Tag Archives: How to Taste

Let the Credits Roll

Local Specialties, Workhorses and Common Blends  It never ceases to amaze me that very few moviegoers stay for the credits. If you think about it, without those hundreds, even thousands of off-screen players contributing behind the scenes, that film, whether … Continue reading

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The Catwalk

Rhone Whites  A catwalk can be a narrow walkway high above a stage, or a fashionable ‘runway’ where the pin-up pulchritude of haut couture parades the latest fashions of Paris, New York, London and Milan.  But catwalks are not the exclusive domain … Continue reading

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Someday My Prince Will Come

Sémillon   I am amazed at just how plugged into pop culture Mad Dog is despite his protests of having absolutely no interest in it whatsoever. Naturally I have to ask, “If you’re not interested, how come you know so much?” … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Up

Chardonnay: Barrel Fermentation   I’ve heard guys warning their buddies not to fall too quickly for that pretty face across the room until he’s seen her au naturel. Brutally put: What does she look like without any …makeup?  Let’s face it, … Continue reading

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Le ‘Foot’

Gewürztraminer  The first time Mad Dog and I had ever sampled a French Gewürztraminer, we had to call over our very French maitre d’, Grégoire, to ask whether the wine had gone bad. The aroma was so pungent, we weren’t … Continue reading

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Great Expectorations

The Noble Art of Spitting  Before I became a ‘serious’ runner, I would begrudgingly tag along when Mad Dog went for his A.M. jog. Oh, the price of love and devotion! When the sparkling conversation went flat, I’d grab a … Continue reading

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