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Twisted Oak Tanner Vineyard Syrah 2002

Last night we opened a bottle of what turned out to be a very special wine. Pulling the cork of the 2002 Twisted Oak Tanner Syrah released a genie comprised of fresh raspberries and gobs of blackberry jam. In fact, ...

Totally random thoughts on the past year (and other stuff)

This was a pretty good year for me, filled with some amazing and wonderful memories. It was also a year filled with a lot of things in the world that will be memorable for not being quite so good. 2008 ...

Cava: An Economical Alternative to Champagne

I must admit, I've never been a huge fan of traditional champagne, and it doesn't matter what the price point.  It could be that I just haven't found the one that "wows" me, yet. But we've found a reasonable alternative ...

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Taste Test – Just in time for New Year’s Eve

Just in time for New Year's Eve, here are our tasting notes from a side-by-side comparison of four popular sparkling wines and champagnes. The four wines that we tasted were all non-vintage, moderately priced, and readily available.  Amy and I ...

Happy Birthday to us!

It is hard for me to believe, but Another Wine Blog is one year old today. We have gone from being shocked that 20 people a day would read our posts to sometimes getting 1,000 and wishing it were more. ...

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What moves us?

There are times in our lives when we experience something that moves us. We may be moved to tears, to action, or even to turn away. We see, hear, read, or taste something that stirs something within us. These emotional ...

Santa Commerce Claus(e) comes to Kentucky

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals brought a little  Christmas Eve cheer to the good people of the Bluegrass State when it ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must allow small out-of-state wineries to ship their wares into the state even ...

Going Home Again

I went back to Ohio But my city was gone There was no train station There was no downtown South Howard had disappeared All my favorite places My city had been pulled down Reduced to parking spaces A, o, way to go Ohio -The Pretenders The old saw that 'you ...

Vintages – Do they really matter?

Yesterday we discussed the importance of flavor profiles for wine. Today we look at vintages. Typically when we speak of vintages we are referring to a wine containing grapes that were all grown within the same year. This information tells us ...

Flavor Profiles of Wine – Back to Basics

In the first in a series, we examine what makes up the flavors and aromas that make wine such a magical beverage. Sometimes we make things so much more difficult than they have to be. Wine is definitely one of ...