Buy the Right Wine Every Time by Tom Stevenson
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Book Review – Buy the Right Wine Every Time

Just about every wine book I have has dated itself by honing in on specific vintages, which, years later, are no longer available, making the recommendations irrelevant. In manufacturing they call that planned obsolescence.

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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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California Wine Appellation Specialist – So What?

“It’s California,” I said to myself. “How hard could it be?” It was pretty damn challenging as it turned out. “This was a walk in the park,” said no CWAS student. Ever.

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Perfect Pairing – Wine, Art, Food, and Music

For instance, we like to “pair” our dancing with the proper music. Waltzing at a rap concert? Break dancing with Bluegrass? I think not.

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Black History Month, Wine, Credibility, and Me

I know wine. I just have to have the pieces of papers (and pins) to prove to others that I do. Master level? Well, maybe. After all, while I’m at it…

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I’m a New CWAS. One Down…

It’s not unusual to do an overnight road trip to a “Wine Country” and back over the course of a weekend. Yes, it’s so close that even a tourist to Las Vegas could take a couple of days to visit Wine Country. How great is that?

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Challenging France – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

I was thinking – a dangerous thing for sure – and pondering the now storied results of the Judgment of Paris and the thirty-year anniversary rematch.

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2004 Robert Young Estates Scion-Sonoma vs. Napa

Since my years of spring chickenhood are far behind me, I decided to cap the “aging” time frame at about ten years. Seems reasonable.

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Tasting Wine and Learning to Spit – A Short Rant

The little girl in me will always feel that the male of the species has cooties.

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Repeal Day! 80 Years Later

I, for one, raised a glass of wine in celebration. I hope that you did, too!

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I Love Talking About My First Time

Jocularity and minds-in-the-gutter snickering aside, I want to talk about my first time with specific types and varietals of wines and the impact that they made on my wine-loving experience.

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Pinot Noir International!

It had a distinctly candy-ish artificial taste on the palate and the finish was nonexistent. Thank goodness. I certainly didn’t want to have that lingering in my mouth!

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