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Jérémie Huchet & Jérémie Mourat · 2004 · Muscadet Sevre et Maine · ‘Gorges’ · Loire Valley, France

This wine has been my imaginary summer jam. I picture rolling it out at just about every occasion, for no reason other than we should all be drinking more good, decade-old Muscadet. Unfortunately, at around 30 bucks, it’s a bit too pricey to pour with Vinho Verde-like irreverence. On the other hand, though, it’s a hand-crafted, 10-year-old […]

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The best lunch ever.

It’s raining. And it’s hot. I threw my backpack on and hastily pedaled the mile from work to home, fat raindrops soaking the skirt of my dress and gliding into my leather shoes. When I opened the door, I wasn’t greeted with the familiar, quiet darkness of foyer, or even Eli’s lithe slip out the […]

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Get excited! Seghesio tasting flight now available.

I just got an e-mail from my favorite Zinfandel/miscellaneous Italian varietal producer in California indicating that they just released a revolutionary new product that brings the tasting room directly to your living room.: 6 of Seghesio’s strongest efforts in tasting-portion bottles—including their best single vineyard Zinfandels and the Sangiovese, a personal favorite of my wife. […]

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Marble Madness.

If I could instantaneously merge all the airless space I’ve created from vacuum-pumping wine bottles over the last few years, I could probably create a sweet, grape-smelling black hole. Despite a lingering suspicion in the back of my mind that this process of storing wine is worthless, I dutifully follow through anyway.

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Cubbies for corks.

In an attempt to marry my passion, wine, with my occupation in the construction industry, I began to develop some new concepts in wine storage and display with a focus on: ease of installation, space-conscious design, unique wine buying and stocking options, and a realistic, workable budget. The real breakthrough for this project came with an inexpensive custom […]

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Good wine gone bad. Updated and Reposted!

3 weeks, 3 great wine stores, 3 different bottles from 2 different countries—all bad. After a string of bad bottles from some of the best wine stores I know, I thought it was time for a repost. Up until now, most of the turned bottles I’ve opened have come from auction sites and been relatively […]

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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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Oops! (hiccup)

Robby and I just polished off an entire bottle of 7 Deadly Zins. Ha ha ha… Evidence: I directly equate this slight misstep with two things: 1. I saw a baby today. I’m celebrating for Jen and Jim! I am an aunt! 2. I was researching joining the Saratoga Springs YMCA. Traumatic. Rob was pouring […]

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Wine Review: 2007 · Justin · Malbec · Paso Robles, CA

Rich garnet in the glass, with hints of purple visible in the soft foam of a swirl. Deep, soft nose of cherry, dried cranberries, currant, and rubber. Mouth-watering, juicy texture, somewhat less deep and earthy than I expected. A very balanced, but firm, structure of acidity and tannins—coupled with generous spicy cola and pepper—give this wine […]

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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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Caftan: Diane von Furstenberg

I have a friend who is living in Europe and makes the most of it by traveling far and wide. I look forward to the pictures and daydream while clicking through scenes of Wales, Norway, Spain, and the Netherlands. Lately I’ve been getting lost in the idea of picking up and disappearing to Europe. As long as […]

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eBay for winos.

So today the FedEx guy, who happens to be a friend of mine (thanks to my homebound status as of late), came by with an entire dolly of boxes for us. I was holding Eli, who was struggling maniacally, and asked, “Wine?” and he said, “That’s what I come to assume with you guys.” Ha. […]

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