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Still Life with Randall Grahm, MacBook Pro & Bonny Doon 2011 Clos de Gilroy

Date: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 Wine Tasting

Bonny Doon Vineyard’s 2011 Clos de Gilroy is made from grapes not quite right for BDV’s top bottling, Le Cigare Volant (clos but no cigare, as Randall like to say).

83% grenache 7% cinsault 6% syrah 4% mourvèdre

from various locales around the Central Coast AVA

I love the freshness of [...]

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Mourvèdre Monday #29: Merum 2009

Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 Wine Tasting

A quick-hit #MourvedreMonday wine…

. Merum 2009 Monastrell – Jumilla

Dried cherry, raspberry, mossy earthiness and dried flowers. Rich, but with good acidity. This tasty and interesting little Jumilla is 85% Monastrell and 15% Syrah and well worth the $10.50 I paid for it. Grab a bottle if you come across it and let me [...]

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Wine in Game of Thrones: Wine Regions of Westeros

Date: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 Wine Tasting

I’m a huge fan of the George R.R. Martin books (A Song of Ice and Fire Series) and the Game of Thrones HBO series based on them. As a wine geek, I noticed lots of references to wine as I was reading the books. My mind would start to wonder about the wine geography [...]

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VINEgeek VINstagram: Tikal Patriota

Date: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 Wine Tasting

Tikal 2008 Patriota (60% Bonarda, 40% Malbec) Mendoza #vinegeek

on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/XQwRR6s54M/

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Minerality, Science and Winespeak

Date: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 Wine Tasting

the drinks business is reporting…


In an article written by Sally Easton MW in db‘s April issue, she highlights research to show that it’s impossible to get minerality in a wine directly from the nutrients in the ground.

This news came to my attention via Twitter in [...]

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Mourvèdre Monday #28: Bandol Rosé

Date: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 Wine Tasting

With spring just around the corner, my pick for this Mourvèdre Monday is a lovely little Bandol rosé. Bandol, located within Provence, is France’s only wine region where Mourvèdre is the dominant grape. In other words, heaven. I couldn’t find the exact varietal composition of this bottle, but the Bandol AOC regulations require at least 50% [...]

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Great Moments in Wine-Related Music: Heart Like Mine

Date: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 Wine Tasting

Heart Like Mine - Miranda Lambert

‘Cause I heard Jesus, He drank wine I bet we’d get along just fine He could calm a storm and heal the blind And I bet He’d understand a heart like mine

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Mourvèdre Roundup: February 2013

Date: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 Wine Tasting

It’s the first #MourvedreMonday of the month, so here’s a roundup of Mourvèdre-related interestingness from the past month: February, the dwarf month. (I wonder if someday, February will be downgraded from full month status to “dwarf”, like poor ole Pluto.)

The Leon Stolarski Blog stoked my jealousy this month with a post describing a major [...]

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VINEgeek VINstagram: Mon Coeur

Date: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 Wine Tasting

Mon Coeur || J L Chave 2010 #vinegeekapproved #vinegeek

on Instagram: http://instagr.am/p/WQfO_ls5y_/

UPDATE: I forgot the second half of this bottle in the fridge until tonight, 6 days later. I’m finishing it tonight and it’s still drinking quite nicely.

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Damn Fine Everyday Bordeaux

Date: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 Wine Tasting

#vinegeekapproved #vinegeek

on Instagram: http://instagr.am/p/WIwARPM55k/

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It Tastes Good, But I Don’t Like It

Date: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 Wine Tasting

Have you head of the new “Locations” project from Dave Phinney (of Orin Swift)? I hadn’t until recently. He’s sourcing the wine from sites across France and blending them together:

2011 is the first vintage of our French red wine sourced from some of the finest locations throughout France. Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from [...]

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Data Viz Wine Labels

Date: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 Wine Tasting

Apparently, I’m a year or two late to this, but HOLY SHIT, did you know Nicholas Felton designed some wine labels! How did I miss this?

Nicholas Felton is a star in the world of data visualization. His Feltron Reports (each a data-driven record of his year, done in the style of a corporate annual [...]

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Antonio Galloni Leaving The Wine Advocate

Date: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 Wine Tasting

Read Eric Asimov’s article on Antonio Galloni leaving The Wine Advocate to start his own online property “aimed at younger wine consumers.” I wish him well. My favorite quote:

I have this vision of going to a restaurant and seeing a bottle of wine on every table. Everything I want to do is centered on [...]

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Could a Digital Lollipop Let You Taste Wine Over the Internet?

Date: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 Wine Tasting

Inventor Adrian Cheok, profiled by Eliza Strickland at IEEE Spectrum, is “dedicated to building multisensory communication gadgets.” After building little haptic jackets for pet chickens (!), he’s setting his sites higher:

Cheok has a “digital lollipop” in the works that electrically and thermally stimulates the tongue to produce basic flavors—bitter, sour, salty, sweet. He dreams [...]

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