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Bordeaux wine rating services are consistent

An interesting study from Cornell University shows that the three primary Bordeaux wine rating services are consistent in their rankings. The findings claim that the three most popular ranking sources, Robert Parker, Stephen Tanzer, and Wine Spectator, display a high ...

New Belgium Springboard Ale

New Belgium's Web site has some babble about this beer springing forth from dreams about acupuncturists and barrels, or some such nonsense. What a shame that is, as this is a exceptionally tasty hot weather beer, and that is a ...

Very Funny Wine Video

Of course, for me to have found something this wrong, I had to have been over visiting my friends at drinkplanner.com. See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Plume Bleue – Great Bargain Wine for Grilling

Plume Bleue Vin de Pays d’Oc is a 50/50 Grenache Syrah blend made by a very good winemaker. This big fruity wine has lots of plum, cherry and dark berry flavors with just enough chewy tannins to balance it out. ...

Disturbing Trends

"Get up, Stand up Stand up for your rights" -Bob Marley, Peter Tosh This week I bought a new iPod Nano. Despite not being a huge Apple fan, I love this thing. So, yesterday I visited a large electronic superstore near my house. ...

Wine vs. Beer

I have been planning on writing an article along these lines. While looking for inspiration I came across this article at Food and Wine Inspired by the book He Said Beer, She Said Wine, F&W invited authors Sam Calagione, the founder ...

Wine and Cheese Pairing Article

I came across a good article on pairing wine with cheese.  It has (mostly) very good, practical advice, as this isn't as easy as it sounds. Although, for wine and cheese lovers, it is hard to make a really bad ...

George Carlin 1937-2008

One of my personal heroes is gone. George Carlin was one of the shaping forces in my life. As teenagers, my friends and I memorized his albums. I can still recite many of his routines verbatim. His impact on many ...

Terroir Article

Vinography has an excellent article entitled Terroir vs. Pleasure in Wine that discusses flaws in wine, whether they are part of the terroir, and whether they should be eliminated. Some excerpts: How many times have I told myself not to meddle in ...

Interesting Wine Question

I was sent a message with the following question: If you could only drink 2 wines, one white one red, for the foreseeable, what would they be? The questioner is writing a book, and his final chapter will include answers from ...