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Saturday Sipping - On Wine, #18, 2016

“This is wine,” Ghoolion said solemnly. “Wine is drinkable sunlight. It’s the most glorious summer’s day imaginable, captured in a bottle. Wine can be a melody in a cut-glass goblet, but it can also be a cacophony in a dirty tumbler, or a rainy autumn night, or a funeral march that scorches your tongue.” 173 more words


The Cult of Brumont: Alchemy in a Glass

I met Alain Brumont at The Stand, over a nice dinner arranged by local wine merchant Elie Boudt, and when I gripped the knotted, platter-sized hand of Brumont in greeting, I was struck with an overwhelming moment of déjà vu. 1,740 more words


Punch Me I'm Dreaming

Deep impenetrable garnet with opaque edges.  Massive candied briar nose, thick and unrelenting, dark and concentrated, packed with disgustingly ripe black cherry.  A beautiful bretty patina of age laced with mascarpone and wilted lily.   179 more words


Madiran and Cahors

Please join me, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton, on Monday March 21st at 7pm for Madiran and Cahors. Discover the tastes of Tannat (newly popular wine from Uruguay but native to Madiran) and Malbec (wildly popular wine from Argentina but native to Cahors) as grown-and-produced on their home turf. 214 more words

Wine Event

Bonjour Tendresse

Should I be a vegetarian? I’ve often asked myself the question. Sure, watching a documentary on an industrial slaughterhouse is the best way to keep you from ever buying meat in a supermarket again. 277 more words