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Patrick Thompson
Beer drinker attempting to understand the wine phenomenon.

How do you tell a good wine from a bad wine? Or a great wine from a good wine?

Isn't the wine mystique just an excuse to get hammered?

"Oh, I'm cooking fish tonight - a Chardonnay would go great with that!"


And is beer-pairing any less legitimate than wine-pairing?

When tasting notes claim a coffee flavor, are we talking about a subtle hint of coffee? And what causes that?

My Wine Reviews

2006 Miriam
Mario Perelli-Minetti Winery
CAW Rating: 94
Tried this at a tasting event in San Luis Obispo. Most appealing wine of the day.

2005 Chardonnay
Acacia Winery
CAW Rating: 86
I've had a couple of good chardonnay's recently, and this didn't quite match up in comparison, perhaps due to unfavorable pairing.

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