Tag: #winelover


A Word from Riesling: “Stop Hating on Me!”

I cannot tell you how many times, when I mention my love of Riesling,  people tell me how much they hate Riesling because it is “too sweet.”  I am left speechless because often these are people who drink sweet supermarket wines like Apothic red blend, a very “made” wine with a hefty dose of added sugar – it has 16.4 grams per liter of residual sugar – yet marketed as dry.  (Note: most dry wines contain 0-10 grams per liter of residual sugar.)

So perhaps the true cry from Riesling is, “Please don’t let me be misunderstood.”  Riesling can be ...

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Week 10 of 52. Reality Bites: Life in the “Ordinaire” Lane

When did it happen? When did I become that “selective” type who feels that life is too short to drink bad wine? Still, I haven’t ventured into snob territory – you know, expensive- Napa-cab-or-bust! land – but last minute runs to the local market for wine do fill me with dread.

Backdrop: I have been without hot water for 3 days because of a broken heater that apparently takes a lot of time and money to repair. Oh, in addition, I haven’t slept for like 3 weeks.

I really wanted the joy that Pinot Noir can bring and had my ...

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