Cabernet Franc the other Cabernet, an Autumn Wine Romp

tonight it’s still hot, and the storm that lurks on the horizon right now simply broods, unable to decide if it will unleash or merely sulk, we choose to stick with summer weight dinner of a terrine de Campagne

Everyday Circumstance and the Pomp of Bubbles

Every day above ground is a good day, and one worthy of celebration.

Oenotria—Italian Wines with Italian Food

The ancient Greeks called Italy “Oenotria” the land of wine. WIth over 350 regions and over 500 native wine grapes, this should surprise no one.

High Wire Acts: Fine Mexican and Gewürztraminer Its All About Balance

Balance and how to be prepared for the wine decisions of the future, by studying Mexican cuisine now.

Tradition, Terroir, and Rieslings: Why Dirt Matters

Tradition, Terroir, and Rieslings: Why Dirt Matters—wine and food grow up together

Mid-May Wine Romp “Damn Good Wine”

Inexpensive wines make up the bulk of most people’s wine drinking. But reasonable doesn’t have to mean boring.

A Mix of Club and Local Gets

I’ve had a odd relationship with wine clubs over a lot of years, mostly ending up with my cancelling each one in turn and not wanting to sign up again. To any club. Ever. But wine clubs seem to have matured over the past couple of decades, and I’ve read there is a renaissance in […]

Another Wine Romp

This Wine Romp is about real people drinking wine in actual life, specifically a husband and wife in Brooklyn, sorting out what wines to definitely get again, what wines might be okay again, and what wines to avoid. A rough and ready to the good, the bad and the indifferent.

Fortnightly Wine Romp

First Fortnightly Wine Romp

What will be a regular feature is a fortnightly collection of wine tasting notes, including bottle porn, and other thoughts about wine and how it fits into twenty-first-century life. This first post is a mere taste, a collection of wines my wife and I have sampled recently and my thoughts are offered here for your approval, opprobrium or amusement. With luck, you can avoid a disappointing bottle or find a gem.

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