Monthly Archives: May 2012

IMW(NA)-VDP Tutored Tastings, Part 2

As noted in my associated post , the main theme of this tutored tasting was to demonstrate the age worthiness of great German wines.  Overall, the guidelines were 20 years (optimistically speaking) for the dry Rieslings, 10+ years for well-structured, … Continue reading

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IMW(NA)-VDP Tutored Tastings: Ageworthy German Wines Part 1

One question I am asked perhaps more than any is “how long can a wine age?”  Of course, the answer is that it depends on the wine in question, but if the IMW(NA)-VDP Ageworthy German Wine seminar proved anything, it’s … Continue reading

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A Question of Balance

Balance, like Justice and Equality, is often more aspiration than reality.   That was one conclusion I reached following the “In Pursuit of Balance,” tasting I attended recently in NYC.  Conceived by Rajat Parr and Jasmine Hirsch, the notion is to … Continue reading

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Handley (Anderson Valley) Pinot Noir Retrospective 1993-2009

I keep hearing talk that California Pinot Noirs are “evolving,” and I might agree, but again, that nebulous term states neither what they were nor what they’re evolving into.  Two tastings recently in New York City offered perspective to this … Continue reading

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