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Home Barrel Aging…. and so it begins…. “Reserva Pessoal” = “Personal Reserve”

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Movie Jose Amber Orange 13MAR2012 Update 17 MARCH 2012 So after a month and one half soak in my personal oak barrel, I’ve just re-bottled the Jose Cuervo gold (movies and pics, attached left and above). She now distinctly looks a lot more like real gold and also has a gorgeous amber hue right out […]

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(Winery & Vineyard Visit), Monte Xanic, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico

Drinking that great 1997 Xanic (Baja) Cabernet the other night got me reflecting…. I’ve been a fan of the wines from Monte Xanic in Baja, Mexico (Valle de Guadalupe) for many years, and became a fan of their facility when I went to a “Fiestas de la Vendimia” event there in August.  Tough not to […]

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Mexico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Monte Xanic, Valle de Guadalupe, 1997

N/ Massive brick dust, lovely crushed granite, wet stones, graphite, dry earth, cherry. Lovely medium, but smooth, oaks. Eucalyptus. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Still lively and nice acid pop for such an oldie. Tad fuzzy, but still nice structure and wood integration. Gamey. Restrained, smoked plums. Long, elegant, stone-kissed finish. Price = not sure, bought so […]

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Drunken Opossums: A crash course in the evolution of Tequila and Mezcal

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The kick of caffeine was allegedly discovered after humans witnessed twitchy, spasmatic goats dancing at what some consider the world’s first rave party.   Those hairy revelers had, minutes before the imaginary techno beats commenced, been gorging wild coffee beans.  Similarly, Tequila may be the end result of our surveillance of a seriously tipsy opossum.  Certain […]

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