DE LONG BLOG

Around New York in 41 Grape Varieties

True to the spirit of the Wine Century Club, there was a great deal of variety in our wine drinking over our long weekend in NYC.

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Robin Garr Wins Wine Century Club Blind Tasting

It shows what a good sport Robin Garr is just to enter such a contest. Most wine professionals run from public blind tasting because of the highly likely risk of public humiliation.

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WBW #19 When in Rhone

All self-respecting wine geeks should try Château Musar at least once. Not just because of its unique character but also the historical significance and oddness of its region.

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Good Onya Tarrango

What do you get when you cross the great port grape variety Touriga Nacional with the most common table grape variety Thompson Seedless? Tarrango!

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Champagne-gate?

Was there a major CIA operation covering up the existence of Champagne in 1972? Was "Sparkling Wine" served at the Republican National Convention that year? And what about the Democrats?

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Scuppernong Woo Hoo!

There are obscure grape varieties, there are strange grape varieties and then there is Scuppernong.

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