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by Marlene L. Rossman
August 29th, 2010, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donelan vs Pax
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Donelan vs Pax

The 2008 Venus (Roussanne and Viognier) was astonishing, the rosé of Syrah was delightful and the first rose that I actually have enjoyed and the 2008 Moriah was better than the 89-91 score that Parker gave it.

Disclaimer: I received these wines as a press/trade sample.
by Marlene L. Rossman
August 26th, 2010, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great idea! 50ml bottle sets
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Great idea! 50ml bottle sets

As a wine columnist, I get samples from a host of wineries, distributors and PR agencies. A while back I got two tiny 50ml bottles of Trefethen Double T Cab. Shortly thereafter I got a box with regular size bottles of Cab and Chard. The letter accompanying the box said something like, "the tiny samp...
by Marlene L. Rossman
August 15th, 2010, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Go to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Have a big weekend.
Replies: 18
Views: 955

Re: Go to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Have a big weekend.

Ted Erfer wrote:Hey - with the 20% off "blue" coupon it's only $8.99. Now that's a value folks.
Endorsed by Billy Mays.....but wait there's more!
Picked up a couple with coupons...make some nice holiday gifts!
by Marlene L. Rossman
August 9th, 2010, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Major Hole in your Cellar do you wish you could fill?
Replies: 58
Views: 1503

Re: What Major Hole in your Cellar do you wish you could fil

J a y H a c k wrote:DRC
Petrus
Older LaLas
Musigny
Screaming Eagle
'45 Mouton not counterfeit
'71 Monfortino to drink side by side with my 1970

+1 DRC
by Marlene L. Rossman
August 9th, 2010, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Pronunciation websites
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Re: Wine Pronunciation websites

Don't know if this is still in print, but it is the best little book on pronunciation: The Pocket Guide to Wine Pronunciation by C. D. Thomas http://openlibrary.org/books/OL11804908 ... nunciation
by Marlene L. Rossman
August 2nd, 2010, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GrapeRadio Interview of Alice Feiring
Replies: 318
Views: 9287

Re: GrapeRadio Interview of Alice Feiring

Haven't we all had enough of Alice's whiny self aggrandizement?
by Marlene L. Rossman
July 18th, 2010, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Wine-related Resume/Cover Letter Funnies
Replies: 29
Views: 3859

Re: Wine-related Resume/Cover Letter Funnies

Today's top cover letter: "I worked for Costco as a wine advisor. I worked their (sic) from Nov 2008-May 2010. I had a ball working and promoting wine and vodka. I had a ball with all the wine training events." A "wine advisor" at Costco? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...... As far as I can tell, there is...
by Marlene L. Rossman
July 18th, 2010, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Asimov On Weird Varietals....
Replies: 52
Views: 2188

Re: NYTimes: Asimov On Weird Varietals....

My fave lagrein by far is the "Praepositus" riserva from Abbazia di Novacella. I guess teroldego should also be mentioned in any lagrein discussion! Granato is the easy one, but still awesome. Donati is another fave of mine (how can you not love the name Sangue di Drago?) and I know Roberto sells i...
by Marlene L. Rossman
July 16th, 2010, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: recommendations of Hungarian wine
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: recommendations of Hungarian wine

Roy Spence wrote:A friend is traveling to Hungary in the next few weeks and has asked if I have any recommendations of Hungarian wine. As I don't, I thought I'd throw it out to the board to see if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks.
Takler makes very good Bordeaux styled wines--Cab Sauv/Franc, et.
by Marlene L. Rossman
June 14th, 2010, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An epic rant on Veuve
Replies: 49
Views: 2419

Re: An epic rant on Veuve

The problem is that when I serve a kickass grower Champagne to non geek friends, they look disappointed. I can see in them thinking, "if she is such a bigshot wine expert, why is she giving me this cheap, unknown swill?" I gave up trying to explain that Veuve and some other well- advertised brands a...
by Marlene L. Rossman
May 29th, 2010, 9:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 207
Views: 11614

Re: Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

Any favorite tea merchants online? About 20+ years ago, I was working in London for a month. I was then a coffee drinker. The first morning that I was there, I ordered coffee, orange juice and toast. The toast was ice cold, the orange juice was bitter (to my American palate) as grapefruit juice and...
by Marlene L. Rossman
May 16th, 2010, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moral: Don't piss off Alice Feiring!
Replies: 164
Views: 8046

Re: Moral: Don't piss off Alice Feiring!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Feiring "ALICE FEIRING is a James Beard Foundation Award–winning journalist whose blog, In Vino Veritas, was named one of the seven best by Food & Wine. Formerly the wine/travel columnist for Time , she writes for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, C...
by Marlene L. Rossman
May 16th, 2010, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moral: Don't piss off Alice Feiring!
Replies: 164
Views: 8046

Re: Moral: Don't piss off Alice Feiring!

Anyone know Alice's wine background? She seemed to come on the NY wine scene in out of nowhere. When I left Manhattan for La La Land in 2002 she was not around the wine scene, to my knowledge. Was she a somm, did she take wine courses or just self-taught like RMP? Whatever else you say about her, sh...
by Marlene L. Rossman
May 5th, 2010, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Are you a member of the Anti Flavor Elite?" Tom Hill is here...
Replies: 18
Views: 1049

Re: "Are you a member of the Anti Flavor Elite?" Tom Hill is here...

Kimberly Cabot wrote:
Reese Ferry wrote:Love Tom Hill's reviews!

This should be fun....
+1
EspeciallysinceTomHilldoesnotusethespacebar!
Lovehisnotes...
by Marlene L. Rossman
May 5th, 2010, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any opinions on Tanzer as a wine critic?
Replies: 61
Views: 2036

Re: Any opinions on Tanzer as a wine critic?

I subscribe (and have for many years) to Tanzer and Parker.
When Tanzer gives a wine a reasonably priced, 89 score, I am out the door, ready to buy!
by Marlene L. Rossman
March 26th, 2010, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California cabernet, current producers in the Old School
Replies: 113
Views: 4300

Re: California cabernet, current producers in the Old School

This bored seems up-to-date on CA stuff, so it seems appropriate to ask here rather than other places. One of my goals for this year is to drink a bunch of CA cabernet with a focus on 1987 and before. I don't think there is any debate that there was a dramatic stylistic shift throughout Ca and Napa...
by Marlene L. Rossman
March 21st, 2010, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chenin Blanc and "wet wool"
Replies: 24
Views: 980

Re: Chenin Blanc and "wet wool"

Linalool - a specific flavor compound within the broader group of compounds called terpenes. Terpenes are responsible for the floral, fragrant aromas found in wines made from varieties such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muscat and Chenin Blanc.

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