Tag Archives: Wine Spectator

Food & Wine Thursdays: The Same Old Song

First, let me say that I have yet to read San Francisco Chronicle Wine Editor Jon Bonne’s latest book, The New California Wine. I know what it’s about and I intend to read it very soon, but I haven’t gotten around … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Confirmation Bias

Every once in a while I re-subscribe to Wine Spectator for the sole purpose of making sure my United Airlines miles don’t expire. The venerable Speculator has been saying some interesting things in its editorials recently. Their columnists, principally James Laube and Matt Kramer, … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Yesterday I was greeted by the arrival of that greatest of anthologies of cardiologist advertisements and extra large photos of white men in their late middle-age, Wine Spectator. My 3-4 regular readers know that my general opinion about that magazine … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Conflict of Interest

Jay Miller’s departure from The Wine Advocate was refreshing, not because it was in response to the scandal that preceded it but rather because of the almost complete lack of caring on the part of, well, anyone seriously involved in … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: 100 Points Redux

I feel silly again bringing up the topic of the futility of publicly rating wine on a 100-point scale, its innate uselessness, and its role as a net-detriment to wine and wine appreciation, but after SF Chronicle Wine Editor Jon … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: The Ballad of James (Suckling) and Tony (Bourdain)

Listen my children and I shall sing Of the strange blog-rant of James Suckling. ‘Twas the thirteenth of July in twenty-eleven, When James’ weirdness stirred even the gods in the heavens, And sent the Twitter-sphere chortling and chuck-ling. For those … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Much Ado About Inexpensive Wines

A pair of articles were brought to my attention today regarding consumers and their relationship to inexpensive wines. The first was an article in London’s Daily Telegraph Tweeted out by noted wine writer Jancis Robinson in which consumers in a … Continue reading

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