Noir which was presented to me to make up for all of the Wine Fubars they had committed.

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…To the Ridiculous – $2.98 Pinot Noir Review

One month later, I finally decided to taste it. Had to let it *age,* you know.

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2009 Asuncion Ridge Pinot Noir

Do you think I’m going to say bad things about a well-made example of my favorite varietal? I think not.

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