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My New Favorite Esoteric Wine

I expanded my thoughts on the Hofer rosé in my new piece on the Foodista Blog.

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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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Let’s Be Happy For Chardonnay and Oak Hooking Up

My new post on the Foodista blog for my expanded thoughts on Chardonnay and oak.

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A Food and Wine Conundrum

I was sent a sample of Conundrum for my drinking pleasure; it’s probably the most iconic non-Chardonnay California white wine. It has been years since I tasted Conundrum; all I remember about it was that it was a little too sweet and heavy for me. But with an open mind and empty stomach, I went [More]

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Enjoying Verdejo, Hating on Terroir

My expanded my thoughts on the Shaya, with added anti-terroir screed.

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Space Needle and Verdejo

Space Needle Originally uploaded by jamesonf Got a sample of the 2008 Shaya Verdejo from my local distributor. Not sure if it was because of the old vines, but this Verdejo had a bit more richness and complexity. Most inexpensive Verdejo reminds me of Sauvignon Blanc: crisp, dry, lively, but not a whole lot going [More]

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