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Holistic Tasting and the Fear of Subjectivity

Tasting notes are often derided as excessive, boring, or unhelpful. But most of these criticisms miss the main drawback to most tasting notes. They fail to identify a wine’s aesthetic appeal and the aesthetic properties that make it appealing. 665 more words

Philosophy Of Food And Wine


As we progress in our wine journey, broader understanding tends to break into multiple layers, and this is where it gets both challenging and interesting. To illustrate, lets talk about the difference between ‘Appreciating a Wine’ and ‘Judging a Wine’. 136 more words

Food and Wine Pairing: testing and tasting the theory

Tasting the aromatic wines of Riesling and Gewürztraminer with spicy foods in the comfort of home has been a plan for some time.  It’s a follow-up to my wine and food pairing comments in the April elizabethsvines. 1,650 more words

Wine Tasting

San Gimignano and Tuscan Wine Tasting - Summer 2012

We start the day in Siena with a continental breakfast – the standard, uninspired fare of hardboiled eggs, cold cuts, cheese, bread. Evermore important, though, we get the party started by pounding some machine-made espresso, then we head outside. 850 more words

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Wine Tasting in Tuscany

If you follow my blog, you will have noticed that I like to combine travel with wine tasting.

So today, we head to Tuscany (Italy) for a something… 708 more words

Travel And Wine

Wandering in the Verde Valley!

Arizona is a wonderfully diverse state. Many people who aren’t familiar with our landscape will often think of Phoenix and Scottsdale as just a mirage in middle of a vast, barren desert landscape. 1,387 more words