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Value priced screwtop reds

by frajita 1 year ago

Name a few acceptable Merlot or other reds with a screw top under $10.

Buying wine between Lucca and Rome

by Russian 1 month ago

Hi all, on an Italian trip and driving down gradually from Lucca to Chianti and on to Rome before flying back to London. Will have a few days in each place. Any suggestions for good places to buy w...

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Half Bottles of White Wine?

by zackly 1 month ago

We have a friend or two who drink white wine. We generally don't drink white wine at home. I frequently open a new 750ml bottle, pour one glass, put the rest in the fridge then, what I don't use co...

Covid loss of smell: End of the nose for wine lovers?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A year ago, I heard a New Zealand winemaker on a zoom panel discussion mention losing his sense of taste and smell due to COVID-19 during his just completed harvest season. A close friend from a wi...

RIP Jim Clendenen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Sunday night the news of the passing of Jim Clendenen, "The Mind Behind" and founder of Au Bon Climat, began to send shock waves through my circles. Jancis Robinson MW's remembrance of his larger t...

bottles of wine in restaurants- can minors share?

by cheryl 18 years ago

As I'm graduating High School this June, my parents have offered to take me out to a multi-course restaurant to celebrate (incase anyone is curious, I was thinking of Babbo, in NYC). What I want to...

Restaurant Wine Pairings? Yes or No?

by apsyclist 7 months ago

When going to a restaurant renowned for its wine list, do you typically order the wine pairing or select from the amazing wine list? Is it considered impertinent to not to take the recommended pair...

Food pairings with Sauternes?

by damiano 3 months ago

So, I’ve recently enjoyed a magnificent bottle of a Sauternes - and I was floored with how exquisite it tastes! They say it’s a dessert wine, but I opened the bottle around 3PM (easter Sunday) and ...

US Courts Deliver Body Blows to Wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Wine lovers took a big legal setback on Tuesday, as a US federal appeals court ruled that a Florida wine shop cannot ship wine to customers in Missouri, even though Missouri stores can. The cas...

Budding Vintners - By Chadsey's Cairns Winery is for sale

by Googs 4 months ago

Sad to see one of the pioneers of The County's wineries retire. I quite liked him and his wines. An opportunity awaits someone with deep enough pockets to take it on. It has every possible ame...

Scherrer Winery: 40% discount + free shipping

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

One of my favorite winemakers, Fred Scherrer, is discounting selected bottles by 40% off regular price with free ground shipping on 12 or more bottles. These are wines that were held back for resta...

Premier Cru owner admits his business was a Ponzi scheme

by ratgirlagogo 5 years ago

Apparently this business has been extremely controversial for years - I'm not a high-end wine person myself, so this is all new to me. But it's such a lurid story I know somebody here must know so...

Bruce Jack on the human & industry cost of Covid-19 in South Africa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

During the pandemic, exports of South African wine have been prohibited. The SA wine industry normally sells 50% of its production abroad. And domestic sales of alcohol are banned as well in an eff...

Non alcoholic wine Toronto

by burlgurl 7 months ago

Has anyone had a half decent non alcoholic wine? Does this even exist? I’d love a dry white wine, but can only guess most existing options are overly sweet juice. Where in Toronto? Have t seen any ...

Can anyone identify this wine glass?

by reginarose7721 7 months ago

I've broken one of the glasses in this set but can't remember the brand. Does anyone recognize the small logo etched into the base? Thanks!

Use of a plastic film to eliminate the cork taint of a contaminated wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

I've done this with a corked bottled wine and believed the perceptible TCA was decreased, so it's cool to see an experiment confirm that it does work. The wine does remain somewhat scalped of fruit...

Wine shops in Los Angeles

by sandramrma 8 months ago

Does anyone know of a wine shop in Los Angeles that does wine baskets for delivery ?? I am looking for a gift. Thank you

Cheap White Wine For Cooking

by zackly 9 months ago

I don't regularly drink white wine but I do cook with it usually for deglazing when making pan sauces. Frequently I open a bottle I have on hand, use a couple ounces then put it in the fridge and f...

A Unicorn Boxed Red Wine?

by Scirocco 10 months ago

Let's face it, boxed wine is not ever going to be involved in fine dining, and in particular, red wines seem to suffer the most. But in general, boxed wine HAS improved over the last decade. So ha...

Mondiale Wines close-out sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

My friend Ann Feely is shutting down her wine import business. Remaining inventory of wines (New Zealand imports) are now discounted by 50% and shipping is free for purchases of 12 or more bottles....