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Entries from August 2008

Biodynamic Grapes Make A Dynamic Red Wine

August 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

 Dynamic Red Table Wine California 2006 $8.99
sold exclusively at Trader Joes
 

 RANKING: Serve to Guests
Well I fell for a label again.  The Mediterranean tower-home gave this wine an “old country” look that I couldn’t resist.  How in the world Trader Joes keeps finding well priced little gems like this I dont know.  This one is from Ceago [...]

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Tags: Ceago Vineyards · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Japanese Beetles And A Nice Shiraz

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Red Belly Black Australian Shiraz 2006 $7.99
 

 RANKING: SERVE TO GUESTS
This couldn’t work.  To kill bugs you have to crush them or spray them.  The pheromone baited trap for Japanese beetles just didn’t seem…well…lethal enough.  But the hummingbirds and bees (bees are disappearing from what I read?)were on the same trees and plants that the beetles were [...]

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Tags: Angove Winery · Australian Wines · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Wine Maker Notes: A Hint of Hemp?

August 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

According to an article on Yahoo News today, Drug Dealers buy Washington Vineyards to Hide Pot, “…their vineyards are producing tens of thousands of illegal marijuana plants — a crop that could easily surpass grapes in value this year.”
Now I’ve only reviewed a couple of good cheap wines in my wine quests from Washington vineyards [...]

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Tags: Washington State Wines

Red Knot Wine Australia Cabernet and the Zork!

August 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Red Knot Wine Australian Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

  
Ranking:  Serve Proudly to Guests

I will admit I don’t know much about Australian wines.  Heck just trying to keep up with good cheap wines from California is a full time job.  (Wait, don’t you get paid for a job? hmmm)    But still I picked up this little red at at a [...]

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Tags: Australian Wines · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings) · Red Knot