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Sangria Is For (Wine) Lovers

Vinted on April 21, 2015 binned in going pro, wine tips

It might not yet be quite hot enough outside for this topic, but the good folks over at Fix.com have published my take on Sangria (that most warm weather of wine-related beverages), complete with their always-on-point graphical talents (which often make the majority of my accompanying words superfluous, but hey, they’re paying so I’m not complaining).

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image: Fix.com

Personally, it takes a *mighty* fine Sangria to sway the taste buds of this particular wine lover, but I’m nowhere near snobbish enough not to find enjoyment in a good one. Hopefully, the Fix.com guide will maximize your chances of mixing up a superior Sangria batch, as we provide some tips on what to try (and what to avoid) when utilizing different wine styles as your Summertime liquid fun base material.

The full awesomeness of Fix.com’s Sangria infographic are below after the jump, with the full article available at http://www.fix.com/blog/sangria-for-wine-lovers. Enjoy (responsibly)!

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Winemakers 4 You (The Wine4.Me Interviews)

Vinted on April 9, 2015 binned in going pro, interviews

For the last year or so, I’ve been amassing a nice little collection of winemaker interviews.

Not here on 1WD, mind you, but for one of my gigs with the excellent people at the Wine4.me app team.

Wine4.me interviews

image: Wine4.me

Long-time 1WD readers may recognize Wine4.me as the mobile app incarnation of Vinesleuth, with company whom I spent many an excellent day (and many a fun-filled evening) as one of the experts on their wine tasting panels (the subject of which sparked an interesting debate regarding the repeatability, consistency, and statistical accuracy of wine tasting in general here on these virtual pages).

The winemaker interviews have been part of a series on the Wine4.me blog, in which we try to get inside the head of some of the personalities behind the wines featured in the app’s extensive database. To date, I’ve gotten to run questions by such notable characters as Kim Crawford‘s Anthony Walkenhorst, Ravenswood‘s Joel Peterson, Catena Zapata‘s indefatigable Laura Catena, and fifth generation wine guy (and fellow musician) Karl Wente.

Not a bad lineup!

So consider this a long, long (long!) overdue introduction to that growing body of work.

You can check out all of the interviews at http://wine4.me/author/joe-roberts/. Enjoy!

Cheers!

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Bubbling Over (A Fix.com Guide To Sparkling Wine)

Vinted on April 7, 2015 binned in going pro, learning wine
Fix.com sparkling wine

image: Fix.com

Attention, peeps!

My latest entry for Fix.com is now live; this time, we’re providing an overview of some of the world’s more exciting sparkling wine regions, titled Bubbling Over. See what they did there? Ok, I’ll shut up now.

Once again, the Fix.com crew’s stellar graphics talents are on full display, making the most (and then some!) of my modest attempt at the prose. The full info-graphic is embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

Most of these bubbly regions will be familiar to you geeks, though I think there’s one in there that might come as a slight surprise even to you fabulous wine nerds. Enjoy!

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