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The Largest Blind Tasting of American True Rosés--Flights 4-6

On National Rosé Day (June 9th), I invited a few writers here in Houston to my house for what I believe to be was the largest blind tasting of American True Rosés in history. 1,141 more words


Babs! Dahling! Like Buttah!

Perfectly still and clear, ruby right out to an abrupt edge. Big peppercorn, oak and Sweet-Tarts cram the nose, leaving behind just a little saliva saline funk. 168 more words


Mucho Gusto: Get to know Barbera

Oh, hey there! It’s been a while. A year, to be exact. I haven’t forgotten about you. In fact, just when I think I’ll have time to knock out a blog post, something happens. 395 more words

Barbera from "Alba" ...Big Difference

Barbera,, Not Hanna Barbera

This is not to be confused with The Flintstones creators. Barbera is literally the most widely planted grape varietal in the Northwest Region of Piedmont in Italy. 749 more words
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Margan Breaking Ground Barbera 2016

New livery for the Breaking Ground releases from Margan.  Understated class, somewhat similar to the winemaker. I’ve mentioned the back story before but I do like telling the story: The cuttings for Margan’s Barbera came from Mudgee’s Montrose vineyard. 131 more words

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I am not going to talk about the film with Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, nor the last film that starred a future winemaker.  I was at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan tasting some wines.  486 more words


Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera 2016

Gold medal winner at the 2017 Orange Wine Show and NSW Wine Awards. Whilst it isn’t quite from Piedmont, the cool nights of the Orange region make for a regional acid profile that suits the variety. 103 more words

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