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I’ve waxed poetic about my recent trip to Rheingau in both written and podcast form, but in a general way. I didn’t talk specifics about where and what to drink, which I know you probably want to know, especially since most of these producers have...

It’s not easy for me to just take off to Europe and explore wine regions these days! Between kids, budget, and M.C. Ice’s day job, we can’t jet set the way we’d like. But this year, with my new amazing project, The Weekly Tasting, it was...

I drink a ton of Riesling. I love the grape and find it fascinating in all its incarnations. Call me a traditionalist, but I love to drink wine from the home of this noble grape: Germany.   A few years ago my love of German Riesling led...

Returning from my first ever Wine Blogger Conference in the Finger Lakes region of New York State on the East Coast of the US,  I have to share my version of the “what I learned on my summer vacation” essay. While we’ll definitely do a podcast...

Every so often I get a question about the difference between cheap wine and better wine: "What's the real difference? Why spend $25 when I can spend $2.50? Seriously, it's just fermented grapes. Isn't it all the same?" No. And despite the articles and taste...

Post Summary 1. Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous wines  2. Getting there 3. What makes Walla Walla different? Some history, growing conditions, the wine character 4. A Little Ancient History: The Missoula Floods and why they matter to Walla Walla wine  5. Travel Tips _________________________________________   Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous wines What can I say about Walla Walla,...

Last week I went to a tasting of eight red wines from different communes of Bordeaux put on by the Guild of Sommeliers, the professional organization that's affiliated with the Court of Master Sommeliers (through which I'm certified. But I'd like to make the distinction...

You should see my desk right now. Boring and dork-ass wine books corner to corner, more tabs open than my browser can handle, and notes scrawled down in my notebook and on a few post-its to boot. This isn't usually how I work, but in...

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