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The BIG Rhône Tasting at Ely Bar and Brasserie, Dublin (Part two)

Part one gave the background to the BIG Rhône tasting at Ely as part of Rhône Wine Week in Ireland and some of the whites which really caught my eye. 1,617 more words

Tasting Events

Better ten years late than not - we watched the movie 'Sideways'

I had to interject a blog about the movie Sideways since my partner and I just watched it for the first time tonight.  It is my fault that we have no TV and are way behind the times for movies – I have a hard time just sitting and watching something, so it is rare when we DO watch something. 344 more words


Scientific Proof That Wine Makes You More Creative

Historically, when I’m working on writing a new business proposal, cranking out an inspiring creative strategy, or just trying to write a new blog post, I closely collaborated with my creative muse – a nice bottle of red wine. 493 more words

Keith Wymetalek

The terroirifying prospect of Gigondas

For a minute at the 2014 London Gigondas tasting – the first ever Gigondas press and trade tasting in the UK – I thought the  1,323 more words


Corbières Alert

Proudly displaying the dramatic cross of the Visigoths dating to the 7th century,
later known as the Languedoc Cross or Cross of the Cathars, this vintner’s… 425 more words

Red Wine

The New Napa Valley

After working in California’s Central Coast (so aptly named due to it’s location), I’ve noticed a shift in visitors from Los Angeles. Napa has always been a wine haven for the wealthy connoisseur, but now, areas like Los Olivos, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles are quickly becoming weekend destinations. 78 more words


The Peak of Mourvèdre: Domaine Tempier’s Bandols. Unyielding when young, when do they come around?

I’ve tasted young vintages of Domaine Tempier’s Bandols, and visited the domain for a comparison of recent cuvées, but these wines are so stern and sturdy when young that they are hard to assess, and you feel you may be missing the point. 442 more words