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Thirsty Thursday: Ravines, Dry Riesling Argetsinger Vineyard, Finger Lakes, New York 2011

A few Thirsty Thursdays ago I did something I promised myself never to do: join a wine club.  New York’s steely wines rarely make it to the West Coast.  So frustrated and fueled on nostalgia, I got my first shipment … Continue reading

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New York Nostalgia: Thirsty Thursday and Ravines Red 2013

Welcome to Wayward Wine’s Thirsty Thursday installment.

We missed Upstate New York. Not for its brutal winters, bland food, or attitude, but for its wine. In four years, upstate shed my academic scales and replaced them with a shimmering new vinous skin. My many failed attempts at home wine production engendered a respect for those who made wine there. And Ravines was king. Their 2010 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling was one of the few that could challenge Germany (review here). Continue reading

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DEPOSSESSED DRINK: WINE ON LOAN #MWWC3

“Possession” provides the theme for September’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge begun by The Drunken Cyclist.

Already, possession has revealed many astounding collections online: from old bottles, to 173 glasses, to German vineyard land laws.

For as many reasons as people, wine often leads to obsessive hoarding. We wine geeks splurge on rare, interesting, and expensive bottles. But when to open them? When will the window of drinkability close? Should we keep the experience to ourselves or share (and show off) to friends? Does one even “own”, let alone remember, a wine after drinking it? Continue reading

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Dry Riesling, Ravines, Finger Lakes, New York 2010

Every day, customers come to me: “where are your sweet reds? Whites? Pinks?”, or “I’m a sweet person”, or worse, “I’m a dry person.” Really? Well, I have a lotion for that. Asking for only sweet or dry wine shortcuts … Continue reading

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WORK.WINE.WORK.

Work. Wine. Work. Wine. Work. Wine. The days blur my routine of tests and checks, morning and evening with my time at work. Selling and making the stuff eats my hours. But soon fermentation will stop. Soon all I will … Continue reading

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