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Political Wine

Political Wine

When she was still writing for Bloomberg, Megan McArdle did a winetasting of two wine clubs: National Review and The Nation.  The former is conservative, the latter is very liberal. Hence, political wine. Her article is pretty entertaining as well […]

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Top 6 Wines That Pair Best With Your Child’s Crappy Behavior

Over at the Life as a Rambling Redhead blog, Jennifer Todryk has the solution for those with kids (up to at least age 18).  Her two-part series "Top

Irony in Oregon Pinot Noir

A great example of irony in Oregon pinot noir. We're waiting patiently for the first reviews. Thanks to Meg Worley for spotting

In Case of Accident

If you look closely you'll see that this is a truck from a winery in

Dragon Decanter

Vezér Family Vineyards Dragon’s Breath Blend

One of the few non-pinot-noir wines we tasted at the Family Winemakers tasting August 17 was Vezér Family Vineyards Dragon's Breath blend ($37, 2009 vintage).  The wine itself

Wine Decision Chart

How to Decide Whether to Have Some Wine

For those who need help, California Wine Fan is pleased to offer this flow chart to show you how to decide whether to have some wine.  Cheers! (Thanks to

Gourmet Water?

New Sommelier Jobs

Today's New York Post reports that there are a bunch of new sommelier jobs -- for gourmet water.  From the article: "That’s right, restaurateurs are learning the nuances behind

Can I Trust This Yelp Reviewer?

Can I trust this Yelp reviewer? We're pretty sure this is humor.  You are, of course, free to interpret it any way you want.  (Click the image to

Schramsberg Home Page

What Is Champagne?

What is Champagne? This question is raised by a story on NPR’s Morning Edition.  The focus of the story was Champagne.  There were so many inaccuracies and misstatements that I’m

Gopher Patrol at RN Estate

Gopher Control the RN Estate Way

We are fortunate enough to belong to the RN Estate wine club.  Naturally, we get regular e-mails from them.  The latest included an unusual approach to gopher control

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