Wine Me, Beer Dude. Or Is That The Other Way Around? (Wine for Beer Lovers on Good Day Philadelphia)

Vinted on October 6, 2016 binned in 1WineDude TV
Good Day Philadelphia wine and beer

image: Fox 29

Last week, I had the good fortune to head back to the Fox 29 studios in downtown Philly and appear on Good Day Philadelphia. This time, the topic was Wine for Beer Lovers; which is the kind of pinch-me-is-this-really-what-I-do-for-a-living? moment that gets a self-professed beer- and wine-loving geek like myself up in the (early) AM with a smile plastered onto my face.

Unlike my previous appearance, there were no hiccups with getting the representative wines through the eight-billion (a rough estimate) levels of Pennsylvania legal red tape. The representative beers were my choice, and I live close enough to the esteemed Victory Brewing Co. to have made that choice a no-brainer (and avoid the PA legal red tape stickiness entirely). Like my previous appearance, the Fox29 staff were fantastically, delightfully amicable…

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Touring ‘Round The ‘Burg (Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine)

Vinted on October 4, 2016 binned in wine industry events
Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine


Next week, a new film from former Hollywood television producer/director (and, interestingly, USAF pilot) Rudi Goldman will officially be released, titled Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine.

Goldman is a rather persistent fellow, and he impressed me by displaying a quality that I sometimes myself brag about possessing; namely, the ability to ultimately convince you that it will be less trouble for you to do what I want (in this case, screen and possibly review his film) than it would be not to do what I want you to do. I actually do mean this as a compliment, by the way.

And so I was able to take an early peek at his film, and decided to offer up some thoughts on his visual tour of what is arguably France’s most famous wine region…

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 3, 2016

Vinted on October 3, 2016 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 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!

  • 13 Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso (Umbria): A juicy balancing act on display here, between richness and lithe, angular structure. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Caiarossa Pergolaia (Toscana): The funk hath assumed control, and it doesn't plan on relinquishing it any time soon. Or, ever. $25 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Longoria Wines Chardonnay Cuvee Diana (Sta. Rita Hills): Vibrancy and saltiness are in charge, herding up ample amounts of cream. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Longoria Wines Fe Ciega Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): So bright of character, that it's difficult not to be charmed. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Bald Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains): A night on this bare mountain would do most Chard lovers good $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Roses are taking root in the potting soil, with yummy results. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau Montelena Potter Valley Riesling (Mendocino County): Grapefruit, fig, stone; there just isn't anything here to dislike. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc (Napa Valley): Lemongrass, advancing on your mouth's position with refreshing, aggressive speed. $31 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gary Farrell Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Much wisdom here, but it won't share much of it for another 6 years. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs (North Coast): Burying you in heaps of tangy deliciousness, like a beach-goer settling into cozy sands. $41 A- >>find this wine<<



Nine, Ten, Eleven (Tenuta di Arceno In Retrospective)

Vinted on September 28, 2016 binned in elegant wines, kick-ass wines, on the road, overachiever wines, wine review

Tenuta di Arceno

I realize that, by running with yet another Tuscan wine review write-up (and those fresh on the heels of a Soave write-up), I am also running with the risk of 1WD appearing as though it’s an Italian-wine-only website.

But hey, it’s my website, if you don’t like it, go make your own damn wine blog, okay? Actually, if you love wine, you should be doing that anyway, but that’s another topic entirely.


Arceno vineyards

Let’s get back to Tuscany, and my recent visit to Tenuta di Arceno in the too-charming-for-words area of San Gusmé. Arcanum isn’t the only thing that they do at Arceno, and, thankfully, not the only thing that they do well, either. So, to provide a little taste of what they’ve got going on at Arceno, I thought it would be interesting take a glide over their other brands, and clue you into some of my favorites from the retrospective tastings of each, which conveniently from a narrative perspective just happened to fall across three consecutive vintages (no, really, I’m not making that up!)…

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