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Joe Roberts
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Musically-inclined wine guy, single dad, bass player & sometimes hiney-shaker. Grand-Poobah of 1WineDude.com (come visit; I don't bite, but I do spit).
Musically-inclined wine guy, single dad, bass player & sometimes hiney-shaker. Grand-Poobah of 1WineDude.com (come visit; I don't bite, but I do spit).

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Those visiting Miguel Torres Chile‘s charming little restaurant spot, but without bringing a requisite sense of winemaking history along with their appetites, are likely to come away thinking that this  pioneering Spanish wine brand’s foray into Chile…

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So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant…

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For those of you not (yet!) following along with my Northern Italian gig at My Name is Barbera, the second installment in the video series there is now available. In this episode, I talk about the dreaded “T” word –  terroir – with respect to the unique…

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On Valentine’s Day last week, Fix.com published, appropriately, what amounts to my little Valentine to what might be the red-headed-step-child of dessert wines right now, Ice Wine. Hell, even the once-totally-ignored sweet Sherries are cooler now than Ice…

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So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant…

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Here’s another entry in the monthly series in which I review the samples that I cannot drink without being admitted to the hospital. First up, we have a long-form Johnson. Hugh Johnson, that is, who I would posit is the world’s greatest living wine…

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So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant…

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Chile’s wine business is dominated by producers that could charitably be described as “corporate.” Its movements are almost exclusively are a small number of very, very large production houses. In that environment, 30 hectares of vineyards – which…

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So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant…

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Hello, My Name Is... Barbera

Last year, I spent a good amount of time (lucky for me) jaunting around the northern Italian countryside, taking in the sights, sounds, and (most importantly!) the flavors of Asti and Monferrato. I’m happy to report that the work that we (that’s me and…
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