Tag Archives: red wine

Wine Review: Alain Roy · 2009 · Givry ‘En Vauvry’ · Burgundy, France

Burgundy is complicated: the wine, the geography, the influence of vintage. Thankfully, there are some basic guidelines to follow. Burgundy is divided into a north, and a south; Pinot Noir is the heartbeat of the reds, Chardonnay of the whites. The most sought-after Pinot Noir is considered to be a product of  the north, or […]

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Zinfandel Season

Zinfandel is an all-American grape. Its wines are brassy and intense, usually uncomplicated, and always good with barbecue and lingering summer days. The last decade, when bigger was always better, was made for Zinfandel—big fruit, big oak, obscene alcohol percentages, and just-in-time drinkability. But that model may have been fad, and now buyers are looking […]

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Cool cover art.

Found via Book Cover Archive, a site I drool over daily. Since I’ll never have the time to read them all, I might as well judge them by their beautiful covers. And, I mean, the fact that this faux red wine spill isn’t giving me hives of anxiety is a testament to its creativity. [Typed […]

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Putnam Wine’s got groove.

This was a cool moment that’s going to ensure my future attendance on trips to the wine store with Rob.

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Wine Review: 2006 · Tres Sabores · ¿Porqué No? · Red Wine · Zinfandel Blend · Napa Valley, CA

Carey and I have always had a fondness for Tres Sabores. A couple weeks before we were due in Napa for our honeymoon, two of our close family friends enjoyed their first visit to the Tres Sabores. It left such an impression that when we arrived at our hotel St. Helena, a bottle of their […]

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Wine Review: Vineyard Block Estates · Block 106 · Meritage · Napa Valley & Block 625 · Meritage · Yountville

Cat vs. dachshund (1-0). Block 106 vs. Block 629 (0-1). Sunday night was wonderfully chaotic in the Burden house. My parents are in town for Christmas, so we were all together for dinner. We also introduced Eli to my sister and brother-in-law’s new dachshund, Walter—it didn’t go as well I as I was hoping, but […]

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Beef stew my way.

After 5 years of tweaking, adjusting, and simplifying, the final recipe has been settled on. I love beef stew, but I don’t love making it. So after writing the first overly complicated, tiresome recipe, I set out to simplify it while maintaining the flavors. So here it is, about 2 hours from prep to serve. […]

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Wine Review: 2006 · Luigi Bosca · D.O.C. · Single Vineyard Malbec · Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

My summer work schedule has been fantastic for the blog. I have been staying at my parents’ house in Peru, Vermont on Monday and Thursday nights. Starting with the Keenan review, the result has been 4 incredible wines arranged in three posts, one of which, the Super Tuscan Challenge, is still in the works and […]

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Cellar Tracker: Seghesio Family Vineyards

Recommended asset allocation: 30% U.S. Stocks, 30% Foreign Stocks, 10% Inflation Adjusted Treasuries, 10% High-Yield Bonds, 10% High-Grade Bonds, 5% Precious Metals, and 5% Seghesio. I just finished entering my wine collection onto CellarTracker.com, the best online community of member only tasting notes, and cellar management tools I have come across. Here is a photographic […]

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Wine Review: 2002 · Alexander Valley Vineyards · Two Barrel

I came across Two Barrel a few days ago in my favorite Saratoga wine store, which is literally brimming with amazing California wine these days. There is never a day where I don’t find something new and exciting while I motor a miniature shopping cart around endless cases of the latest juice. Having spent some time at […]

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