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Wine Rant: Wine Lists and Sommeliers

Wine Rant: Wine Lists and Sommeliers

We were in Aspen the other weekend (yes, we have a tough life). Since it was my first time there (but not Jordan’s), we decided to get a sitter for a night and head out to enjoy one of Aspen’s renowned and fancy restaurants. The restaurant we went to, which will remain anonymous, had one of those great one-hundred plus page long wine lists. Not surprisingly, both Jordan and I have strong opinions on what wine bottles to order, so it was extremely frustrating that like virtually every restaurant out there, this restaurant only provided one wine list to our table. Frankly, it’s really boring for each of us to sit around while the other one spends ten minutes perusing the wine list.

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March Madness and Wine:  Saint-Emilion’s Wine Classification

March Madness and Wine: Saint-Emilion’s Wine Classification

Are you confused about the Saint-Emilion wine classification? Or, did you not even know one existed, but were totally confused at your wine shop when you you’re trying to figure out the difference between a label (in French, of course) listing a Saint-Emilion wine as a “Grand Cru Classé” or a “Premier Grand Cru Classé?” Don’t feel bad, it confuses us as well. Heck, it confuses most people who live in Bordeaux. In fact, while recently tasting in Bordeaux at a “Premier Grand Crus Classé A,” our pourer confided in us that even her friends don’t understand the classification system. So, we’re going to try to explain it with an analogy that most Americans can understand (and are quite passionate about) – March Madness.

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Why German Cars are From the Left Bank and Japanese Cars are From the Right Bank of Bordeaux

Why German Cars are From the Left Bank and Japanese Cars are From the Right Bank of Bordeaux

Heather’s car is ten years old, and as it’s time for a new car, so, we’re in the middle of car shopping. And, since we seem to translate nearly everything into wine, while test driving a number of cars we had a realization that the German cars we test drove were like the wines from the Left Bank of Bordeaux while the Japanese cars were like the wines from the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Let me explain.

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If You Like Murphy Goode Homefront, You May Also Like…

If You Like Murphy Goode Homefront, You May Also Like…

If you like Murphy Goode Homefront, you may also like… these California red blends. Welcome to our first ever, If You Like wine blog. The idea is founded from a joint effort between First Pour Wine and 10K Bottles. For our inaugural edition, 10K Bottles founder Heather Lipp suggested Murphy Goode Homefront, a bottle that millennials are drinking nightly. With that foundation, Heather threw the ball over the fence to me to pick out the wines Murphy Goode Homefront would be going up against.

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5 Insanely Great Gifts for Wine Lovers

5 Insanely Great Gifts for Wine Lovers

If you have a wine lover in your life and want to give them an insanely great gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, or some other occasion, then this is the blog for you. First off, skip the musical wine glasses and automatic wine bottle openers. Forget the kitschy monogrammed corks or glasses. Wine lovers want useful things that won’t just collect dust in the back of a cupboard.

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