GREAT article today from Geoff Last (a longtime Calgary wine merchant and writer, and a regular contributor to City Palate magazine and other publications) about Zinfandel entitled “Edgy Zinfandel Rocks On.” Why do I like this article so much? Because… Read More ›
Varietals & Blends
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
It’s not very often that I get to taste a library Paso Robles zinfandel. You’ll probably be able to tell that I rather enjoyed the opportunity! 2005 Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles (library release) An emphasis on concentration, structure, depth, and intensity was… Read More ›
I have two words for you: Zinfandel and Barbecue. We go together like rama-lama-lama-lama-ding-de-ding-de-dong … Zinfandel … and Barbecue … And now I have five more words for you: THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER! My personal invitation to you: It sounds… Read More ›
I have been listening to Superfly and typing on a 1940s Royal. Why? Because June 3rd is the birthday of both Curtis Mayfield and Allen Ginsberg, and I LOVE that kind of synchronicity! Too hip … In the spirit of Allen Ginsberg’s… Read More ›
There is something about the Final Assemblage Event that weighs both happier and heavier upon my viticultural soul; essentially, this is it, the final, the penultimate. We, who taste, are it. The very first and the very last. What we… Read More ›