So… remember when I did that whole Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2010 tasting that I attended? You know, back in the day? I know… you still hate me for that one, right? Well, if you makes you feel any better, I’ve not tasted a recent vintage of the fabled DRC since that NYC gathering….
Category: Wined Down (Playboy.com)
Of Wine Competitions, Panty-less Drinkers, And The Next Punch Down Guest
As you read this, I’ll be missing the after-after-after parties at the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference (insert your preferred sad face emoticon here) so that I can… work. Sort-of. This week, I’ll be undermining the previously stellar reputation of the commercial wine competition portion of the California State Fair, acting as one of the judges….
Wined Down: Besting The Most Common Wine Flaws?
Long-time 1WD readers will recall the name of my buddy Jason Whiteside, who has appeared numerous times on these virtual pages playing the refined-palate-straight-man to my more… errr… slapstick approach to all things vinous. I’m happy to report that since his last 1WD appearance, Jason has more-or-less been kicking ass and taking labels in the…
Wined Down: Four Wine Traditions That Need To Die
We’re back to more controversial topics on my latest Playboy.com Wined Down column. Admit it, you like it controversial, don’t you…? About two weeks ago, PB published my list of Four Wine Traditions That Need To Die. And the sooner that those traditions shuffle off their mortal coils, the better. Those traditions are, in order…