Monthly Archives: October 2010

Novelty Hill Winery 2007 syrah

I tell ya, wine bloggers are everywhere these days. Some of them actually provide uncompensated information, but most use their ‘title’ to try and score free wines from unsuspecting wineries in return for free advertising, which is only just that…free … Continue reading

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Tapteil Vineyard 2007 Spilya Vineyard syrah

Two dozen senior wine writers (aka zombies) marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC today in a publicity stunt to promote the AMC tv series, “The Walking Dead.” Gawd, that was just way too easy. Speaking of zombies, Paul has … Continue reading

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Betz Family Winery 2007 Bésoleil grenache

What a terrific weekend this has been, so far. Did I call it or what…college football hasn’t been this exciting for years?! Oklahoma is the latest no. 1 to bite the dust. Huskies and Cougs both lose (as expected). Texas, … Continue reading

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NW Vine Project 2008 Red Splendor

“Bring Your Kid To Work Day” has taken on new meaning when a 26 year-old MI woman took her 2 year-old daughter to a home that they broke into and burglarized. Overheard at sentencing, the little girl was told she … Continue reading

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Obelisco Estate 2008 Tejen syrah

Around this time of year, one number becomes the determinant for judging the quality of the vintage, despite its heuristic origins. That number reflects the “growing degree days” or GDD. Purists refer to it as Accumulated Growing Degree Days Base … Continue reading

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Oreana ? NV red wine

A New Zealand morning show host resigned after causing a row by mispronouncing the last name of the prime minister of New Delhi. Her name is spelled Sheila Dikshit. How would YOU pronounce that? He was told (but refused) to say … Continue reading

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Two Mountain Winery 2009 Chalk Art Rosé

What a great weekend in the Seattle sports scene! The Huskies lost. There’s nothing worse than a drunk Husky fan after a victory. At least Coug fans can handle their alcohol, but lately, it’s been to drown their sorrows in … Continue reading

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