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Win two Savor Dallas tickets

Win two Savor Dallas tickets

Win two Savor Dallas ticketsAnd the winner is: KT, who picked 653. The winning number (screen shot below) was 797.

Win two Savor Dallas tickets for a Saturday winemaker tasting panel co-moderated by the Wine Curmudgeon, who may also mention a thing or two about the cheap wine book (and have some for sale).

Michael Green, formerly of the late and much missed Gourmet, is the other moderator. The panel is top notch: Dr. Richard Becker of Texas’ Becker Vineyards; Ralf Holdenried of Napa’s William Hill; and Sergio Cuadra of Texas’ Fall Creek.

How to win (and these are the rules for all Wine Curmudgeon contests): Pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave it in the comments section of this post. At about 5 p.m. central today, I’ll go to random.org and generate the winning number. The person whose number is closest to the random number wins the prize — and no, you can’t pick a number someone else has picked. Only one entry per person.

The seminar is at 11 a.m. March 22 at Bob’s Steak and Chop House in Dallas.

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Happy New Year 2014

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The blog is off today for New Year’s, but will return tomorrow with our usual features in the run-up to the 2014 $10 Hall of Fame, which debuts on Monday.

Until then, enjoy this primer on wine tasting (courtesy of Holyexpletive on YouTube), which puts everything we’ve talked about on the blog in wonderful perspective. Only wine snobs would think that being a snob would help them get chicks. Or, as the waiter says, “Excellent palate you have, sir.”

Happy New Year from the Wine Curmudgeon.

26 bottles of pinot noir on the wall, 26 bottles. …

There used to be a picture of the dead soldiers from the June 13 under-$15 pinot noir tasting, undertaken at the behest of Beverage Media for an upcoming article (and I still have a half dozen or so to taste). I’ll link to the story when it runs later this summer and offer my thoughts; several of the wines will also show up on the blog in reviews.

Surprisingly, given the Wine Curmudgeon’s less than happy experience with a similar sweet red wine tasting, all but a handful of the pinots were professional and sound. A half dozen or so were much better than that, and even those that didn’t taste like pinot noir were at least drinkable red wine blends.

A tip ‘o the Curmudgeon’s fedora to the legendary Diane Teitelbaum, who tasted the wines with me and made many funny comments along the way.


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