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Bela Lugosi is not Dead

Clear ruby with pink edges.  Roiling mud sullies the nose into thinking this will be bombastic.  Intense dry floral, pork fat and dried saliva in fat layers on cold granite slabs has me charmed into expectations of wracked concentration, but it is not to be. 91 more words


Daily Drinker of the Month: Kiona Lemberger

Although I drink almost daily, I don’t drink a lot of daily drinkers. This isn’t on purpose . . . I just don’t happen to have many under $20 wines in my stash. 710 more words

November 2016

Achtung Blaufränkisch!

Alert! Austria’s other great grape Blaufränkisch turns out, like its sister Grüner Veltliner, to be an amazing food wine.

This was beautifully demonstrated at a recent lunch hosted by Leithaberg DAC paired a selection of the region’s top wines with HKK Hakkasan’s equally top Chinese tasting menu. 881 more words

Tasting Notes

Grape Varieties in Michigan

After hitting approximately 30 wineries in Michigan – both in the south-central part of the state, and up north in Traverse City, I have a few observations on varieties. 277 more words

Wine Review: Ox-Eye Lemberger Shenendoah Valley 2014

Some people won’t try it because they think it’s a stinky cheese.  Thus, some wineries use the Austrian/German name, Blaufränkisch, so some people won’t try it because it sounds too foreign. 227 more words

Wine Reviews

Uwe Schiefer

Uwe Schiefer began assembling his estate in 1990, when vineyards were available on the cheap in Sud Burgenland. He astutely saw potential in the schist-laden slopes of Eisenberg, where the variety blaufränkisch seems to have found its most profound resonance. 191 more words