Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category

Feb. 06 2014

2-6-14 Word On Wine…Put A Cork In It…

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This week Mary and I talk about the virtues of cork as a natural product.  It’s true they fail and also that they need to be harvested from trees…However, they also are providing a very necessary service for the Portuguese  eco-system!   Who would have thought that this simple bark of a tree would be a […]

Feb. 03 2014

2-3-14 Word On Wine Review Greece and Burgundy…Together again!

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This week Mary and I review two white wines.  One from the Macon in Burgundy and the other from the Pelopenisian hills of Greece! 1)2011 Domaine Pollier Macon Village.  $13.  Welcome to Southern Burgundy.  Great Chardonnay at a great price!  Not California Chardonnay but a really nice grippy mine rally wine.  There are great bargains […]

Jan. 30 2014

01-30-14 Word On Wine – ORANGE!

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Wine isn’t ORANGE (if it is you are in trouble) But Winter is a great time for various orange liquors!  Mary and I sampled a number of these popular options including Gran Marnier, Cointreau and one from France you probably haven’t heard of.   WBJC Word On Wine 021612

Jan. 27 2014

1-27-14 Word On Wine Review Cahors and Arneis!

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This week Mary and I review the beauty and the beast!  Mary has the beast! 1)2009 Clos La Coutale Cahors.  85% Malbec and 15% Merlot.  $16  Behold old world Malbec!  This is pretty rough and ready but not as rough as Cahors has been in the past.  Here is a nice link to Kermit Lynch […]

Jan. 23 2014

1-23-14 Word On WIne Tasting Notes! Are They Part Of The Solution….

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This week dear ladies and Gentlemen Mary and I discuss the value of tasting notes.  These appear on radio shows (full disclosure…we do them too) at formal and informal tastings and also on the backs of our favorite and sometimes not so favorite bottles.  Does it matter if wine professionals taste vanilla and gun flint […]

Jan. 20 2014

1-20-14 Word On Wine Review 2 From Down Under!

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One would think from this title that Mary and I are reviewing wines from Australia…Actually we are reviewing a red from South Africa and a white from New Zealand! 1)2012 The Wolftrap!  This South African red blend was made up of Syrah, Mouvedre and Viognier!  Rough and Ready if you’re ready for it!  $12…A great […]

Jan. 16 2014

1-16-14 Word On Wine Trivia Quiz January 2014!

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Where was Merlot first planted in the US?  What damages vines most when they are first emerging?  What Rhone grape was planted by Rhone Rangers in this country to great acclaim in the 1990’s?  The answers to these will all be revealed in our January 2014 trivia Quiz! Related posts: 2-24-14 Word On Wine 2 […]

Jan. 13 2014

1-13-14 Word On Wine…Rieslings Old and New!

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This week Mary and I review an old world blend including Riesling and a new world varietal Riesling!  We each tasted two different wines…Mary the first and I the second. 1)2012 Meyer Fonne Edelzwicker from alsace france.  $16 for a liter!  Edelzwiker is the Alsatian name for a blend of noble grapes.  In this case […]

Dec. 26 2013

1-9-14 Word On Wine Winter 2014!

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Winter is here and there is no getting past it!  Mary and I talk about what we like to drink In The Deep Mid-Winter! Let us know what you like during these freezing months. Related posts: 6-13-13 Word On Wine…Beer Tasting Part 2…Malt! 6-27-13 Word On WIne June Trivia Quiz! 8-5-13 Word On Wine Review […]

Dec. 26 2013

1-2-14 Word On Wine Trends 2014

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This week Mary and I discuss what trends might be taking  place in the wine world during 2014!  Check out the show and let us know what you think might be coming! Related posts: 04/02/12 Word On Wine Review Dauvergne and Ranvier 2! 4/26/12 Word On Wine Seasonal Adjustment 5/7/12 Word On Wine Review 2 […]

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