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The Wine Press: Are wine descriptions useful information or a pretentious grocery list from some guy’s imagination?

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments · food, The Wine Press

By Dave Solzman Owner, Delius Restaurant There seems to be no end to the scents and flavors that people detect while giving their first impression of a wine. Could they really be tasting all those fruit flavors; black currant, blackberry, cherry, pineapple, lemon, lime, peach, apricot, apple and pear? And how about those non-fruit flavors? […]

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“The Wine Press”– Ordering the right wine with dinner on your next date

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments · The Wine Press

By Alicia Shelton Owner, Gaslamp Restaurant 6251 E. PCH It used to be that whenever I went out to dinner I loved reading through the wine list, but absolutely hated having to order from it. How would I know which wine would live up to all my expectations for the night? How would I know […]

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It’s No Wonder People Don’t Drink Wine!

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments · The Wine Press

By Randy Kemner, Proprietor, The Wine Country If I were a winery owner, I’d love to produce a wine that makes a top 100 list. I wouldn’t have to work as hard selling my wine. People all over the country would be beefing up their orders, and retailers would see their racks quickly emptied and […]

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What is a wine tasting … really?

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments · The Wine Press

By Dave Solzman, Owner, Delius Restaurant I am frequently asked by customers to put on a “wine tasting” for their private party here at the restaurant or sometimes when we cater at their homes. On face value, this sounds like a simple enough request and something that is right up my alley. In theory it […]

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The Wine Press : The truth behind 90-point wines and the rating system

May 21st, 2008 · No Comments · The Wine Press

By Randy Kemner Proprietor, The Wine Country There is a lot of psychological power in a wine score based upon the 100-point scoring system invented by critic Robert Parker when you see one on the shelf of a wine department or in a wine magazine. Those numbers readily transfer to our deepest, darkest memories, dredging […]

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