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  • explodeinmymouth 4:59 pm on September 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    So neglected… 

    I am hoping to revamp and return to blogging soon. Work, life and things in general have been hectic lately but should simmer down soon. Then I will be able to focus back on this passion I’ve shelved for reasons beyond my control (mostly).

  • explodeinmymouth 6:37 pm on May 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , restaurant wine   

    They talked me into the house Chianti… It was okay, nothing spectacular however. Good restaurant QPR but that’s not saying a whole hell of alot.

  • explodeinmymouth 4:13 pm on May 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , dinner out   

    date night with the wife with dinner at Buca di Beppo. Interested in trying one of their dishes with the house Cabernet Sauvignon. Lets see if it really has notes of currant, raspberry, blackberry and vanilla.

  • explodeinmymouth 7:02 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: drinking on friday night   

    what are you drinking tonight and how?

  • explodeinmymouth 7:02 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ipad, leccino zinfandel, old friends,   

    drinking Leccino Zinfandel 2008 and adding music to my iPad. Wife is giggling in the background with an old friend on the phone.

  • explodeinmymouth 5:33 pm on April 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: book, history of, rod phillips,   

    wishes someone could implant all of the wine knowledge from all of history into his brain. Next best thing is the book I’m reading called “A Short History of Wine” by Rod Phillips. I started reading it the other day and it inspired me to restart this site. Two month hiatus wasn’t too long was it?


  • explodeinmymouth 5:00 pm on April 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cork, ,   

    Blog is back on the air everybody… pop the cork, it’s time to celebrate!

  • explodeinmymouth 4:33 pm on April 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cussing, fighting, wine drinking   

    I’m back! Redesign to site coming soon!

  • explodeinmymouth 6:47 pm on February 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: first impressions, powder keg zinfandel,   

    2008 Powder Keg Zinfandel 

    Drinking a bottle of 2008 Powder Keg Zin and it is divine! I’ve never really been a fan of zinfandel, but this bottle totally blows all my notions of zin being bad or overrated away! So full of interesting and lush flavors it’s a map to a new world as yet unexplored! Happy Friday… what are you poppin’ the cork on tonight?

  • explodeinmymouth 10:42 am on January 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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  • explodeinmymouth 10:41 am on January 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , joke,   

    Water to Wine- An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car. He says, “Sir, have you been drinking?” “Just water,” says the priest. The trooper says, “Then why do I smell wine?” The priest looks at the bottle and says, “Good Lord! He’s done it again!”

  • explodeinmymouth 3:56 pm on January 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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  • explodeinmymouth 3:55 pm on January 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?

    Cardinal Richeleu
  • explodeinmymouth 2:28 pm on December 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: black fruit, funky, I know I can find one better blindfolded, kitchen sink, raspberries   

    Review- 2008 Maison Maurel Vedeau Les Cépages Pinot Noir 

    Ending the year on a downer with this absolutely pathetic attempt at wine. Doesn’t even taste like others in it’s class and has a nose that smells like a wet, stinky kitchen sink! Taste was okay, but not anything that is noteworthy. Basic black fruit, wood, light spice, raspberries… It just doesn’t hold together well and strikes out with me. Cheap? Yes. Serviceable? Not in this house it isn’t! There are many other Pinot Noirs I would recommend for even less than this one. Avoid at all cost!

    I sure hope the 2004 Barolo I bought to ring in the new year kicks some serious ass as I’m so depressed by this wine I wanna bury my cork and forget everything right now… Happy New Year everybody!

    Personal Palate Score- 0.8 out of 5 (I’m being nice)
    $7.99 @ Fresh & Easy Marketplace
    12.5% ABV

  • explodeinmymouth 1:16 pm on December 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Ralph Waldo Emerson,   

    Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of care.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • explodeinmymouth 1:08 pm on December 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , wine reviews   

    Added Cork’d feed to the blog… One of my resolutions is to use Cork’d to write and store all reviews as part of a greater community of vino-lovers!

  • explodeinmymouth 9:24 am on December 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , friend me up, profile   

    My Cork’d profile… Please add me as a friend!:-)


    I hope to do most of my scoring via Cork’d in 2010 and beyond!

  • explodeinmymouth 4:12 pm on December 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , mirassou,   

    Review- 2006 Mirassou Cabernet Sauvignon 

    This wine, which can be found in all corners of any grocery store it seems and is a ho-hum symphony of complacency and disappointment. Cheap, basic and just lacking any character. I even attempted to decant overnight with no tangible results in the chemistry of this sleeping giant. Mirassou has to be as common as Yellow Tail in some places and I find it as average if not more appallingly so. Black cherries, mild notes of dark chocolate and a rancid licorice aftertaste make this not worth the price tag. If you buy it, drink it with a meal to help mask the taste that will leave you completely uninspired to drink any more of it.

    Personal Palate Score- 1.2 out of 5
    $3.99 @ Fresh & Easy Marketplace
    13.5% ABV

  • explodeinmymouth 4:01 pm on December 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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  • explodeinmymouth 2:27 pm on December 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: episodes, , , ,   

    I’m watching WLTV episode by @garyvee http://tv.winelibrary.com/2009/12/24/christmas-wines-together-episode-792/

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