Villa Cafaggio Cortaccio CS 2004

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This wine is like a ballerina; delicate and pretty but at the same time it possesses tremendous strength.  The nose is sleek and sophisticated, showing red fruits like rhubarb and raspberries and blue fruits like cassis and ...

Urban UCO Sauvignon Blanc 2008

This little guy delivers.  It has many of the standard Sauvignon Blanc virtues, but in a good way.  The nose and palate both possess an interesting ruby grapefruit zest characteristic that caries throughout the wine.  In the nose there are subdued notes dried of apricots, the token cat pee, and ...

Cellaring beer? Cellaring beer!

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Not to loose focus on wine... but the art of cellaring and appreciating beverages is something that can be enjoyed across disciplines.  It makes sense that Alaskan Brewing Co. has turned out this cellar gem, they've paired their beer ...

Do wine prices relate to taste?

The book Freakonomics created an entire genera of reading-which I am fanatically in love with.  They've recently expanded to radio, doing pod casts and other medium format pieces that are totally awesome.  Geeky economics met geeky wine in this interview, and I love every second.

The interesting subjects;

In a study of ...

2006 Stony Hill Chardonnay

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Stony Hill has gotten its reputation for making great wines, transparent wines, and geeky wines because that is exactly what they do.  Sommeliers have been big supporters of this label for the last decade or two.  As a ...

DeLoach’s Bag-in-Barrel to battle ‘box wine’s bad rap

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Clever packaging claims the day's news!  DeLoach just issued a press release for their 'Barrel-to-Barrel' program, which is something that I haven't seen before.  It seems like this is a creative approach to reducing wasteful packaging while at the same ...

2004 Yalumba The Signature CS/SY

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The Producer: Yalumba winery is family owned and has a 5 generation, 160 year-long history.  Do you remember the term 'the company store'?  I learned that phrase while listening to 'Sixteen Tons', a song written from the perspective of ...

Great Label; can you pronounce this?

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I try to keep it high brow, but every once in a while there is something worth posting.  If you read failblog.org, this is a label win!

2009 Cantina Tollo, Pecorino, Abruzzo

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I know what you are thinking; what is this guy talking about?  The title doesn't give too much away.  The producer is Cantina Tollo, the grape varietal is Pecorino, and the region is Abruzzo.  Now for the second part of the question, ...

2008 Elena Walsh, Lagrien, Alto Adige DOC

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Here is our real palate exploring wine of the group.  This is a great producer, a good region and an interesting grape varietal.  Alto Adige has a cooler growing season, being located in the north of Italy, which ...

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