Tag Archive 'Pinot Noir'

Nov 23 2009

Perfect Thanksgiving Pairings!

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Miss our Thanksgiving Pairing class and still clueless about what to imbibe on Turkey Day? Well, we can forgive the whole “skipping class” thing (but don’t let it happen again!) and have recap to boot. Now, we couldn’t just taste wine and try to imagine how great it would be with Thanksgiving fare–we at Just […]

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Nov 03 2009

Demystifying the Burgundy Label

By Maggie Smith Are you one of those people that love to drink wine but steer clear from French wine because you just don’t know what type of wine is in that bottle? There’s usually indecipherable French writing, probably a picture of a chateau-looking house, and what seems to be a name of a place […]

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May 01 2009

You Had Me at Pinot

by Brett Ashley McKenzie Maya: You know, can I ask you a personal question, Miles? Miles Raymond: Sure. Maya: Why are you so in to Pinot? I mean, it’s like a thing with you. Miles Raymond: Uh, I don’t know. Um, it’s a hard grape to grow, as you know. Right? It’s uh, it’s thin-skinned, […]

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Nov 12 2008

Tannins are oh-so-tacky

My friend, a diehard white wine drinker, discovered for the first time that zinfandel is truly red. She was game for trying it, but not a fan of that bottle in the end. It was too dry, she said.   Perhaps that was true, but what she went on to describe was more a function […]

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Sep 30 2008

Warm up from the inside

Fall is a four-letter word. But then again, so is wine. Fall would be lovely if it weren’t followed by a word and a season much longer up North: winter. There are just a few things to look forward to: the holidays, turtleneck sweaters and black leather boots, fireplaces and red wine. I’ve learned to appreciate a […]

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