A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 764: A Whole Lot of Tasting Going On

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Rotari Brut 2014 (Trentino, Vintages #15679, $19.75)
(80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, made in the classical method.) Pale straw colour; active mousse; toasty, apple and lemon bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, apple flavour with a honeyed note and crisp, citrus finish. Great length. (91) BB Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 763: Webinar Wine Tasting

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Friday, May 19th: Hosted a webinar wine tasting for healthcare clients of a law firm. Participants were sent a list of the following wines before the event so that they could have them in front of them while I talked about the wines and led them through the tasting. Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 762: Wines of Germany and Other Tastings

Monday, May 8th: I participated in a webinar tasting at 12:45 pm today, entitled “German Wines: A Closer Look with Anne Krebiehl, MW and John Szabo, MS.” Participants were sent a case of eight wines, which we sampled along with the hosts, after Anne Krebiehl gave an authoritative overview of Germany’s wine regions, their climates and their soil characteristics.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 761: Burrowing Owl Tasting and Others

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The Hypochondriac’s Survival Guide to COVID-19

Amazon refuses to publish my book The Hypochondriac’s Survival Guide to COVID-19. So I’m giving it away free.

My friend Frank Daley, who edited it, has posted the saga on his website, The Daley Post.
Proceeds from the sale of the book were to go to Grapes for Humanity (www.grapesforhumanity.com; for American visitors, www.gfhglobal.org). At the end of this post you will find the URL to download your copy with its amazing cover. Please feel free to pass it on. Continue reading

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