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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-08-01

Vinted on August 1, 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!
  • 06 Prime 'District 4' Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Big & about as classic & concentrated black cherry as you can get. Bravo! #
  • 08 C. Donatiello 'Marie Pavie' Rose (Russian River Valley): Ultra low-production, slightly oakey but all strawberry, all dry, & all good. #
  • 07 Eagles Nest Winery Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon "Starboard" (Ramona Valley): Dessert wine. Like a bing cherry liquor w/ more bite. #
  • 06 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Will stand up to most chocolate and laugh in its face. Blackberry with a hint of cocoa powder. #
  • 06 Quintessa (Rutherford): Bring your shades or this will blind you with its awesomeness. Bring a wallet full of cash or you won't get any. #
  • 07 Ch. Ste Michelle Eroica Riesling (WA): A little WA, a little Alsace, a little Mosel, a little tasty, a little flabby. #
  • 06 L'Ecole No 41 Merlot (Columbia Valley): Kind of like the story after a potentially hot date; a bit spicy, a bit peppery, and even juicy. #
  • 05 Snows Lake TWO (Lake County): Red, spicy, beautiful and BIG. Needs a min. of 5 yrs. or it will probably kung fu your tongue. #
  • 06 Magnificent Wine Co. Syrah (Columbia Valley): The spice is niiiice. But attempting this wine without food is a very big no-no. #

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1WineDude TV Episode 4: Cave Dwellers

Vinted on July 30, 2009 binned in 1WineDude TV, best of, interviews

Joe interviews Ted Henry from Jarvis and Prime Cellars in Napa inside the Jarvis wine cave.

But will any trolls or superheroes appear…?

1WineDude in the Media (or “Not a WBC Recap”)

Give an attention whore a chance to make an idiot out of himself… and the results speak for themselves.

At least, that’s what I learned about myself this past week at the 2nd annual American Wine Bloggers Conference.

You’re probably expecting some sort of WBC recap, but I’m saving that (more or less) for 1WineDude TV episodes.  If you really want a recap of (what was a very successful) WBC, there are tons of good ones popping up on the Global Interwebs this week.  I recommend this one from W.R Tish, who I happen to think is totally awesome (and I told him this personally enough times at WBC that he might be considering a restraining order against me for WBC 2010…).  If anyone is wondering why I’ve been posting vids and not writing 2500-word blog posts this week, the technical answer is that I’m on vacation.  Sort of.

Anyway, I did have a point to all of this rambling, but I forgot it so instead I’ll give you an update on some other very cool wine media happenings, all of which highlight just how much of an attention whore I am.

Oh, yeah, they’ll also give you some great info. on wine and wine bloggers…

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1WineDude TV Episode 3: My Bestest Buddies at Matthiasson (Sort of)

Vinted on July 27, 2009 binned in 1WineDude TV, best of, interviews

Joe visits Matthiasson in Napa, tastes some groovy wines, and makes some new bestest friends!  Sort of…

 

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