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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-08-08

Vinted on August 8, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
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HiYa! If you're new here, you may want to Sign Up to get all the latest wine coolness delivered to your virtual doorstep. I've also got short, easily-digestible mini wine reviews and some educational, entertaining wine vids. If you're looking to up your wine tasting IQ, check out my book How to Taste Like a Wine Geek: A practical guide to tasting, enjoying, and learning about the world's greatest beverage. Cheers!
  • 08 Palo Alto Reserva Suavigon Blanc (Maule Valley): Good, but not great, w/ citrus fruit that's a tad green & disappears a bit too quickly. #
  • 08 Palo Alto Reserva Red (Maule Valley): Very cheap & very good. Black fruit almost marred by toughness, but midpalate cherry saves the day. #
  • 08 Trefethen Dry Riesling (Napa Valley): You can put the German grape in CA, but you just can't take the CA out of the result. #
  • 07 Les Deux Rives Corbieres Rouge (Corbieres): Jammy enough to spread on toast. Spicy enough for meat off the grill. Cheap enough to share. #
  • 08 Carmen Rose (Maipo Valley): 50% Cab, but it's the other 1/2 (Shiraz) that rounds out the red berry flavor. Fairly priced at $10. #

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1WineDude TV Episode 6: The Bloggers of WBC 2009

Vinted on August 6, 2009 binned in 1WineDude TV, wine bloggers conference

Joe "interviews" some of the way-cool bloggers attending the 2009 Wine Bloggers Conference in Napa & Sonoma.  We learn about wine battling monsters, smoking the hookah, and inappropriate cleavage shots.  Oh, yeah, and wine.

 

 

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Do You Care About Wines You (Probably) Can’t Have?

Vinted on August 5, 2009 binned in twitter, wine products, wine review

Damn my over-processing brain.

I was going to write about two wines that I tasted last week while I was in in Napa & Sonoma for the Wine Bloggers Conference… technically I was actually (sweltering) in Tacoma when I tasted them, but I received the wines in Napa & Sonoma…

Anyway, I was going to write about these wines when my ever-processing, never-lets-me-rest brain decided to switch it up on me.  Now, it turns out I’m writing about not getting these wines. Or, writing about writing about not getting these wines.  This will all clear up in a minute or two.  I think.

The wines in question are C. Donatiello’s Rose, and the new 2006 release of Prime Cellars’s Cab.  Both of them are very, very good wines, the kind of wines that I want to get to know and want others to get to know – small production, interesting, made by up-and-coming, passionate winemakers who are tweaking things, trying to find the right balance and improving their wines early on with every vintage.

The thing is, I’ve been wondering if I should write about these wines.

Because chances are that you can’t get them…

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1WineDude TV Episode 5: The Winemakers of WBC 2009

Vinted on August 4, 2009 binned in 1WineDude TV, interviews, wine bloggers conference

Joe "interviews" some of the winemaking peeps that took part in the 2009 Wine Bloggers Conference, including Quintessa, Ladera, and John Tyler Wines.

Chaos ensues, as does the Macarena.  It’s better if you’re drunk.  I promise…

 

 

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