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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 ...

Changing roles of the sommelier.

This is a very good article about how the role of the sommelier has changed in recent years. To judge by all the reverence they are accorded, you'd think chefs were the most interesting people on the planet. In truth, they ...

Drink wine and smile.

Red wine is good for your teeth. A class of chemicals in red wine grapes may significantly reduce the ability of bacteria to cause cavities, according to a US study published recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. That wine ...

Where is the best place to buy wine?

These days there is no shortage of places to buy wine. There is wine at the supermarket, there are huge chain package liquor stores, there are specialty shops, wine clubs, and Internet shopping available to almost all of us. Personally, I ...

On Beer

In this article the author does a great job of extolling the wonders of beer, and I agree that beer is a remarkable beverage. I make my own, and consume quite a bit made by others. In fact, since I have ...