Vertical Party – Nota Bene 05-12

These are the bottles from my Nota Bene vertical tasting this past weekend. I'm happy to report that there were no corked bottles and that everything was showing brilliantly. As my regular readers will know, I hate writing (and reading) wine reviews but I was asked a few times on twitter if there were any …

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Correct Wine Pronunciations

As if my Grand Cru article earlier this month didn't get me enough controversy, I thought I'd dig into this argument as well. I've always joked that wine bloggers know everything about wine except how to pronounce it. By that I mean that we read, search for, and type our technical terms or place names in articles but …

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What do you mean “blended”?

Another question that has been inspired by the many wine tourist friends that I've met over the years is about blended wines. I worked at a winery that offered a beautifully constructed premium blended wine that a customer vocally poo-pooed before even tasting it. "None for me! I don't like blended wines at all. I …

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Podcast 122 – Clos du Soleil Double Vertical

If you have wines from Clos du Soleil in your cellar, consider yourself lucky. And smart. Because you probably recognize an age-worthy wine when you taste it and have recognized it in the wines produced by the Similkameen Valley winery Clos du Soleil.The exclusive tasting that was hosted at the end of this year's fall …

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