The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

Negroamaro is a dark horse. It is one of those wines that tends to sit quietly on the shelf awaiting its next passerby. If you have had it before, then you likely think about buying it when you are standing in the Italian section of a wine store. If you haven’t, you uncomfortably look at …

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The 2012 Robin Ridge Gamay is proof that Gamay can be made in a few different styles. The Blind Taste I was given this wine to blind taste on Monday, May 25th, 2015.  As I was going through the process of tasting, I was feeling a bit flabberghasted. Now, blind tasting really does keep a …

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I recently returned from a two-week jaunt through Italy – one of the world’s leading producers of wine. This was a pleasure trip for me; I haven’t had a real vacation in years. Why Italy? First, my mother’s family is Italian. Capisce? Secondly, I not only wanted to jump the pond that is the Atlantic, …

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Ever have those moments where you accidentally walk in on someone’s conversation and you feel really awkward about it? Then you’re asked to join, and you get to try some amazing wine? Alright, maybe that doesn’t always happen, but I’m sure you’ve had a similar experience of some sort. This is how I met David …

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A good Muscadet soothes the soul, and to be even more frank, it also packs a good punch with a variety of holiday foods such as freshly-shucked oysters and light cheeses. Savoring this wine is easy with chevre or mild cheddar. I recently had the chance to try Chateau du Coing de St Fiacre’s Muscadet …

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