Sep
12

Antu ‘Ninquen’ Syrah 2005

The second of my friend’s attempt to familiarize me with South American terroir. I certainly get a sense that the Colchagua Valley has a lot of potential for syrah, although

Jul
27

Lagar de Cervera Albarino 2005

Having tried a relatively cheap Albarino a few months ago and not loving it, but realizing its potential, I resolved to try more Albarino varietals in the future. This is

May
11

Stefano Farina Barolo 2003

The recent lack of updates is due to some crazy hours at my firm of late. Hopefully things will calm down and the updates will again flow regularly! I had

Apr
28

Mystic Wines Syrah 2005

Having enjoyed the Mystic Cab Sauv, I figured it was worth $30 to potentially find another great value bottle. Unfortunately, this syrah was highly disappointing given the precedent set by

Mar
20

Luis Perez Monastrell 4 D.O. Bullas 2005

Monastrell is a Spanish grape that in this case grows in the Bullas wine region in south eastern Spain near the city of Murcia. For many years wine experts thought

Mar
16

Marquis Wine Cellars New Product Tasting

This Saturday Marquis held a tasting of several of their new products and I attended in order to provide all you readers with a summary of what I thought of

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Mar
12

Au Bon Climat Hildegard 2002

I tend to love this winery, so when I saw one of their whites on sale I had to jump. I have to say that I was pretty disappointed in

Feb
18

The Cult of Zin: A Zinfandel Tasting

This weekend I ran a fun little tasting event using the theme of Californian zinfandel from smaller producers that have built up a reputation based on the grape. It was

Feb
10

Phillips "The Hammer" Imperial Stout

Being ill is not fun. Being ill when you love wine is just cruel. I am finally on the path to recovery and had the chance to taste a tiny

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Jan
13

Henry’s Drive Dead Letter Office Shiraz 2005

I wanted a glass tonight while studying so I opened this Australian Shiraz I bought in the summer. This is mega-bomb super-intense Australian Shiraz, but is definitely a cut above