Category Archives: Wine reviews

A tale of two (wine) media

So…this happened:  the wines I import from Domaine Marion Pla in the Languedoc got a lovely review in the Washington Post.  I didn’t know about it, though, and was surprised when I started getting orders for the wines.  My customers … Continue reading

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First Vine Wine Topics

Back before we started blogging, first vine was sending weekly e-mails with a recipe and a wine pairing.  And occasionally a discussion of a particular wine topic.  The more informational e-mails are now here on the blog as First Vine … Continue reading

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What do wine writers buy when they’re not drinking for free?

If you gave a party over the holidays, you probably got a lot of wine as host gifts.  We did too.  We love it when people want to share something they like with us.  It gives us a chance to … Continue reading

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Excuse us while we brag

It has been a busy couple of months for wine writing and writing about wine writing.  (Not to mention writing about people who write about wine writing, too).  And lots of meetings and conferences, notices of upcoming meetings and conferences, … Continue reading

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