When it comes to pricing a bottle of any wine, a huge number of factors must be looked at, and not only the cost of grapes. Is the winery owned free and clear because the property was founded 75 years ago and the mortgages are all paid off? Or was t… Want to read more? … Continue reading “Pricing a Bottle”
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“Night on Bald Mountain” is a fairly dramatic musical composition, written by the Russian alcoholic composer Modest Mussorgsky, and often is performed during concerts as a “fun” addition to a more serious concert. In fact, this particular piece of… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Graphic Wines”
Blended red wines have a grand and glorious tradition in California, dating back to the Roma wines in the period immediately after Prohibition ended, which were heavily advertised on radio, notably on radio drama series. Later, we saw red wine ble… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login … Continue reading “A Strategy for Red Blends”
Exceptional 2013 Engracia Syrah, Sonoma Valley, Deerfield Ranch ($35): It’s extremely difficult to get wine makers to find cooler regions and then courageously harvest fruit intentionally to make a cool-climate wine such as this one. Mike Faulck i… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”