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The Poetry of Robert Parker

Date: Tue, May 25, 2010 Wine Tasting

I stumbled upon this poem, written by Wyn Cooper, that is comprised of phrases used by super-critic Robert Parker. Thought that you might enjoy reading it - Reading Parker The whites taste of anise, quinine, quartz, pears left to bloom in Provencal sun—reds masculine, broad-shouldered and hedonistic in a superexpressive road tar candied red cherry kind of way unlike the slow road to Beaune this winter afternoon, the only smell the Opel’s heater on our feet as we drive into a life we hope will look like this: sun-drenched gravel covering a base of chalk, what the earth is made...

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The Poetry of Robert Parker

Date: Tue, May 25, 2010 Wine Tasting

I stumbled upon this poem, written by Wyn Cooper, that is comprised of phrases used by super-critic Robert Parker. Thought that you might enjoy reading it - Reading Parker The whites taste of anise, quinine, quartz, pears left to bloom in Provencal sun—reds masculine, broad-shouldered and hedonistic in a superexpressive road tar candied red cherry kind of way unlike the slow road to Beaune this winter afternoon, the only smell the Opel’s heater on our feet as we drive into a life we hope will look like this: sun-drenched gravel covering a base of chalk, what the earth is made...

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Wine Education - Just Another Brick in the Wall?

Date: Thu, May 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

Ed Thralls has an interesting post up on the Wine Tonite blog about wine education in the US, and how it compares to our cousins across the pond in the UK. I can't say that I was terribly surprised by the results of the analysis presented by Wine Intelligence at the London International Wine Fair. It seems that American wine consumers have undergone some conditioning over the years that has retarded their education. Ed asks the following question - ...it certainly seems that those in the US are less “aware” of most popular wine-producing regions than those in the UK,...

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Wine Education - Just Another Brick in the Wall?

Date: Thu, May 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

Ed Thralls has an interesting post up on the Wine Tonite blog about wine education in the US, and how it compares to our cousins across the pond in the UK. I can't say that I was terribly surprised by the results of the analysis presented by Wine Intelligence at the London International Wine Fair. It seems that American wine consumers have undergone some conditioning over the years that has retarded their education. Ed asks the following question - ...it certainly seems that those in the US are less “aware” of most popular wine-producing regions than those in the UK,...

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The Top Ten Things I Learned During Taste Texas

Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 Wine Tasting

The Taste Texas event last week was not only a lot of fun, but it was also informative. There were several lessons that I learned during the tasting, and a few things that I was reminded of. Here are ten observations: 1. Different folks, different strokes - This was really an old lesson that was reinforced during the tasting. There are some wines that I don't enjoy that other do (and vice versa), and there is nothing wrong with that. 2. There is a lot of interest in Texas wine, both inside the state and outside - When I first...

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The Top Ten Things I Learned During Taste Texas

Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 Wine Tasting

The Taste Texas event last week was not only a lot of fun, but it was also informative. There were several lessons that I learned during the tasting, and a few things that I was reminded of. Here are ten observations: 1. Different folks, different strokes - This was really an old lesson that was reinforced during the tasting. There are some wines that I don't enjoy that other do (and vice versa), and there is nothing wrong with that. 2. There is a lot of interest in Texas wine, both inside the state and outside - When I first...

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May 16 - The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Date: Sun, May 16, 2010 Wine Tasting

Okay, so I'm a couple of days late. Things have been out of control in my world for a few weeks now, and with all the hubbub at work, and the rush to make it through Taste Texas, I just ran out of day to get this done on Friday. I know that many of you plan your entire week around this feature (I'm just kidding btw), so I didn't want to let you all down by completely skipping it this week. Therefore, here it is - The GoodCall me self serving, call me an arrogant bastard, call me..., whatever,...

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May 16 - The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Date: Sun, May 16, 2010 Wine Tasting

Okay, so I'm a couple of days late. Things have been out of control in my world for a few weeks now, and with all the hubbub at work, and the rush to make it through Taste Texas, I just ran out of day to get this done on Friday. I know that many of you plan your entire week around this feature (I'm just kidding btw), so I didn't want to let you all down by completely skipping it this week. Therefore, here it is - The GoodCall me self serving, call me an arrogant bastard, call me..., whatever,...

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The Wines of Texas Are Upon You

Date: Fri, May 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

Last night's Taste Texas Twitter tasting with Mandola Estate Winery was a big success, with over 50 people tweeting more than 500 times about the wines of this Texas Hill Country winery. In addition to those who were tweeting about the wines, there were tweetups being held all around the state. The fun thing about any wine tasting is the people that you share the wine with, and this event was no exception. I had a great time sharing these wines with some friends here in West Texas, and I also enjoyed getting to spend some time talking about Mandola...

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The Wines of Texas Are Upon You

Date: Fri, May 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

Last night's Taste Texas Twitter tasting with Mandola Estate Winery was a big success, with over 50 people tweeting more than 500 times about the wines of this Texas Hill Country winery. In addition to those who were tweeting about the wines, there were tweetups being held all around the state. The fun thing about any wine tasting is the people that you share the wine with, and this event was no exception. I had a great time sharing these wines with some friends here in West Texas, and I also enjoyed getting to spend some time talking about Mandola...

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Taste Texas Featuring Mandola Estate Winery is Today!

Date: Thu, May 13, 2010 Wine Tasting

That's right, today is the big day. If you live somewhere that has distribution of Mandola wines (see list here), it's not too late to grab any Mandola Estate Winery wines and join in on the fun! Participating in Taste Texas is easy, all you have to do is - Tell your friends about Taste Texas on Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter, use the hashtag #tastetexas when you are talking about the event. Grab one, or all of the 4 featured Mandola Estate wines (See the list below), or any other wines from Mandola. Jump on Twitter tonight (May 13th),...

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Taste Texas Featuring Mandola Estate Winery is Today!

Date: Thu, May 13, 2010 Wine Tasting

That's right, today is the big day. If you live somewhere that has distribution of Mandola wines (see list here), it's not too late to grab any Mandola Estate Winery wines and join in on the fun! Participating in Taste Texas is easy, all you have to do is - Tell your friends about Taste Texas on Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter, use the hashtag #tastetexas when you are talking about the event. Grab one, or all of the 4 featured Mandola Estate wines (See the list below), or any other wines from Mandola. Jump on Twitter tonight (May 13th),...

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Taste Texas Guest Blogger Profile: Jim Wilkerson of VineGeek

Date: Wed, May 12, 2010 Wine Tasting

Today I'm rounding out the field of featured bloggers for Taste Texas (though there are some other great bloggers that will be participating, and I will make sure and throw some love their way after the tasting). Jim Wilkerson is easily one of my favorite wine reviewers, throwing down some serious wine knowledge on his VINEgeek blog, and in a really enjoyable and approachable style. He is the founding father of Mourvèdre Monday, and I also love his free associations that he includes in each review. Jim resides in the Austin area of Texas, and was one of the first...

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Taste Texas Guest Blogger Profile: Jim Wilkerson of VineGeek

Date: Wed, May 12, 2010 Wine Tasting

Today I'm rounding out the field of featured bloggers for Taste Texas (though there are some other great bloggers that will be participating, and I will make sure and throw some love their way after the tasting). Jim Wilkerson is easily one of my favorite wine reviewers, throwing down some serious wine knowledge on his VINEgeek blog, and in a really enjoyable and approachable style. He is the founding father of Mourvèdre Monday, and I also love his free associations that he includes in each review. Jim resides in the Austin area of Texas, and was one of the first...

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