Here’s an inexpensive, widely-available wine that hits the sweet spot for my palate:
It’s worth noting that I found the 2006 a few weeks after tasting this 2007 and didn’t like it nearly as much. Look for the 2007.
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An offering to the SEO gods: PLANETA La Segreta [...]
Today is my 15th wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary, my dear.
“Who does not love wine wife and song will be a fool for his lifelong!”
Awesome sign out front of Cline Cellars today. As regular readers know, Cline has been a favorite of mine since I got into wine, and one of the first to turn me on to Mourvèdre way back when.
(After adopting a mascot last week, perhaps this could be #TeamMourvedre’s new motto.)
Tuesday night I opened a bottle of Stickleback Red 2008 from the Aussie winery Heartland. It was a Costco grab that intrigued me with it’s mix of grapes: the back label says it’s a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Shiraz, 5% Lagrein and 4% Dolcetto.
Tastes more like 100% Smuckers.
This is a major dark [...]
Gnome + Corkscrew = Gnomenator | #gnome #vinegeek
Spotted at Austin Java.
(It would have to be a butterfly corkscrew, the worst corkscrew known to man.)
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Table 23 doesn’t give a fuck that you [can] list the wine regions of Moldova in alphabetical order.
@MikeMadrigale (Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer for Bar Boulud, Epicierie Boulud & Boulud Sud) on sommelier certification, quoted in Eater. (hat tip @trouty)
I was very happy to receive this little monster in the mail last week. I think #TeamMourvedre may have itself a new unofficial mascot, courtesy of Bonny Doon Vineyard.
I think he/she needs a name.
Èd? (avec accent grave, bien sûr)
Feel free [...]
Dinner chez VINEgeek: Indian-spiced lentils and lamb with Cotes-du-Rhone | #wine #vinegeek
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Cool wineshop-within-a-bookstore retail concept for Grapy.nl in the Netherlands. Click link below for more pics.
via: Storeage creates Grapy store in Roosendal Bookshop » Retail Design Blog.
Tonight’s Pour: Texas Mourvedre Blend | #wine #vinegeek #TeamMourvedre
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