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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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Boy Behaving Badly Circa 2008

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Hogue 2005 Genesis Merlot – Red Wine

RATING: Good Enough for My Numb Tongue
“Boy (or boys) Behaving Badly” used to be a bit more edgy as I remember. I mean “back in the day” (as my mother in law loves to say) BBB was associated with a little risk. A pool cue…a ball game or concert [...]

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Tags: Hogue Cellars · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings) · Washington State Wines

I’m Such a Sucker for $4.99 :(

April 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Hogue Washington State Shiraz Columbia Valley 2005 SALE $4.99

RATING: OK to Cook With
From the maker: On the label we read, “Our Shiraz offers rich berry and cherry flavors, vanilla notes, and smooth tannins. A perfect companion to grilled meats, pizza or pasta. Three generations of Hogues have farmed the sandy loam soils [...]

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Columbia Winery Cabernet 2004

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Columbia Winery Cabernet 2004

RATING: OK for my numb tongue!

What I thought: I really don’t have time to type much today, and besides…it’s Lent and this is painful for me… so I’ll make it short. Decent wine, good taste but not better than my regular favs. Rich tasting wine?… certainly some complications on [...]

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