Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 30

Hey VinoMan…will I like this wine?

Lots of new wine drinkers fixate on one type of vino when they begin their journey into the Land of Wine. My friend Tom – a lifelong beer drinker – began dabbling in wine rather (ahem) late in life. He quickly discovered that he likes German Rieslings. Despite the fact there are TONS of great …

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Jun 29

Quote Of The Day

“Alcohol – the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems” – Homer Simpson

Jun 27

Wine Of The Week

2010 Verderol… a Spanish white made from the Verdejo grape, and so fresh it will slap you. Chill this thrill and get the summer started right! Rated 94, or was it 49? Oh well… it tastes great, that’s what counts. For only $12.00 you can pretend you’re in Madrid eating tapas and heading for the bull …

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Jun 24

Who’s Gonna Be First To Try This?

Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740 – 1786) disliked the effect of coffee and banned it’s use by commoners. However, he himself drank seven to eight cups every morning – but preferred making his coffee with champagne rather than hot water. Who of ye brave will be the first to taste this coffee of the …

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Jun 22

Quote Of The Day

“What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?” – W.C. Fields

Jun 20

Wine Of The Week

Achtung….the German red 2007 Dornfelder Dry is trying to blitzkreig all the crisp summer white wines from your table. This chill-able (slightly) red tastes like a good Beaujolais from France. Break down and try it with BBQ or shish kabob on a cool night. The price? An astounding $12.00. Steal it today at Vinomania. P.S. …

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Jun 17

Does hard work make wine taste better?

Test out my theory – Get up and do some yoga, work the garden, paint the fence, take out the garbage and then wash the car. Then grab a bottle of wine, two glasses and your life partner. Pop the cork. Drink the magic. The perception of your wine tasting experience will be over the top, an out …

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Jun 16

Quote of the Day

If you’re going to share an expensive bottle of wine with someone…get yourself a BIG glass. – Gary Decker, aka Vinoman

Jun 15

Great Wine & Food Combos

You’ve invited your friends over for some hot peppers from the garden and cool, crisp Pinot Grigio. Problem is, it’s like Angelina Jolie and me – it doesn’t mix. You need help from Vinoman…and fast! What I would do is make up a batch of my special Tapas Supremo. Toss one can of regular black olives …

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Jun 13

Really Enjoying Wine

Want to learn about wine and all the hubub that goes with it? The best approach is to relax and enjoy the wine ride. Take your time to find a wine store with good honest wine knowledge…like Vinomania. Let the experience come to you via what you taste, the food on your plate, and the …

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