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I Praise This Wine Without Using Exclamation Points

I am so guilty of excessively using exclamation points. If you read the “About Me” section of this very blog, I even confess/brag about it. I refer to my predilection as deploying an “overabundance” of them. A quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald has stuck with me: “An exclamation point is like laughing at your own [More]

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Wine Label Q&A With Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard

As a former retail wine buyer, I have a particular love for cool wine labels. (And a loathing for lame ones….) So it was really great to interview Randall Grahm of California’s Bonny Doon Vineyard about the iconic and original labels adorning his wines. The depth and breadth of art and artists is really fascinating. [More]

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Weekend Wine Links: The SAVEUR Blog Awards Edition

Inspired by my friend Elaine from Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews, this edition of Weekend Wine Links will take a look at the SAVEUR Blog Awards. Specifically (and not surprisingly…) the finalists for Best Wine Content. What have they been up to lately? Let’s find out: Alice Feiring of The Feiring Line, writing on the excellent site [More]

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Label Lust: Donnafugata Anthìlia

There is a real synergy between the label for the Donnafugata Anthìlia, a white wine from Sicily (sent to me as a sample), and what’s inside the bottle. Lush golden hair and a certain type of satisfaction in repose serve as an apt harbinger. Neither the artwork, nor the Anthìlia, are frilly or gilded. It’s a [More]

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