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Buyers’ Guide to VINTAGES March 21st - Part Two

Southwest France, Riesling & the Best of the Rest
By John Szabo MS with notes from Sara d’Amato

The deep southwest remains one of those lost and misunderstood corners of France, as seemingly impenetrable as the local accent. 1,838 more words

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Madiran – World's Healthiest Wine

In early 20th century, changing opinions and medical research on alcohol and alcoholism were a set back for wine as part of a healthy lifestyle and diet; but opinions changed again in the past three decades due to increasing research suggesting that moderate wine consumption has many health benefits. 376 more words

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Chateau Peyros "Magenta" 2010

Please forgive my less-than-consistent updates as of late — between the holidays and other commitments, free time has been scarce. Busy is good, I suppose. But I’ve been looking forward to writing about this wine, and I have a trip planned to a Virginia winery this weekend as well that I plan to share with you. 438 more words

My Wine Reviews

Tannat: The King Of The Southwest - A Post From Le Du's Wines

Every summer until the age of 18 years old I spent my summers in Bordeaux.  For both lunch and dinner there was always a bottle of wine on the table. 389 more words

Education

A New Year and New Red Daily Slosh(es)

I wanted to start the year with one of my favourite songs. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a video of Joni Mitchell singing it but Diana Krall is no slouch, if you knowwhatImean. 763 more words

Wine

Last of the split pea soup with ham; salad from work bounty - 25 November 2014

Watching student presentations, and had some fairly dreadful pizza in the late afternoon. Then got to take home leftover salad package, with some pretty good white dressing. 84 more words

Salad

Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and mushrooms - 1 October 2014

I’m adding photos into drafted-but-not-posted entries here, but unfortunately, this one I didn’t write up at the time. Clearly looks like a fresh tomato sauce D made (undoubtedly D made this) with mushrooms, and finely grated cheese – likely parmaggiano, but possibly pecorino (he did that once recently IIRC) over the top. 53 more words

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