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Win “My Book Club Only Reads Wine Labels” Tote!

I came across this “My Book Club Only Reads Wine Labels” tote on the internets thanks to my friend Sarah. I decided to post about it, and it turned into one of my most popular posts. So on a lark, I decided to contact the creator of this funny-because-it’s-true catch phrase, Sally Beerworth. I wanted [More]

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Wines I Tasted Yesterday

Busy day yesterday; visited by both Palm Bay and The Sorting Table. Palm Bay: 2009 El Portillo Sauvignon Blanc: I still prefer Sauv Blanc from Chile, but this is cheap and cheerful enough. 2008 Santa Rita “Medalla Real” Chardonnay: Would please the California Chard crowd, but not sweet or flabby. 2009 El Portillo Malbec: Sometimes [More]

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White Wine Gets Older, Fatter and That’s OK

I expound on my thoughts about drinking a Muscadet with a few years of bottle age on the Foodista Blog. Click on the title of this link to jump to it.

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Muscadet

MuscadetOriginally uploaded by jamesonf Interesting to drink a Muscadet with some age on it. Will tell you more on my Foodista post tomorrow.

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I Will Accept Zinfandel as a Small Percentage of a Red Wine to Drink at an Outdoor Summer BBQ

Zinfandel, my nemesis grape that people seem to love to drink while roasting in the sun and eating roasted food, does have a place in summer: when it’s blended with Pinot Noir and Syrah. Never in my life would I have thought someone would blend Pinot Noir with either Zinfandel or Syrah, but the folks [More]

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Step Aside, Zin! Tannat is Your Summer Red.

Click on the title of this post to jump to Foodista. In my latest post I expand on the recent praise I bestowed upon the red version of one of my most beloved whites, the Colombelle.

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Two of My Favorite Reasonably Priced Italian Wines

Had dinner at La Spiga on Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed selecting two fantastic wines: Abbazia di Novacella Kerner and the Scavino Vino Da Tavola Rosso. Wow, reading over those names makes me realize that these are not the easiest of wines to pick from a list and order with confidence if you lack experience (aka [More]

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Asparagus and Wine: Together Forever

AsparagusOriginally uploaded by jamesonf One of the worst “truths” about food and wine pairings is that asparagus does not go well with wine. This is completely wrong! Here is a list of wines I would drink with asparagus: Sparkling Wine (Prosecco, Cremant, Champagne) Chenin Blanc (Loire Valley or South Africa) Riesling (dry from Australia or [More]

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