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Friday, November 16, 2007

Family of Wine

A LEGEND CALLED LAFLEUR | More Intelligent Life

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Blind is not Best!

Blind tastings aren't the best way to evaluate wine. - By Mike Steinberger - Slate Magazine

Don't drink the label, drink the wine. Among the many (unwritten) rules of wine appreciation, this is easily the most important. It's also the hardest one to follow. Even the most discriminating oenophiles find it difficult not to be influenced by the name on the bottle, particularly if the name is a hallowed one. For this reason, many people believe that the only reliable way to judge wines is to taste them blind—that is, to taste them without knowing who made them.