Monthly Archives: August 2014

Responsibility & Consent: Irresponsability & Contempt

The fine wine market and its players continue to bemoan and whine. The market is moribund and nothing is selling. Do they not feel responsible when they send out this? The market reaps what it sows. And it is currently … Continue reading

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Once more into the breach…

Originally posted on Legless in Burgundy:
So in a moment of deep boredom I ordered myself a Coravin on Monday afternoon. It arrived all the way from Kentucky on Wednesday morning. So far so quick. Coravin, everyone’s talkin’ ’bout it.…

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Bravissimo! More on (they) who shall not be named…

While suffering Kurniawan fatigue, this from Mike Steinburger reflects on some salutary lessons of the whole affair. I refer to my previous post (s). But this is absolutely, definitively the last.

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Once more into the breach…

So in a moment of deep boredom I ordered myself a Coravin on Monday afternoon. It arrived all the way from Kentucky on Wednesday morning. So far so quick. Coravin, everyone’s talkin’ ’bout it. In short, It allows you to … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Men

I recently posted an aversion to all things wet and drippy. Well, not quite, and I am ashamed to admit it, but a slight and occasional weakness for tory wets. As opposed to those with a capital T. John Major … Continue reading

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Rudy goes down, some thoughts…

So Rudy is sent down for ten years; I suppose he’ll be out in five if he behaves. Fair enough. I can’t see much of that $48 million and change being recovered though. Tough justice for those spoilt millionaires who … Continue reading

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Russian Roulette: sanctions…

So Vlad and pals will be chowing down less foie gras now. Not surprisingly for a country allegedly sodden with alcohol, they omitted to ban imports of wine. Funny that.

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Bad Jeans

Poking about in my Bookmarks I found this from 2007. Almost a tale of good genes made bad, made good; at least if one were to judge. But following a link I found this, making Lord and Bindy Lambton two … Continue reading

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Ruder still…

  This from the ever prescient Ron Washam. Several things I have noted previously and particularly this, “The producers I was faking, I was helping. My old fakes of their real wines drove up the value of their current wines. … Continue reading

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David Schildtrnecht: A man as complex as his name

Now I will admit this may seem a cheap shot, to agress a man for his name, but David Schildnecht‘s posts and notes for The Wine Advocate are unremittingly and unrewardingly complicated. He has historically been their reviewer of German … Continue reading

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