Angelina and Brad's Chateau Miraval enjoyed a bit of a moment in the last couple of years, so I wondered how the 2016 edition survived their breakup. The answer is...fine? It's fine. Boring and somewhat…

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Sometimes a favorite rosé will just come out of nowhere and give you a big juicy pink surprise bite in the ass. That is what happened with Pot de Vin, a rosé of Syrah I…

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For lucky Day 13, we have a less than lucky rosé. Inovacion, a rosé of Malbec and Syrah from Argentina is on deck today. I tried this at the wine bar inside Whole Foods, because…

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Whenever I try to sell people something made from Zweigelt, they usually start backing away slowly, wondering how they can politely get away from me and just go buy some freaking Merlot and get on…

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Today I'm putting two American Pinot Noir rosés head to head: Meiomi and Angeline. Why let Provençal roses have all the fun? Let's start with Angeline, a rosé made from Pinot Noir from coastal vineyards…

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Sure, you’d think we need another how-to series when it comes to wine and other adult beverages like a proverbial hole in the head. But in my experience, most helpful writing about wine is a…

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When I moved to Napa for wine school, I learned the unfortunate term "PTC," as a caution against walking around after a wine tasting with purple teeth. PTCs are ‘purple-teethed cougars’ named for their love of…

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I have a potentially sensitive topic to discuss. And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with something horrible Donald Trump said on Twitter or public breastfeeding or any of the other things people love…

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99% of the time, I’d rather pluck my eyelashes out one by one than read anything written by one of the major wine critics. The ramblings of bloviated old assholes like Robert Parker could not…

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Since I’m now in my fourth year in the wine industry in the DC area, I’ve been to a lot of wine events.  Some for just industry people, some that are open to the public,…

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It's been a busy few days of tasting, and it's only Thursday!  On Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of tasting this delicious, crisp and flavorful Riesling from Alsace producer Leon Boesch: My boss thinks…

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One of my favorite times of year is when all the fresh, delicious new roses are released.  I'll drink almost anything pink, but every year I have favorites.  Last year it was all about Anton…

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