Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. I’m not one of those wine writers who scour the internet and store shelves for the best low-price wine. (I am also not a wine writer. I’m a writer who likes wine). There are plenty of… Read More »The Best Low Price Pinot Noir? It’s One of My Favorite Things
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The bottom line is, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in the wine business. I have tasted thousands of wines. I’ve watched wineries and trends come and go. I have taken to these pages to praise what I’ve seen & tasted, or to bitch about it. And now it’s time to put my money where my mouth is.
Bodegas Ejeanas brings the boysenberry thunder with this “Night Harvest” Garnacha from the Laberne Vineyard in Aragon, Spain. Pass the tapas and then cork another bottle, because at this price, the party goes all night long
What does destiny and a damn good barbecue have in common? Not much, really, but that’s never stopped a podcast before. This week, just in time for the July 4th Holiday, JT counts down the Top 3 Wines that go with barbecue, all the while contemplating whether we are put on this Earth with a destiny to fulfill. It’s the kind of shit you talk about when you’re drunk anyway, so just roll with it.
Or, take a total shortcut and listen to the Pairs With Podcast: Thanksgiving Wines on a $50 Budget Drinking for Thanksgiving: 2016 Yao Family Wines Napa Valley Brut Sparkling Wine Pairs With: Seafood appetizers; caviar; assorted cheeses; the deep-seeded loathing that occurs as a result… Read More »Why I Am – Errr – What I Am Drinking For Thanksgiving
To make a broad, sweeping, sexist generalization (which is totally a smart thing to do in our current #MeToo environment), Primitivo has been a consistent favorite among many of the women with whom I’ve done blind tastings. Similarly, my Nissan Versa Note has been a massive turn-on to most of the blind women I’ve dated.
If you’re faced with dozens or even a couple hundred wine choices at the grocery store, and you’ve got one entire Alexander Hamilton burning a hole in your pocket, here are four ways to help identify a great value in the crowd:
Look, it happens to all of us: you find this wine for under ten bucks that looks like it may be a killer bargain, and when you pop that cork you discover you just made an investment in grape-flavored ass juice. No judgment here. Trader… Read More »Five Amazing Hacks For That Crappy Wine You Just Bought
I’m one of those who subscribe to the notion that it’s not a good thing to be a wine snob, or to be a snob about anything, really. In our post-Can’t We All Just Get Along world, snobbery has grown from harmless, amusing affectations to… Read More »The Four Annoying Quirks That Probably Make Me A Wine Snob
WARNING: Wine Snobbery oozes from this particular posting like goo from a 15-year-old’s pores after a two-week Proactive withdrawal. My apologies in advance. I will fully confess my Wine Snob sins in a later post, but for now, I simply lay my faults on your… Read More »The Walmart Sommelier