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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 25, 2018

Vinted on June 25, 2018 binned in wine mini-reviews

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format.

They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented links to help you find them, so that you can try them out for yourself. Cheers!

 

 

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 18, 2018

Vinted on June 18, 2018 binned in wine mini-reviews

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format.

They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented links to help you find them, so that you can try them out for yourself. Cheers!

 

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 11, 2018

Vinted on June 11, 2018 binned in wine mini-reviews

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 14 Le Cimate Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria): Spice, fruit, and tobacco that are all sweet, in both senses of the word. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Arnaldo-Caprai Cuvee Secrete (Umbria): The worst-kept-secret here is how deliciously tropical this rich, sultry white blend really is. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Cecchi Villa Rosa Gran Selezione Chianti Classico (Tuscany): So… as in So Sexy, So Brooding, So damned good, and So Full of Poential. $NA A >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Donnafugata Lighea Zibibbo (Sicily): Flowers – and joyful enjoyment – for daaaaaaaayyyyyysssssss…. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Violets and blackcurrants arm-in-arm in peaceful protest against the ills of the mortal world. $99 A >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Ehlers Estate Sauvignon Blanc (St. Helena): Lead character in a quirky foreign film: exotic, interesting, and acting with a zest for life. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Attune Eighth Street Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Tea, and red berries, and citrus peel, awesome, and just YEAH BABY! $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Gerard Duplessis Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru (Chablis): Piquant, perfumed, peachy, and, like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way. $75 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine Romain Collet Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux (Chablis): Svelte of figure, yet also rich, toasty, and adorned with high end trappings. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
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Mini Reviews Are Dead! Long Live Mini Reviews!

Vinted on June 5, 2018 binned in about 1winedude blog, wine mini-reviews

Next Monday (or June 11, 2018, at the time of this writing), will mark the final run of the Wine Mini-Review Round-Up posts in their current incarnation here on 1WineDude.

After that date, the corresponding “broadcast-only” twitter account associated with those reviews, 1WineDudeReview, will no longer be maintained. Mini-reviews will also no longer be posted to the 1WineDude twitter account, LinkedIn, or to the 1WD account on the Book of Face.

I originally began reviewing wines on twitter (and, as far as I’m aware, I might have been the first person to do so) about a decade ago, in an attempt to both a) provide an additional outlet for an increasing number of wine samples and tastings that came my way, and b) have some fun trying to cram something pithy, meaningful, and edu-taining about a wine in 140 characters.

Over the years, it’s become increasingly difficult to maintain those reviews across multiple social media accounts, automate the reproduction of the mini-reviews on to the “traditional” blog format here (hey, twitter: “thanks” for shutting off the RSS feeds years ago… for which you can totally suck my white ass!), and try to keep all of that content within manageable numbers while also providing links to finding those wines for the curious, and dealing with the advent of twitter reducing the fun in the exercise by increasing its update character count.

After all of these years, we are just way overdue for a change-up with respect to all of the above. Like, years overdue, at this point.

Here are how things will look moving forward with respect to the whole Mini-Review thang…

  • A weekly list of short wine reviews (in Mini-Review format) will appear here on 1WD, with more direct and vintage-specific links to where the wines can be found for purchase.
  • Like all 1WD posts, a link to the article will be cross-posted to twitter, FB, etc.; but If you want ’em, you’ll need to come here to get `em!
  • I will finally be posting stuff to Instagram (probably just good old-fashioned wine recommendations, and not formal reviews).

So… hopefully this is all fairly clear, and those of you who are following the reviews at 1WineDudeReview won’t get too pissed-off (if so, refunds for your $0.00 outlay are available at any time).

In any case, there will be similar content, just probably more of it (which means more wines to talk about here!), and with extra wiggle-room on each wine for my bizarre commentary.

Cheers!

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