Tag Archives: Music

‘Pressed’ for the Occasion

Assessing Quality   Sometimes less is more. Much as we might yearn to taste a 1948 Château Pétrus, we probably wouldn’t want to drink such a phenomenal wine day in and day out. Sometimes, a simple table wine is exactly what … Continue reading

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For the Records

Keeping Clear and Consistent Records  I just love historical trivia. Once a guest confided to me the “real” origin of the term riserva. It seems the term was coined during a time when drinking water was scarce. What water was … Continue reading

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Déjà vu

Wine and Words Déjà vu comes from the French expression “already seen” coined in 1903. It’s that strange sensation that what you are now experiencing has happened before. Here it is in a sentence: “I knew I had never seen … Continue reading

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Good to the Last Drop

Leftover Wine  When is a Burgundy – or even a Budweiser – a Merlot? No, I haven’t been peering too deeply into my cups. Quite the contrary: I’m facing the same dilemma comparative wine tasters all over the world are … Continue reading

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Ticked Off

3rd Time Out: I’m Back! Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Blogger bites tick; tick no longer enjoys the Lyme life.

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The Cart before the Horse

Practical Matters: Storing Wine Task saturation. The first time I heard the term was at a keynote address given by Jim ‘Murph’ Murphy, an M15 fighter pilot. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s when you have way too much … Continue reading

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Chilled to the Bone

Practical Matters: The Right Temperature Summer should be knocking on our door right about now. But with temperatures still in the 60’s and skies looking more like winter than summer here, I wonder whether spring will ever step aside to … Continue reading

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