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Wine Review: Bonny Doon A Proper Claret California 2013

German literary critic and philosopher Friedrich Schlegel wrote that “Irony is the clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of an infinitely abundant chaos.” When we take a perpetually ironic attitude towards something it opens an infinite distance between what it is and what we take it to be. 444 more words

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Conundrum's complex red is the perfect companion for Sorrow's Anthem

In Sorrow’s Anthem, Lincoln Perry, a former Cleveland police officer turned PI, is determined to clear his childhood friend’s name after watching him die brutally at the hands of police officers. 253 more words

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Neptune's Trident 2013

From Lot 18/The Tasting Room

Aaron:  The nose is a bit oaky with some mild fruits and the flavor definitely tastes like a blend.  This is very smooth and drinkable but a little on the sweet side.   85 more words

California

Carmim Reguengos Tinto 2012

A good value for the table, the spicy core and dry finish make it a pleasant companion for a wide variety of everyday dishes.

Winery: Carmim is a cooperative winery that was founded in 1971 by a group of 60 wine growers. 159 more words

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Budget Wine: Shannon Ridge Wrangler Red Lake County 2012

All wine, if it isn’t flawed, smells like grapes. I want a wine, even a budget wine, to give me something more. This wine has a nice undertone of wet leaves (think chilly, late autumn days after a rain) supporting the berry aromas, with some dense herbal notes topped off by a seam of vanilla and wood notes. 152 more words

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Chateau de Brandey Bordeaux 2012

Purchased from BevMo, $19.95

Aaron:  Oh my gosh: chocolate smell.  Almonds and just tons and tons of chocolate on the nose.  The flavor unfortunately was very dry and bitter.   100 more words

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From the Wine Archives: Phantom by Boggle Vineyards

Sometimes, pregnancy is hell. I knew that giving up wine would be a beast, but what I didn’t count on was the physical cravings I would have for a good red. 592 more words

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