Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 15, 2019

Vinted on July 15, 2019 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!





  • singlef

    I just started reading you. You bill yourself “for the not so serious wine drinker.” Yet when I read one of your reviews, it was filled with wine geek speak. “And absolutely no reservations” and “a very austere, stern attitude.” What does that mean? I’ve taken a number of UC enology and wine sensory evaluation courses. The first rule of thumb they taught us was be very specific in your descriptions. For example, say it “smells like stale gym socks.” Absolutely no reservations? Talk about nebulous. Maybe it was a “natural wine” about which you wrote  😃

    • 1WineDude

      Well, it’s damned if you do/don’t, really; if you get too specific, you risk alienating people, and if you are not specific enough, you risk alienating others. Fortunately, there is no shortage of options for you when it comes to online wine reviews, so the odds are in your favor with respect to finding someone who will review in a way that speaks to you.

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