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It seems like only yesterday that Convicted for Grape first reared its sexy head, irredeemably corrupting the innocent world of wine blogging forever. But time must really fly when you’re drinking a lot, because it’s already been a whole year since my inaugural review of the Murphy-Goode 2005 River Ranch Petit Verdot – my very first Petit Verdot, in fact, whose pencil-y goodness thrilled me so much that I had no choice but to write about it. […]

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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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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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