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I love the Wine Spectator. I've cancelled my subscription.

Relationships sour.  What can I say?  First, there are so many things to love.  Most imposing is the ridiculously oversized pretension of it.  Some of the feature articles are genuinely spectacular.  1,181 more words

Red Wine

Wine Fundamentals Are Not Like Rules

As usual, Matt Kramer’s essay “Why the Fundamentals Matter”, in which he compares wine to the 5 fundamental ballet positions that every aspiring dancer must learn and practice, is interesting. 481 more words

Wine Culture


Saturday, October 29th : Halloween at the San Francisco Armory

Opel & Vau de Vire present : Phantasm 2016 – Behind the Fun House Door… 517 more words

San Francisco

Rehabilitated Eagle Released Into Beaver County

POTTER TWP. (KDKA) — Abandoned farmland in Potter Township, Beaver County, is about to welcome a rehabilitated bald eagle. The fledgling was discovered in Shippingport last August, by First Energy employees. 261 more words


Wine, Scientism and Specialization

I complained recently about Mark Mathews new book Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing, arguing that it’s obvious to anyone with a passing acquaintance with wine that climate,weather, sun exposure, yeast, bacteria, and soil—all aspects of terroir—help explain wine flavors. 517 more words

Wine Culture

Still Kickin - Lizards & Porn Stars!

Let’s talk about one of my favourite rock bands – Saigon Kick!
(Warning): I really do like to ramble so please bear with me.

Around 8 years ago I really started delving into the hard rock / heavy metal bands of the late 80s & early 90s. 921 more words

Hard Rockin