Monthly Archives: November 2011

Twist Makes Me Shout

I normally don’t review water—for three good reasons.  First, I’ve never been poster child for ‘Find A Happy Medium’ campaigns, and considerable research has led me to believe that if you drink too little water, you die, and if you … Continue reading

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Quivira Mourvèdre: Waste Not, Want More

In these days of symbol scrimping, font frugality, typeface saving and character conserving, when we are all responsibly turning our keyboards down to 62° (I won’t waste an ‘F’ for ‘Fahrenheit’ since it should be obvious—what do I look, Canadian?), … Continue reading

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Michigan Viognier: Domaine Berrien Sounds The Clarion

If Paris In The Spring was a coin, the flip side would be Michigan in November.  Post-Halloween—in boondocky counties like Berrien especially—everything deteriorates into the sort of dreary dystopia imagined by Huxley and Wells.   Cornstalks turn colors not seen outside … Continue reading

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The House of Wine Awards, 2011: Amy

When your ten-year-old asks you what ‘irony’ means, here’s what you tell her: “Amy Winehouse will go down in history for giving detox a bad name…” The July death of the twenty-something drugstress—who may have been on the rock-ravaged road … Continue reading

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Napa Cellars Wines: Generically Delicious!

I know, bubeleh; I know.  After earning your MBA from the Carnegie Mellon School of Business and your Ph.D from MIT, after a brief teaching stint at Stanford Graduate School (for which you wrote three textbooks on macroeconomics) and your subsequent … Continue reading

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Amazing Wine Facts With Which To Bore Your Friends, Annoy Your Neighbors and Pick Up Hot Babes

They laughed when I sat down at the piano, but when I started to play with myself, they asked me—in no uncertain terms—to get the hell out of their villa. Well, those callous, holier-than-thou sophisticates actually did me a favor.  … Continue reading

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A Custom-Painted Wine Glass By Becky Suriano Will Make You The ‘It’ Taster At Wine Shows, Absolutely Guaranteed

Artist Becky Suriano of Wine Me? refers to her hand-painted wine glasses as ‘highly collectible’. A very unique perspective, I thought—isn’t ‘collectible’ (like ‘unique’) a word without qualifiers?  I mean, something is either collectible or it isn’t.  You can’t be … Continue reading

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