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Do you read any wine blogs other than this one? If so, chances are at one point or another you’ve found yourself over at Vinography, one of the longest-running, best-regarded wine resources out there. If not, may the great deity Dionysus have mercy on your wretched, wretched soul – and you should head over to Vinography now, because it’s incredibly pertinent to what I’m about to say. You see, Alder Yarrow, the site’s founder and principal writer, […]

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Yo, P-Money, it’s me again. Jason. The one with the wine blog. Blog. Like a journal but for narcissists. Right. Please man, you gotta help me out. I need my fix. It’s been days now, days since last the empyrean beauty of that 2001 Chateau Musar Rouge crossed the unworthy threshold of my lips, evoking a synaesthetic tapestry of images and sounds befitting a sprawling Arabian palace the likes of which may never have existed in reality. […]

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When I was but a callow undergrad, wiling away my time up in the frosty recesses of Ithaca, New York, I came to be presented with a rare opportunity: the chance to attend a presentation of the postmodern cinematic classic Snakes on a Plane – with the screenwriter himself, John Heffernan, in attendance. Although it was the third time I had seen the film, I knew I had to do it; this would be the ideal time […]

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Shiraz from Oz07/07/11

 

I should probably admit from the get-go that my title is just the teensiest bit inaccurate: the wine I’m reviewing today is, in fact, a Shiraz-Cabernet blend, and not a Shiraz, as I so recklessly implied. It does, however, hail from the land of Australia – for which “Oz” is a (Wikipedia-verified!) nickname. Oh, you didn’t know that? What did you think I was talking about? Shiraz, in case you’re wondering, is the same grape as Syrah […]

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One fateful Tuesday, the Wines of Chile Grand Tasting, organized by Twitter’s @DrinkChile, took place in New York City: a magnificent event which has forever changed the way I think about Chilean wine…is what I would like to say. But let’s not kid ourselves. I’ve loved Chilean wine for a long time now, so really my opinion hasn’t changed at all. “So why even write about this thing?” you may be asking. The short answer is “to […]

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It’s no secret that drinking alone is pretty great. You don’t have to worry about boring bullcrap like etiquette, or being ‘PC’; whatever you’re consuming is guaranteed to be entirely for you; and best of all, there’s no one to take away your keys at the end of the night. The thing about wine, though, is that having multiple palates team up on a bottle can actually work to your advantage, because many fermented mysteries require more […]

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Portugal is one of those countries that nobody’s quite sure exists. Some say that it’s in Spain, or next to Spain; others that it fled to Brazil in a strategic bid to buy time; and still others that it sank beneath the sea many thousands of years ago, never again to be uncovered. But setting that particular ontological question aside, there is definitely such a thing as Portugese wine, and today I’m going to be talking about […]

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