Tag Archive 'tasting'

Nov 21 2008

Test-drive your Thanksgiving wine

Published by under Savvy Sip Tips,Wine Pairing

Cranberries from a can are looking mighty swell right now, aren’t they?  If you’ve offered to “bring something” to a Thanksgiving feast or, like me, even volunteered to make most of it for your dear mother, you might be feeling a wee bit of panic right now. I don’t own a double boiler, nor a food processor. I […]

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Oct 17 2008

How to spit wine (Your mom says it’s OK)

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Unless you’ve won some contests involving watermelon seeds, you play pro baseball or you indulge in smokeless tobacco, spitting likely is not something you’re very good at. As a kid, I did my darndest to spit and to whistle with no success at either, much to the dismay of my male cousins. We’ve all been well-trained—when […]

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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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Sep 17 2008

There Is a Doctor in the House

His name is Dr. Vino, if that tells you anything. New York-based author Tyler Colman is a wine pro by any other name. But he happens to write the award-winning wine blog DrVino.com. He also authored Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink, a compelling title if ever there was one. (Throw […]

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Sep 07 2008

2005 Juan Gil, Monastrell, Jumila, Spain

Robert Houde of Garnacha Imports reviews the 2005 Juan Gil, Monastrell, Jumila, Spain during a Wines of Spain Seminar at Just Grapes in Chicago.

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Sep 02 2008

2007 Nora, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain

Robert Houde of Garnacha Imports reviews the 2007 Nora, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain during a Wines of Spain Seminar at Just Grapes in Chicago.

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Aug 29 2008

2003 Marques Gelida, Cava, Penedes, Spain

Robert Houde of Garnacha Imports reviews the 2003 Marques Gelida, Cava, Penendes, Spain during a Wines of Spain Seminar at Just Grapes in Chicago.

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