By Dan Berger Aging any wine always entails a leap of faith. The risk-reward philosophy can be applied to literally dozens of human activities, from the lob pass in a basketball game, the effort to perform something as challenging as Rachmanino… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login … Continue reading “Risky Business”
Putting wine into a cellar is a risky proposition largely because the very act intentionally puts the wine into a forced decline that will shortly cause a deterioration of the fruit. And fruit, after all, is one of the reasons we buy wine in the f… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome … Continue reading “Why Aging Any Red Wine is a Risk”
A few months ago as we were cleaning out the cellar, we discovered a few slightly older rosé wines that had gotten pushed aside. Three boxes that contained approximately 20 bottles of pinks we had intended to drink on hot summer days went missing,… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – … Continue reading “A Rosé by Any Other Name”
Exceptional 2014 Trinity Hill Homage, Hawke’s Bay, Gimblett Gravels ($80): Beyond of the price, which I agree it is daunting, this wine delivers a sort of Cote-Rôtie weight and personality. Black pepper, violets, and a classy rustic mid-palate, an… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Tasting Notes:”
In the early 1870s, it can be argued, Paris had a long-established art scene that seemed to discard the efforts of the so-called radicals — impressionists such as Renoir, Manet, Sisley, Monet, and Gaugin. Such artists were rarely picked to displa… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login … Continue reading “Impressionists: The Salon vs. a Risky Alternative Show”
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