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Better Know A Varietal – Pinot Noir

This little primer on Pinot Noir is a bit harder for me to write than the others. Pinot Noir is the grape for many of my favorite wines. That said, I am a bit opinionated and keeping my populist hat … Continue reading

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Better Know A Varietal – Syrah/Shiraz

Syrah, AKA Shiraz is a red wine grape most identified with the northern Rhone region of France, and as Shiraz Australia. Legend has it that it was brought to France from the middle-east by a knight returning from one of … Continue reading

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Life in France

A great little song about living the good life from my friend Katrina Maxwell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR_rAtoYcCM

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Wine Pairings – Duck Two Ways

This post starts what I intend to be a series on paring wine with food. The traditional approaches to this subject usually begin in one of two places. They start with very general kinds of food (e.g. chicken,fish) and suggest … Continue reading

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Better Know A Varietal – Pinot Gris/ Pinot Grigio One Grape Two Styles

The highly popular white wine grape most known in the US as Pinot Grigio originated in the French Provence of Alsace where it is known as Pinot Gris. Alsatian Pinot Gris is usually a fairly full bodied wine. While it … Continue reading

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Spam

The spam bots have been at it again.  I am disabling the comments until I find a better captcha or other way to block them.  Sorry.

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Snaky Comment of the Day and Some Thoughts On Wine-speak

I went this morning to see the Picasso sculpture exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York. The description of the materials used in one piece irked me. It was made mostly of sheet steel. which they … Continue reading

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Winter Wines

Here in the north-east US Winter has finally come, and with a vengeance. It was 6f when I woke up this morning here in Vermont. Back in July I wrote about summer wines (http://thewinepopulist.com/?p=364). So I thought I would say … Continue reading

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Airline Wine

I don’t tend to drink while flying.  The air in planes is pretty dry and the alcohol just makes it worse.  If you do this article from The Gothamist should be of interest.  http://gothamist.com/2015/12/23/the_mile-high_wine_club_swirl_and_s.php

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Wine Basics – Decanting

Among other things, for yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner we drank, a nice Bourgueil that I had enjoyed before. This time it was on another level of enjoyment. The difference was that about an hour before we sat down to eat, I … Continue reading

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