Alpana Singh saves you money

In the interest of saving us all some money, Master Sommelier Alpana Singh picks out 10 wines under $10. I especially like this advice she offers in the article: The secret to drinking well on the cheap is to explore wines from emerging regions and grape varieties that often debut at lower prices in order to build a following and customer base. There are so many good to great wines out there that come from […]

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Another Wine Byte 1: What is Wine?

Weekly Snippets of OenoInfo to Impress your Friends There is a local college radio station we listen to that runs a segment they call a “News Tip.” I find this an especially annoying misnomer, because the DJs aren’t giving tips at all. Joe laughs at my annoyance but being the particularly anal retentive precise person that I am (which Joe attributes to being raised by a school teacher) I looked up the definitions of “tip.” […]

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What is a wine snob?

Looking up the word ‘snob’ on dictionary.com brings up the following definitions: snob –noun 1. a person who imitates, cultivates, or slavishly admires social superiors and is condescending or overbearing to others. 2. a person who believes himself or herself an expert or connoisseur in a given field and is condescending toward or disdainful of those who hold other opinions or have different tastes regarding this field: a musical snob. and snob (snŏb) n. 1. […]

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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, the cork was not even completely out of the bottle before the air became filled with mouth watering fruit. Twisted Oak Winery is located in Calaveras County, California, and as is fitting for a location […]

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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 that we can keep around when we’d like something light and bubbly — and don’t want to dig into the “expensive” stuff. While Joe was in ISG courses last year, his teacher turned him onto […]

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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 tasted Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne, Mumm Napa Cuvee, Mumm Napa Brut Protoge and Chandon Brut Classic. First up is the Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne. This was my second favorite, and Amy’s third favorite. Here are […]

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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. What started on a whim with me writing by myself whenever the mood struck has become a passion for both me and Amy. Over the past year this site has taken us places we never […]

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