Arquivo de etiquetas: wine snobs

2014: FIGHTING AGAINST POSTMODERN WINE SNOBBERY

Postmodern culture is our current dictatorship. Words such as freedom, somewhereness, humane, give way to wireless, blog, android. Reality shows and  starred opinion makers dictate that future will be the present only with more gadgets. Is Wine included on this … Continuar a ler

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SUBLIME 1940’S (CUP)KOPKE

Take this, Wine Snobs: I was one of the lucky few to taste Kopke’s Colheita 1940. Mouthful and eccentric taste, grippy and long-lasting, exotic raisin cupcake and nutty aromas. Celebrating 375 years with 375 excel bottles, 760 euros each. Not … Continuar a ler

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PORT FOR (WINE SNOB) DUMMIES

I hate Wine Snobs. They focus exclusively on packaging, on labeling. About Port they know Taylor’s, Graham’s, Fonseca, Dow’s, maybe they know David Guimaraens and the Symington boys. But they don’t know the basics. With the same grapes the Port … Continuar a ler

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100 REASONS TO AVOID WINE SNOBBERY

100 posts later my worst feelings regarding wine snobs are in their highest peak. Those despising label drinkers and window shoppers should be jailed in a burgundian clos shaped detention facility; this welcoming and seller-like ambiance would be extremely easy … Continuar a ler

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REVISITING WINE SNOBBERY

I hate Wine Snobs. But I have to admit that a paramount truth about wine is strongly related to snobbery: Man is the only animal on earth  who drinks without being thirsty…

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WHERE IS TERROIR? SOMEWHERE?

The French call it Terroir but the American Bill Ryan preferred to talk about “somewhereness” when referring to the elusive combination of micro-climate, soil and aspect that lifts one wine above another. To 12 makers of wine in Ontario, somewhereness … Continuar a ler

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