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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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Forthwith, we continue my highlights from the 2017 incarnation of VinItaly, held in Verona earlier this year, and to which I was lucky enough to have been invited as a media guest. [ For background on VinItaly, details on the first batch of wines that…

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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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VinItaly is… well… totally folle. Held in Verona, Italy, bringing together hundreds of soon-to-be-inebriated members of the wine biz/trade/press/you-name-it, and functioning as a focal point for all (and I do mean all) of the wine regions of Italy, there…

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In my latest piece for MyNameIsBarbera.com, we compare the top of the Barbera DOCG quality pyramid to a character who carries an actual piece; namely, 007 himself. I hope that you’ll forgive the somewhat graphic JB image above… it’s one of my favorites,…

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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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You wouldn’t necessarily know it when meeting him, but Nicola Trabucco‘s childhood nicknames (which in turn provide the fantasy names for two of his eponymous winery’s releases) included “bug up the ass” and “active.” Maybe the former consulting…

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Boston wine industry peeps! I’ll be joining forces with IVBAM and Please the Palate for a trade event focusing on the wines of Madeira on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Committee Boston. I’m not sure how much ass my presentation will kick, but I can assure you…

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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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Another quick-hit this week to let you know that I was recently a guest on MyFitnessRx.net‘s Running episode, talking about some recent fun/interesting health-related facts/studies pertaining to our favorite adult libation. You can check out the specific…

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The venerable Barbera d’Asti Superiore as… The Incredible Hulk? Yeah, it’s probably a stretch… BUT… There’s something to be said for a superhero of an Italian red that is perennially underestimated, and yet in its best examples can stand up in aging to…
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