Tag Archives: Wine Appreciation

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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Here, Puss-Puss

Sauvignon Blanc  I’ve always kept my distance from bees, especially on hot summer days. It seemed the more sweltering the temperatures, the more menacing their mood.  It wasn’t until we moved across the proverbial pond and a couple of latitude … 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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Diamond in the Rough

First Know Your Grape Around late September, on warm and sunny autumn afternoons, the open markets of Europe’s wine growing regions feature tables piled high with Muscat grapes. The air is so thick with their sweet grapey perfume, you could … Continue reading

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