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A certain grape exists in northern Spain, Deserving of a greater reputation, Whose wines you should endeavor to obtain Provided you’re a fan of exploration. Mencia is a grape I’ve met before, To which I’ve humbly tried to draw attention, Yet seldom can I find it in a store: A fact that violates my comprehension. When last I spoke of this exquisite grape, The bottle I reviewed had been Galician: A lovely, floral, elegant escape – My […]

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As I sat in my place, staring off into space, With my room all arrayed in IKEA, I was struck with the thought of a wine that I’d bought: The alluring Lalama Mencia. My affections are strong, so it hasn’t been long Since I last sang the grape’s many praises; But this wine simply must be described and discussed, To address all the questions it raises. Though the bottle was Spanish, and quite quick to vanish, Like […]

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If you’ve ever heard of the Internet – and really, even if you haven’t – you’re probably familiar with the interminable quarrel between ninjas and pirates over the question of who is cooler. And as much as I favor the maritime marauder over the island assassin, there’s one area in which pirates simply can’t compete with their stealthier foes: stealth. And so it was with ninja-like vigilance rather than my usual piratic rapacity that I embarked upon […]

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This will probably come as a shock to some of you, but due to time and motivation-related constraints, I don’t get a chance to write about every wine that I drink here on Convicted for Grape. Fear not, though! If you’re following me on Twitter (@GrapeConviction – you are following me on Twitter, aren’t you?), you’re privy to a fascinating glimpse at contemporary alcoholism, with minute-by-minute, glass-by-glass updates on my drinking habits. Even so, I’ve lately come […]

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Okay, I’ll admit it – I’ve developed something of a bad habit lately. Yes, I’ve been Tweeting. But as an unexpectedly positive consequence of my foray into the world of contemporary communication, I’ve been turned on to (and indeed, by) some grape varietals that I hadn’t heard of before. My favorite so far has been Mencia, a Spanish grape which was brought to my attention by Mr. Scott C. Arellano Borges (@poursip), whose blog you can find […]

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