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Case Project: The Rest!

Well, let’s get this out of the way. I don’t think it’s going to be all that interesting to continue single-posting a whole case of wine. I’ve got more interesting things to write about. So let’s kick it into high … Continue reading

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Case Project Wine #3: Foppiano Lot 96

One of my reasons to research these inexpensive wines in the face of economic adversity is my lifelong cynicism about the retail industry in general and the commercial view of “value”. For example, long ago when I was about 10, … Continue reading

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Diversion: Edgefield 2006 Black Rabbit Red

Okay, yeah. It’s been over a week since the last post. I apologize for that. I also apologize for diverting from the previous topic, not that everyone was waiting with patient enthusiasm and bated breath as to which cheap wine … Continue reading

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Case Project Wine #2: Daniel Belda Ponsalet Monastrell Jove

Ah, Spain! I started my love affair with Spain quite some time ago. Nowhere in the world will you find more new and exciting wines at such good values. Well, okay . . . there are lots of places, but … Continue reading

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Case Project Wine #1: Domaine Paul Autard 2006 Cotes du Rhone

I’m a huge fan of the French Rhone wines, which is a problem these days. First off, the good stuff has gotten terribly expensive. Things like Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas, and even Vacqueyras now . . . and I’m … Continue reading

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One more thing . . .

Yes, I know it’s been a week, and I’m well underway in the Case Project, here. I’ve sampled quite a few and have been pondering the proper way to display the selections. I don’t always take the best notes possible … Continue reading

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Recession Progression v2.0!

So here we are on the “Value” wine project. How do we select these so-called “value” wines? There are a few parameters we need to set up for this. We have to decide a price limit, an idea of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Recession!

Welcome to the recession! Everyone is talking about it. Most of us are feeling the pinch of it. Everyone is busy pointing fingers as to who caused it, who is going to solve it, who is making it worse, and … Continue reading

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Hey! Whaddyaknow?! A post! A movie Post!

Just through the grapevine I’ve just heard of a new movie. It’s a wine related movie! Hurrah! It’s called Bottle Shock and is playing in a theater near you! Oh, wait. It isn’t playing anywhere? It was released when?! August?!? … Continue reading

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This is just the beginning!

Welcome to Carpe Vinum 2.0! Now in BLOG form! Alright . . . I have more plans than just that for the future, but every journey begins with a single step, and I’ll try taking these little steps here every … Continue reading

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