Monthly Archives: January 2012

Romance is Dead: The Demise of the Quarterly Review of Wines Magazine.

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The Quarterly Review of Wines is calling it quits for its 145,000-circulation magazine after more than thirty years. “No one really wanted to go, but we all knew it was time,” said publisher/owner Richard Elia.  The QRW has been checking … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Calls Natural Winemakers “Hippies from Another World”.

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Renowned Rhone producer Michel Chapoutier has added his own comments to the natural wine debate by denouncing natural winemakers as out-of-touch hippies making defective wines. Interviewed in the current issue of Decanter, Chapoutier tells John Livingstone-Learmonth the practice of natural … Continue reading

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The New York Wine Expo: March 2nd–4th.

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Add a little sunlight to your weekend and treat yourself to a first class trip around the world of wine at the 5th Annual New York Wine Expo, March 2nd – 4th.  The Grand Tasting offers attendees a chance to … Continue reading

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A to Z Pinot Noir, Oregon.

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Grape 100% Pinot Noir   Facts I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest the problem that people have with Oregon Pinot Noir, is that for the most part it tends to be quite “pricey”. With that out … Continue reading

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The REAL Secret Behind Enjoying a Good Bottle of Wine….

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“Somm” Chronicles the Preparation for the Nightmarish Master Sommelier Exam.

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Access to the Court Of Master Sommeliers has always been strictly regulated and cameras have never been allowed anywhere near the exam…. until now! “Somm” is the story of four Sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious and extremely rigorous Master … Continue reading

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