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Restaurant Wine List Tips When Your Choices Are Endless

Navigating a big restaurant wine list is daunting. Possibly scary. For a geek like me, it can also be hella fun. I was reminded of this when I was at Nice Matin, a French restaurant in New York City’s Upper West Side. The wine list there is excellent. (Not the one pictured, BTW.) And it is big. [More]

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Vegetarian Thai Curry Gets Along With Riesling

Strolling through my neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle, I’ve always meant to stop by the tiny kiosk that is Thai Curry Simple 2 for a generous bowl of vegetarian Thai curry. I wish I would have taken a better photo of the place but found this one on their Facebook page which captures the [More]

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Why Am I Not Drinking More Riesling?

As a Wine Guy I am supposed to love Riesling, German Riesling in particular. These are some of the best, longest-lived, most complex, historical, food-compatible, wines in the world. But it’s rare that I drink it. Why, I don’t know. I prefer dry whites? Probably. But, in a nod to Therry Theise (whose catalog you [More]

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36 German Rieslings

It was a busy couple of days last week when I plowed through a host of German Rieslings from Markus Molitor and Valckenberg. I’d recap my meager notes from each wine, but I’d be in my grave before I finished typing dozens of variations on Bernkasteler Badstube Spatlese. The one thing I want to share [More]

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Alsatian Riesling: Dry and Delicious

My expanded thoughts on Domaine Weinbach and their lovely Rieslings.

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A Lovely Day For Alsatian Riesling

Alsatian Riesling Originally uploaded by jamesonf Domaine Weinbach. Rich, dry, complex, and delicious.

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