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Price and predjudice

I have been trying to avoid this topic, hoping it would go away, but it just won't. Recently there have been a spate of articles claiming that the price of a wine has an effect on the drinker's perception of how ...

Lucky Dessert Pairing (with recipe)

Last night I got lucky by pairing a delicious and unusual port that I had never before tasted with a chocolate mousse to great effect. The recipe for the mousse will follow, but first some information about the port. The ...

Wine grows in popularity with young Americans

It seems that wine sales are up yet again this year, and especially so among younger adults. This is especially striking given these numbers from this article: The number of U.S adults who call themselves wine drinkers has risen 53 percent ...

Sonoma Tasting Reviews

If you are a fan of Sonoma wines, like I am, this is a very nice write-up of a recent tasting held in Napa. Some of these sound spectacular, especially at the listed prices. Some excellent bargains.

The downside of wine clubs

Let me preface these comments by saying that I love wine clubs. I am such a fan of my favorite one that I link to their site in my sidebar, and seem to mention them in about every 3rd post. ...

Petit Courbu

Petit Courbu is not a grape that you hear about every day. In fact, it isn't a grape that very many folks ever hear about. A search of Wikipedia only brings us a listing for Courbu, of which it is ...

The lingering “Sideways” effect

The author of this article posits that the movie "Sideways" has had a long lasting effect on the way we view and buy wine. Pretty hard to argue with him on that point, or on any other in this well ...

Bargain wine? Maybe…

I'm not really quite sure what to make of the information in this article. I'm all for being able to get good table wine at a low price, and if California makers want to bring in some decent Chilean juice ...

Cheap Pinot?

This is an excellent article on Pinot Noir, and some winemakers who are striving to put it on all of our tables. Having tried some of these, I like what they are doing. Sure, they aren't spectacular examples of the ...

Waiter, there is dirt in my wine!

How much dirt is in your wine? They observed during the course of the growing season that in almost all vineyards there will inevitably be various human impacts to the soil -- from tractors and other mechanical equipment making trips hither ...