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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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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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As enjoyable as my last visit to Hoboken, New Jersey was, I couldn’t help but notice that the city seemed to suffer from a disappointing paucity of actual hobos. This time, though, I breathed a sigh of relief: not two minutes after my arrival, I was approached by an obviously homeless gentleman who, while insisting he wasn’t homeless, asked me for 50 cents. I gave him a quarter instead, for although it’s a matter of common courtesy […]

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I’ll admit it, my palate is pretty great – probably a lot better than yours. But that doesn’t prevent me from “slumming it” every now and again: after all, popping a bottle of vintage Andre, enjoying a frosty 40, or breaking out a nice, hearty box of wine can sometimes be just what the occasion calls for. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

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