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Best Wine Buys in the PLCB Stores (Currently)

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Best Wine Buys in the PLCB Stores (Currently)

Wine Buys at the PLCB Stores   Victor Vineyards 2011  Roadside Red Fun little Zinfandel-based bottle from the town of Victor in California’s Central Valley. Red fruit, port-y raisins, licorice, and milk chocolate notes.  My current “house red” for everyday drinking. 88 Points  $8.99 (PLCB Wine Stores) Callabriga 2010 Dao A serious red from Portugal for very little money. A fistful of mineral and a gritty mouthful of tannin.  Ripe, dark fruit and Belgian chocolate appear as the wine opens.  Could be cellared for 5-7...

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Wine Schoolers in the News

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Wine Schoolers in the News

A lot of our students go on to great things. A surprising number of them are in the news this month for their achievements.  Congrats, all!   Miguel Lecuona. A longtime Diploma student who went on to earn his Wine MBA in Bordeaux. For the past eight years, he has been running a marketing consultancy for the wine trade. It was just announced that he is a featured speaker at this year’s International Wine Tourism Conference in La Champagne, France. Ben Franco and his winebar “Winedown Cafe” are featured in  the Reading...

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Ever Make A Wine Snob Cry? We Have, and It’s Good Fun.

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Ever Make  A Wine Snob Cry? We Have, and It’s Good Fun.

Wine Snobs or Wine Ninjas? We should probably be sad about the emotional state of Wine Snobs, but we aren’t. Admittedly, we’ve made a few of them cry. But we don’t train those type of people. We train Wine Ninjas. The following is a list of our recent “deviling” of the Snob set. Say Goodbye, Sonic Decanter Right before Christmas, we burst the bubble on thousands of Wine Snobs when we worked with the Washington Post on an exposé on the latest wine gadget: the Sonic Decanter. Yet another expensive wine gadget that...

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Top Wines of 2014

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Top Wines of 2014

  Twenty Five of  the Top Wines of 2014 The top wines of 2014 from our wine tasting classes. These are the bottles that excited and challenged us this year. And these aren’t just the expensive bottles, either: there are plenty here in the $20 price range, and only a few topping  $100. All but one of the bottles are still available (as of this update).  We included the current price ranges for your benefit. #25. Locations NV “Corse”, Corsica A vermentino with textural complexity and beautiful quince and almond notes. One of be most...

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Sonic Decanter: The New Wine Gadget Demystified

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Sonic Decanter: The New Wine Gadget Demystified

Updated December 11th. Sonic Youth Decanted, or how we ended up in the Washington Post On December 10th, we were featured in a Washington Post Online  article disputing the claims made about the Sonic Decanter. The article is fair and comprehensive. It is a much needed antidote to the marketing bromides that have been swirling around the Sonic Decanter for the last few months. Our involvement in the  story began with this blog post, which was originally published on November 24th.  I wrote this article after  Will Kanaley  posed a question...

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