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Wine Geek Speaks

One Geek’s opinion.

Bang for the Buck?

Finding Value in the wine world is very akin to playing Whack-a-Mole…and right now, the Mole is sticking his head out of certain French terroirs.   France is the ceremonial …

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Merlot’s ‘Time Out’ is Over

The Return…   Two of the most famous movie lines of all time are “I’ll be back” (Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator 1984) and “I’m not drinking any ******* Merlot!” (Paul …

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Red Wine: on the Rocks?

Beyond ‘Room Temperature’, Geek is increasingly being subjected to wines being served by restaurants at the wrong temperature—from way too cold to downright hot! Like the rest of Michiganders, Wine …

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Don’t Kick the Can – Wine Geek

  There’s a big buzz right now (no pun intended) regarding canned wine. It’s the latest and greatest wine trend currently (well, other than rosé). It’s a cool category which …

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Old World, New Wines

Tradition & Regulation is Giving Way to Innovation and Imagination as the Classic European Wine Regions Up Their Game As cited in an earlier Wine Geek Speaks missive, for the …

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Retrospective — Rochioli Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

From the 4th Quarter 2017 Great Lakes Wine & Spirits Wine Catalog   Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Few, if any, California wineries are more closely associated with the …

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Napa Cabernet—Becoming Just a Memory?

Prices for Napa Valley Vineyards and Grapes—Hence Wines—Have Reached Previously Unimagined Levels; Will Napa Cabernet Become Just a Memory for Us Regular Folks? Wine Geek is old enough to remember …

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What’s in Your Wine?

As the ‘Natural Wine’ phenomenon continues to chug along, an ancillary conversation has been begun by some, asking: what are the wineries allowed to add to the wines we drink? …

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GLWAS at the WSWA WLC

WSWA Women’s Leadership Council first annual meeting in DC- Kicking off the event with a philanthropic event benefitting House of Ruth. We’re proud that two of our employees, Heather Kerr …

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Color Blind

Within the panoply of historic quotes and prose relating to wine are a few quotes that have been passed on and tweaked and amended and live on in some form, …

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