Monthly Archives: November 2011

What Exactly is a “Good Year” for Wine?

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I was recently faced with a minor problem. A guest had ordered a bottle of ‘07 Napa Cabernet ($70) from my wine list (that’s right, in case you didn’t know, I run a restaurant/wine bar). The problem arose when the … Continue reading

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What is Corked Wine?

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This Week In Wine–11/27/11

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  China Basketball Star to Sell ‘Yao Ming’ Wine Months after retiring from basketball, Chinese sporting hero Yao Ming is venturing into business by setting up a wine company to meet a growing thirst for the tipple in his home … Continue reading

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Peter Michael Winemaker’s Dinner at Matthew’s Restaurant

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Never Have Truer Words Been Spoken…

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"In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to … Continue reading

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The Police “Synchronicity” Red Wine Blend, Mendocino, California.

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Grapes Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier (probably in that order, %’s unknown). The term “Synchronicity” refers to a “meaningful mix of seemingly unrelated events resulting in a significant sum”, which was the inspiration for this red wine … Continue reading

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