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Gobble, Gobble, Mother F--ker! (Turkey Day Wine Survival Guides 2016) | 1 Wine Dude

Yeah, it's that time of year. Again. I know that plenty of people hate Thanksgiving wine pairing articles (because many of you contact me to complain when I write them). The trouble is, just as many of you seem to love the things and ask about them every year. I almost never give specific w ...

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Joe Vs. the Volcano (Exploring Etna Wines for NVWA) | 1 Wine Dude

The author, dancing on a literal volcano As I finish up an excellent (though whirlwind) jaunt to Collio, my latest piece for Napa Valley Wine Academy has been published, focused (somewhat ironically, considering it's at the opposite end of Italy from where I've just visited) on the win ...

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The Thanksgiving Wine Pick Poll! | 1 Wine Dude

Ah.... Thanksgiving.Far and away my favorite U.S. holiday.I used to have a great deal of difficulty explaining Thanksgiving to my European and International friends. That is, until one day when, out of complete frustration during a conversation about Thanksgiving with a buddy of mine in the UK, ...

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For October 15, 2011 | 1 Wine Dude

Uhm, like what is this stuff? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter ...

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Wine Humor: Doug Pike’s “Gone With The Wine” | 1 Wine Dude

I was recently contacted by Doug Pike, the cartoonist whose wine-related humor has been published on the subscription-only portion of eRobertParker.com for about four years now. Doug has released a collection titled Gone With The Wine, which pulls together about 100 of the cartoons that ap ...

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Feeling The Heat In California: Are Paso Robles Wines Too High In Alcohol? | 1 Wine Dude

There’s one thing you need to know about Paso Robles wine country. It can get hot. And I’m not talking about the Summertime temperatures, or even the Indian-Summertime temperatures, which had busted through the 100F mark not too long before my visit to Paso in October. No, I’m talking about the ...

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Southern Rhône's Troubled Middle Child (Welcome To Lirac) | 1 Wine Dude

I can relate Lirac has a bit of a troubled middle child syndrome on its hands. Being a middle child myself, I can relate. Look at it this way: if I asked you to tell me about some killer Southern Rhône reds (which is 85% of Lirac's output), you're probably going to start waxing poetic ...

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1WineDude.com Readers - Save Some Coin When You Buy Your Wine! That, and other tidbits... | 1 Wine Dude

The Main DomaineFor some time now, I've been digging the blog stylings of 1WineDude.com friend Jill over at domaine547.com. The domain457 on-line wine store has recently gone green, which is a move always viewed favorably by the Dude. Not that my opinion on green livin' matters in the ...

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Why Rating Wine Is Bad Science | 1 Wine Dude

[ Editor's note: this article is not an easy one to follow, because the topic is not an easy one to get your head around; intrepid readers will want to stick with it, though, because I think the conclusions are fodder for some amazing discussion on their implications on wine criticism. ] Th ...

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Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for November 14, 2022 | 1 Wine Dude

2018 Tenuta Sant'Antonio Nanfre Valpolicella Superiore (Veneto): A box-full of fruity, juicy, sophisticated fun. $23 B+ 2019 Massimago 'Profasio' Valpolicella (Veneto): Spicy, smooth as tanned leather, savory, and sweetly succulent. $40 B+ NV Dow's 10 Year Old Tawny Port (Por ...