Author: Taylor

Wine Education

Weird Name, Great Value

When I first heard the word “Languedoc” (lahn-GWEH-dock), my thoughts were sucked into the gutter of Deep Throat. Something about its vague reference to the tongue made my mind dance with impure thoughts, especially when associated with wine. But Languedoc is far from a porno flick; it’s ... Read More »

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Great wine websites

In Cyberspace, anything goes. There’s a whole helluva lot of useless info on wine. But since there’s no SAT test or wine certification required to put up a wine Web site, sifting through the morons and blowhards is no easy task. But not an insurmountable one. The following is a list of ... Read More »

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Whites for Lounging

In long, intense summer heat, busy adults need something stronger than Gatorade to relax their weary bods: a good, cool buzz. When stress strikes and the urge to quaff adult-style takes hold, white wines are the perfect relaxing prescription. Not unlike Valium, whites are a misunderstood, under-appreciated ... Read More »

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Big Jugs, Part II

Sometimes a little dab just won’t do ya. If you’ve got a thirsty mass of people to serve, less-than-ample 750ml bottles can give any good host/hostess a wrist cramp. And sometimes you just want a better value. If you drink one regular bottle a day, then why not buy the

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Connoisseur Confessions

News flash: Wine snobs lurk everywhere (as if you didn’t know). And once in a blue moon they live a story worth making fun of. With that in mind, I polled every wino I know to discover their most embarrassing or amusing wine moments. So the next time you’re feelin’

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Southern Hemisphere Gems

If we were all millionaires, we could guzzle great wine every day. But since most of us fall outside those elusive parameters, we evolve into bargain hunters. To uncover the amazing deals, though, you have to stretch your boundaries and explore unfamiliar territory — like Chile, Argentina and ... Read More »