Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fisheye Shiraz

 Fish Eye is an Australian aimed squarely at the Cheapskate end of the market. It is from South Eastern Australia, as are most of the “pop” Aussies. That is about as specific, in terms of its place of origin, as … Continue reading

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Copa Del Rey Chardonnay 2008

 If you frequent wine shops, you’ve no doubt seen, and perhaps wondered about, those stacks of deeply discounted, perhaps a bit obscure labels scattered about most stores. “Special Purchases”, “Super Buys”, “Saver Stacks”, “Bulk Buys” or similar euphemisms often describe … Continue reading

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Crane Lake Malbec / Petite Sirah

 This is a two-fer, a buy one get one free! (The blog post, not the wine, though I like the idea!) I’ve noticed these two, nearly side by side, on the bottom shelf of the domestic reds section for a … Continue reading

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Marcus James Malbec

 It was an awfully nice spring evening to sit on the porch with a glass of….Uh oh! We’re out of wine!  Actually, this was 2 evenings ago, and we had a very small amount remaining in a bottle from the … Continue reading

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Citra Montepulciano D’ Abruzzo

 For reasons of convenience and logistics I was forced to shop for wine, recently, in  A Store, as opposed to THE Store where I normally shop for wine and know well the lay of the land. THE Store is much … Continue reading

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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 2009

      Most of the time when I’m in The Store, I shield my eyes with my forearm when I pass the French wine section. There are just too many unfamiliar, intimidating labels: Pouilly-Fuisse, Pouilly-Fume, Sancerre, Macon-Villages, Chateauneuf du Pape. But, … Continue reading

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