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Blind Tasting

Another amazing blind tasting event – Syrah SmackDown

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Wow, another amazing blind tasting event yesterday with the San Diego Wine Mafia! The “Syrah Smackdown” consisted of: 10 excellent Syrahs = 5 from Paso Robles, California and 5 from Washington state (Red Mountain or Columbia Valley AVA); thanks for the majority of those wines & endless piggy parts and figs to @WineHarlots !; insanely […]

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Rhone Blends / Rhone Varietal Blind Tasting

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Attended a blind Rhone Blend and Rhone Varietal tasting last night… Individual wines will be posted, but here is the summary… Methods… – As per usual, wines were all poured double blind and rated over 1-3 hours. – SanTasti pallet cleaning beverage was utilized. – Chinese food was eaten (our host recounted that Robert Parker himself […]

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BrainWines interview with the CEO of SanTasti – the palate cleanser for winos

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BrainWines First off, I love the idea of the product, and after some pretty thorough testing, I’m sold that it has a cleansing effect. Many people experience significant tasting fatigue at wine or beer tastings event, and it is a pity to have to stop rating after you reach that certain point when you know that […]

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Pinot Noir, Blind Tasting

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Last week I was invited to a fantastic New World Pinot Noirblind tasting.  The wines, above, spanned California (3 separatelocales within), New Zealand (with a Japanese influence), andChile.Not only was the dinner accompanied by perfect Pinot foods – duck,eel, pates, and cheeses, but the hosts also conducted the blind tastingextremely well (wines covered completely so no […]

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