Posts Written OnSeptember 16, 2005

Basic Juice Wine Meme — The Best in the Last 30

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My Utah-living vinobrother Beau of Basic Juice has started a wine meme — with two tails, and he’s called upon me as his first "tag, you’re it" victim. For wine bloggers, he’s interested in knowing what the best wine (bottle or glass) is that I’ve tasted in the last 30 days. I’ve tasted so many wines in that span that it’s tough to say…but luckily I’ve got my handy dandy wine notebook to guide me. Thumbing through, there are several contenders…but the winner is:

The First New Wines From Old Vines at Vineyard 48

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                    I first introduced you to Vineyard 48 in early May when they released their first wines under the Vineyard 48 label. Even though Italian-born Rose Pipia and her son Joseph Pipia had taken over the old Bidwell Winery in Cutchogue a year before that, the wines were really old Bidwell stock that was tweaked by winemaker Mathew Berenz and winemaking consultant Roman Roth of Wolffer Estate. While most of the releases were palatable, the ten-dollar red table blend was probably my favorite.                    Everyone at Vineyard 48…