Back to Basics: Blind Chardonnay Tasting

  This blog is ostensably about wine, and my passion is wine, but let’s face it, I’ve been a bit neglectful in talking about it lately. So let’s get back to basics: a blind Chardonnay tasting. When this was first proposed, I was excited. First, I love good Chardonnay, espcially from Burgundy (duh). Second, it’s […]

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Judging vs Tasting

This past weekend I was invited to be a judge at the Concours des Vignerons Independants, the Independant Winemakers’ Competition, in Paris. As you can imagine, I was very honored. But then again, I’ll take any excuse to go to Paris. Even for just 4 days. Some of the most distinctive wines are being made […]

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Blind Bubbly Tasting

I am a big fan of blind tasting. It’s humbling, but also very educational. Your mind races as the different flavors flow over your palate, trying to catch ephemeral hints of this and that, trying to figure out exactly what it is you’re tasting. It’s certainly not as easy as it looks, as the brain […]

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Humbling Moments

Blind Justice It’s taken me a while to write up my notes on a fabulous dinner I had a few weeks ago in Dallas. This fantastic meal was organized at one of that city’s best restaurants, Lola, led by local wine collector and nice guy Howard Marc Spector. The food was delicious, service good, and […]

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