Category Archives: Reflections in the Glass

The Wine Populist’s thoughts, musings and occasional rants on wine

To Cork Or Not To Cork? That Is The Question

Corks have been used to close wine bottles for a long time. They have been pretty much the standard method of closing a bottle since th 18th century. Most wine authorities agree that there are definite benefits to using a … Continue reading

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What has happened to Rosé

In the last few years there has been an explosion in consumption of rosés in the US. As a result there has also been an explosion in the number and variety of rosés available. In general I applaud this. I … Continue reading

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Red Wine and Fish?

One question I get asked is what red wine to serve with fish. There are a lot of variables here. Among them are what kind of fish. The meaty or oily the variety of fish the easier it is. Swordfish … Continue reading

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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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It’s Too Hot For Wine

Yesterday a woman told me about loosing several wines to the heat. She and her husband had bought them on a trip to the North Fork of Long Island a few weeks ago. They only have airconditioning in their bedroom … Continue reading

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Colpetone Montefalco Sagrantino, 2004

I don’t think this belongs in a “A Wine For The Fortnight” segment as it is not that easy to find.  Rather this is about the joy of buying a wine, laying it down and enjoying it at maturity.  Sagrantino … Continue reading

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The Days of Wines That Are Rosés

Traditionally people think of rosés as summer wines.  I enjoy them year round but have to admit they have a special affinity for summer and summer foods.  What prompted this post is an observation that the range of rosés available … Continue reading

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Try And Age That Wine

An experience I had a few weeks ago made me think about aging less expensive wines.  We were on vacation in Montreal.  On our last day we went out for brunch.  We were both having fish dishes so we chose … Continue reading

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Two Wines For One Great Cheese

This weekend we had a fantastic cheese that I bought at the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market in Vermont. It was a wash rind cow’s milk cheese called “Cuvette” made by Spoonwood Cabin of Jacksonville, Vermont. When I bought the cheese, I … Continue reading

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