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Daily Pour: July 21, 2014

Eric Asimov at the New York Times discusses this month’s assignment for “Wine School”–Zinfandel.  “But as with so many wines, a stylistic shift has occurred with zinfandel, with more producers gravitating toward fresher, nuanced wines.” 130 more words

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The Wolftrap

South Africa is a very exciting wine region that is a blend of new and old world wine styles.  There are some very good wines being produced there right now, and It’s been my favorite wine region lately.    321 more words

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Beausoleil at SummerSounds

     The legendary band Beausoleil came to Greensburg, Pennsylvania Friday night bringing with them the true spirit and sound of the Louisiana low country.  Their SummerSounds performance on the Robertshaw Amphitheater in St.Clair Park conjured up the feeling of being out in the parish at a Creole festival somewhere way back in the bayou.  116 more words

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Daily Pour: July 19, 2014

“Not least among the excellent whites pouring forth from Italy is Soave, a name perhaps a little too well known for its own good. In a seemingly perverse twist of reverse snobbism, popular wines that have transcended to generic shorthand, like Sancerre, Soave and pinot grigio, get little respect because of their commercial success.” Eric Asimov at the… 124 more words

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Daily Pour: July 18, 2014

“American culture being one that craves the easily quantifiable,  final say was, indeed, all of our final say…However, there were issues with the 100 point scale.” In… 285 more words

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Wine review: Best summer rose wines at Alko?

In Finland, Alko has a monopoly in selling alcohol including wines. There have been some initiatives in order to obtain wines to supermarkets but that is far away from happening. 309 more words


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5-Courses No Foodie Should Miss

There’s no denying the tables have turned for serious diners. What white table cloth and Cosmos were to the nineties, eclectic gastropubs and pre-prohibition cocktails are to millennial age. 1,458 more words