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Graceful Unpredictability

Are you just about to go out and buy bubbles for Christmas? Well, before you reach for the Champagne, Prosecco or Cava, you might like to think about something Austrian. 168 more words

Perpetual Dawn: Solminer Rising

Prior to my life in the wine business, I worked for a small record label based in Los Angeles called Plug Research.  Operating an independent record label, and putting together a roster of artists that reflect a forward-thinking curator, is in many ways like creating a winery: the vineyards you work with are your artists, and your role in the cellar functions much like that of a producer, guiding your artists to their highest expression without losing the essence of what makes them special.  1,154 more words

Breaking Tradition in Bordeaux

Something strange happened recently in an area that is certainly not known for embracing change, as a Bordeaux winemaker Benoît Trocard has planted Chardonnay grapes in his Saint-Emilion vineyard. 357 more words


Artur Steinmann's Gruner Silvaner 2011

This is one of the few white wine’s that I’ve truly enjoyed. Gruner Veltliner comes from Germany. Normally, white wines are either watered down to barely-there taste, or bursting with too much of one flavor or another. 63 more words

Wine Reviews

To the hairdresser

When I visited a hairdresser the other day, a blond girl with a big glass of white wine was sitting on a Chesterfield couch waiting for her turn. 302 more words

Food & Drink

8 #ThanksgivingWines for all budgets

Darlings, it’s been a hectic month, but here’s a reblog of last year’s Thanksgiving wines post. Note that prices may have changed since then, and some of these vintages may be harder to find. 558 more words

GrüVe Nouveau

It’s November, so many of you will be thinking about Beaujolais Nouveau… and why not? I bought a few bottles last week and can’t wait to have a mouthful of that wonderful young red, with its last gasp of summer berries. 83 more words