Category Archives: WSET

Ode To Terrior and Tasting Notes

  I hate tasting notes. Okay, maybe that’s too harsh. I dislike tasting notes – intensely. Actually, I’ve written hundreds of tasting notes. I’ve written them on restaurant coasters, on the back of business cards, on program guides, and on … Continue reading

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1982 Vignaveja: An Elegant Old Vintage

  Old wines are always something of a mystery. Case in point, the bottle of 1982 Vignaveja we’re about to uncork. What is going to happen when I open this vintage? Will it be dead, oxidized, or will it be … Continue reading

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Bordeaux at House Wines

  The other night, I attended a tasting hosted by the ladies of House Wines – Michaela Morris and Michelle Bouffard. If you’re a Wine and Spirit Education Trust or an International Sommelier Guild student, this is an inexpensive way … Continue reading

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A Litte Bit About Grenache

You gave to feel sorry for poor Grenache. It has an identity problem and very rarely gets any billing.This grape is a little wild and some times you don’t even know when you are drinking it. Grenache Noir, as it … Continue reading

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1982 Vignaveja: An Elegant Old Vintage

Old wines are always something of a mystery. Case in point, the bottle of 1982 Vignaveja we’re about to uncork. What is going to happen when I open this vintage? Will it be dead, oxidized, or will it be a … Continue reading

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