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Are Wine Descriptions Complete Bull?

Are Wine Descriptions Complete Bull?

It seems as wine consumers, we are all constantly bombarded with everyone else’s opinions about whether the wine has a hint of black cherries or chocolate. Not to sound jaded, but we never understand why wineries and restaurants always feel as if they must insist on...

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A Year-by-Year Wine Comparison – Recent Bordeaux Vintages

A Year-by-Year Wine Comparison – Recent Bordeaux Vintages

How much of a difference does the year the wine is harvested (i.e., the vintage) make in how much we like a wine?  For Bordeaux, like many other wine regions, the vintage can make a huge difference. Doing a recent tasting at our house, we lined up four years in a row to see what we thought.  From the time we have spent in Bordeaux, we knew that both 2010 and 2015 are excellent years. But we were curious to see how the four years in between are tasting.  Especially since on restaurant wine lists, one will see lots of Bordeaux wines from 2011 to 2014.  If we’re at a restaurant and see an affordable Bordeaux from 2012, what will we think about? How about 2014?  So, we did the logical and responsible thing – we drank.

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How to Help After the Napa, Sonoma Fires

How to Help After the Napa, Sonoma Fires

As of this writing, the fires in and around Napa and Sonoma are still raging strong. As a result of the fast moving fires due to dry conditions and strong winds, nearly 200,000 acres have been torched, entire neighborhoods have been burned to the ground and most tragically, 31 people have died. When devastation hits a region like this, many of us wonder, ‘how can I help?’

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A Wine Pairing for the Eclipse

A Wine Pairing for the Eclipse

There are only so many blogs one can read on wine and cheese pairing, so we figured why not write a blog on pairing wine with the 2017 eclipse? Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, on Monday, August 21st will be the first total solar...

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Are 100 Point Wines Worth It?

Are 100 Point Wines Worth It?

We are lucky enough to have friends who are not only into wine and have incredible collections of wine we could never afford, but are also kind enough to open some of their prized bottles with us. One of our friends recently had a major birthday, and in celebration decided to go all-out on the wines.  As a result, we not only got to try some legendary wines, it got us thinking…  Are 100 point wines worth it?

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