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Monday, Jan. 11, 2010
When I started this little endeavor, I wanted to provide a resource for basic, everyday people to find basic, everyday wine. I was having a conversation with the Sweet Partner in Crime the other day, and she made a suggestion: "Why not do wine basics? If people have a base to work from, they'll appreciate it even more." There's a reason she's the smart one in the relationship...
Monday, Jan. 18, 2010

Moving to the other side of the wine aisle…

When I started drinking wine, I thought that red wine came from red grapes and white wine from white grapes. I was a little surprised when I saw a picture of ripening sauvignon blanc grapes next to some cabernet sauvignon grapes. They're practically identical...
Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

Pinot Noir, the elegant grape.

Let's now explore the differences between wines made from the same grape. While it's easy to tell a pinot noir from a syrah, learning how a single grape like pinot noir can differ gives you an opportunity to find a wine you really like and to find the perfect wine for a specific occasion, food, evening, gathering, person, etc...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

The Actor Hosts Fundraising Event For Renaissance Theaterworks

By Russ Bickerstaff
As talented as he is experienced, local actor Brian Mani has had countless impressive performances over the years in a number of different theatre groups. His most memorable performance last year was the male lead in Renaissance Theaterworks’ The Dig. There was a brilliant subtlety to his portrayal of a brilliant man who has retreated within himself as seen on the intimate stage of the Broadway...
Monday, Dec. 7, 2009
If you've walked into a wine store anytime since November 16, you've undoubtedly seen a brightly colored display, proclaiming "Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive!" filled with a bunch of fancy bottles, likely from Georges DuBeouf. I'd be shocked if you haven't seen it. A Vine reader asked me if I was going to write about this year's crop of Nouveaux, so let me...
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009
The slide from Thanksgiving to New Year's is not just party season. It's also "DOORBUSTER DEALS SEASON!!!" How much footage have we seen of people lined up outside Best Buy at 4 am to snag a $50 Wii, outside a Hummer dealership for a free year of gasoline with the purchase of an H3, or outside...
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009
Every now and again, having a wine column. Not long ago, out of the clear blue, came an email telling me that "Seven Hills has begun shipping wines to Wisconsin" and would I please review some of these wines? And, by the way, we're happy to send you samples...
Monday, Oct. 19, 2009
I never thought this would be a difficult entry. I estimated it would be easy enough to put together a Hallow'een-themed wine column. I figured there would be any number of selections easily lending themselves to the cause. A quick trip down the beer aisle would keep me in business for weeks...
Monday, Oct. 12, 2009
When I last wrote about Argentina, I mentioned chardonnay as their premier white grape. During a warm, albeit rainy and dreary stretch in January when neither of us really felt like leaving the house, we recently sampled a few bottles of Torrontés, long considered their signature white and now finally arriving in the States...
Monday, Aug. 24, 2009
One of the first wines I every wrote about on the Naked Vine was malbec, not long after having discovered it initially. Since then, I haven't had much of an opportunity to natter on about this until-recently-overlooked varietal. Lovers of French wine know...

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