Monthly Archives: May 2013

Painting By Elinore Schnurr

This past weekend My wife and I enjoyed going on the Long island City Open Studio Tour.  One painter’s work, Elinore Schnurr, caught our eye as she likes to paint bar scenes and we like bars.  She graciously sent us … Continue reading

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New Zealand Again

Last year I attended The New Zealand Wine Fair (see http://thewinepopulist.com/?p=143).  When invited to go again this year I was happy to.  Once again I was impressed with the high quality of all the wines offered.  While I tasted wines … Continue reading

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Vintage Port

I recently attended a tasting of Vintage Ports.  See http://thewinepopulist.com/?p=219 for a discussion of the basics of fortified wines such as Port.  Each of the seven producers had a vintage 2011, and six producers also had another vintage of their … Continue reading

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Wine Basics – Oak

If you read the wine press, or even those little tags with scores and reviews that some stores put up, you will come across discussions of “oak” and “new oak”.  So what does oak have to do with wine? For … Continue reading

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Austerity?

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/30/french-presidential-wines-to-be-auctioned-off/

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