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Cork’d is a community for wine lovers

posted by Jason Kottke   May 17, 2006

Cork’d is a community for wine lovers that lets you catalog what’s in your wine collection, what your friends are drinking, and discover what you should be drinking. (It’s a little like Flickr or del.icio.us for wine.)

eGullet has serveral publicly available online classes

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 20, 2006

eGullet has serveral publicly available online classes you can take, including this one on wine tasting. Looks like a great resource.

Influential wine critic Robert Parker gave 90 to 91

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 23, 2006

Influential wine critic Robert Parker gave 90 to 91 points (out of 100) to a wine made by porn star Savanna Samson, denoting it as “an outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character”. I’ll leave you to make your own jokes about the wine’s “great body” and “long legs”.

Speaking of wine blogs, Wine Library has

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 16, 2006

Speaking of wine blogs, Wine Library has a video blog about wine. Not sure about the spit bucket thing on camera tho… (thx, erik)

The Pour is a wine blog by

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 16, 2006

The Pour is a wine blog by the NY Times wine guy, Eric Asimov. Asimov joins Frank Bruni on the food and bev blogging front for the Times. The Pour includes a list of links to other wine blogs and resources as well. Nicely done.

Waiter Rant on how to order wine

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 03, 2006

Waiter Rant on how to order wine without looking like an asshole. “When I see someone [smell the cork] I know I’m dealing with a complete amateur. Guess what you’re gonna smell? Cork!”

The SF Chronicle has a list of

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 20, 2005

The SF Chronicle has a list of the top 100 wines of 2005.

Update: This list covers only wines from CA, WA, OR, and ID, not from the whole US or world. (thx, rich)

Meg recaps our daytrip to the Mekong

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 27, 2005

Meg recaps our daytrip to the Mekong Delta. If you go, partake not of the rice and banana wines. Holy antifreeze, Batman!

Winerd (wine + nerd, get it?) is a

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 14, 2005

Winerd (wine + nerd, get it?) is a board game that involves wine tasting and looks like a cross between Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, and Asshole.

Cheap wine

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 14, 2005

The Morning News lists some of their favorite wines that sell for under $10.

Pairing wine with fast food. How about

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 07, 2005

Pairing wine with fast food. How about a 2003 Pinot with your Kentucky Fried Chicken or a nice Cabernet to go with your Taco Bell Burrito Supreme? Need more pairings for fast food? Try here, here, or here.

A company called Enologix uses spectroscopy and

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 10, 2005

A company called Enologix uses spectroscopy and chromotography to predict wine scores with a high level of accuracy. Critic Robert Parker introduced wine scoring (here’s his perfect score list) but some say that his dominance is not such a good thing.

So, you wanna go into the wine business…

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 05, 2005

So, you wanna go into the wine business…. Well, listen up kid, here’s some good advice from someone who’s been there.

The NY Times picks some good bottles

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 27, 2005

The NY Times picks some good bottles of wine for under $10. For those of you who want to move up from the Two Buck Chuck a little.

Steve makes prison wine out of moldy

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 08, 2005

Steve makes prison wine out of moldy bread, ketchup, grape juice, raisins, garbage bags, and tube socks. “It’s hard to believe this started out as a bag of fruit snacks and grape juice. Yet somehow these ingredients went from sweet and child-like to harsh and alcoholic quicker than Lindsay Lohan.”

How to open a bottle of wine

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 30, 2005

How to open a bottle of wine when you don’t have a corkscrew.

How four little paragraphs about wine in

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 30, 2005

How four little paragraphs about wine in Time magazine caused such a ruckus in France and Napa Valley.

In defense of drinking expensive wine

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 21, 2005

In defense of drinking expensive wine.

If you get the right bottle, aged

posted by Jason Kottke   May 17, 2005

If you get the right bottle, aged champagne can be quite tasty.

Steve Leveen suggests that people stop finishing

posted by Jason Kottke   May 16, 2005

Steve Leveen suggests that people stop finishing books they aren’t enjoying. Compares books to wine, says that we should “taste” a variety of books and only “drink” the ones we really like.