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Compass Box Shakes Up Scotch Industry

Date: Fri, Oct 12, 2007 Wine Tasting

In a world that has been somewhat unchanged for years, John Glaser is beginning to turn some heads. His method is unconventional, although quite common in the wine world. His company, Compass Box, is responsible for producing around 6,000 cases of award winning Scotch a year, with one catch: they don’t make it. The [...]

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Martha Does Wine - A Lot

Date: Fri, Sep 14, 2007 Wine Tasting

Martha Stewart, America’s domestic goddess, has teamed up with E & J Gallo, wine giant from Modesto, to produce a $15 bottle of wine available in red, white, and blu….oops, I mean red (merlot, chardonnay, and cabernet) from grapes grown in Sonoma. Gallo is expected to heavily promote the Martha wine, with print ads and [...]

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2005 San Simeon Pinot Noir Monterey California

Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2007 Wine Tasting

Part of the Riboli Family of wines, the San Simeon Winery benefits from the cool air on the Monterey Coast. This food friendly Pinot Noir came from 3 clonal varieties that were fermented separately, then blended to round out their flavor. Given that this wine is still quite young, decanting is recommended for at least [...]

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Screwcaps under attack, but will prevail

Date: Fri, Jul 27, 2007 Wine Tasting

In a recent story on Decanter, researchers from Cairn Environment for Oeneo Bouchage in France assert that the manufacturing of Screw Caps has a bigger carbon imprint over Corks, and therefore is bad for the environment. The production of screwcaps gives off over 10kg of CO2 per tonne compared with 2.5kg of CO2 per tonne for [...]

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Hack Wine Spectator, Again!

Date: Tue, Jul 24, 2007 Wine Tasting

I don’t know why I do this, it’s just ingrained in me for some reason. I guess I just don’t like how Wine Spectator, in an effort to control searches for wine, allows Google to index deep into it’s site, only to taunt users who click on those results with the solicitation to sign up [...]

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Cameron Hughes latest values are from down under

Date: Tue, Jul 24, 2007 Wine Tasting

Cameron Hughes surprised his customers late last week, by selling his latest wines online only. The last Lot that was available exclusively at the Danville Costco (Lot 28) sold out in a few days, and left many customers abroad upset. So, to make it fare for all, Lots 33, 38, and 42 are available [...]

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