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La Dolcetto Vida

Here’s a wine that’s not spoken of much, but that deserves more fame, a LOT more fame. Allow me to introduce Dolcetto. It’s a wine from the Piemonte, Barolo and Barbera country, and that may be why it receives little … Continue reading

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“Elegant” wine

I’ve had a couple of wines lately that I considered undrinkable. They were viscous, sugary, and in one case (Meiomi PN) collapsed with astonishing speed (less than four hours) into cherry cough syrup. I don’t get it. I know these … Continue reading

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More Adventures in Wines that’s “Screwed”

So Ladies and Gentlemen, the plot is thickening steadily! Yesterday, I had a conversation with a winery owner who had to trash half a bottling run (!Sob!) because it was ‘corked.’ And of course he has bottled nothing but screwtop … Continue reading

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Tips for Marinating

– Don’t be afraid to substitute. Make that Recipe youir own! Dominate it! Finish the check! – More than a few friends have been horrified by my casual approach to marinades. However a fluid based on booze, salt and sugar … Continue reading

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http://www.economist.com/node/17572224/email

http://www.economist.com/node/17572224/email. The Economist (issue Nov. 27th – Dec. 3rd, Cover shot of a farmer in a diving hard hat) has an article on the wine headache.  To sum it up, there are three wine molecules – peptides – that are … Continue reading

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