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James Molesworth

August 2006

The Working Person's Wine...
Posted: Aug 30, 2006 9:59am ET
Labor Day is approaching, which means the summer is ending (sad), but the kids are going back the school (whew!). It won't be long before the grill is covered up for winter and the vegetable garden is a pile of mulch.
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Looking For The Tiger Woods of Wine...
Posted: Aug 28, 2006 4:08pm ET
With his win this past weekend, Tiger Woods continued his amazing run - four straight. He did it in the pouring rain, too. (On a side note, I advanced out of the qualifying round in my club championship, playing in the pouring rain on Sunday as well).
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The Cure For The Monday Night Blahs...
Posted: Aug 24, 2006 10:44am ET
On Monday night, I was at a Rhône tasting at New York’s Tribeca Grill. It started at 5:30. I got there at 5:35, and I was not the first person in the room. Not by a long shot. By 6:00, the place was packed.
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Surprised By What Is (And Isn't) In My Cellar...
Posted: Aug 21, 2006 1:35pm ET
Every six months, I do an inventory on my cellar, if for nothing else than to catch all those bottles that I forgot I actually drank, ahem. It’s been eye-opening for me to see how my cellar has changed over the last two years.
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When Good Is Really Good
Posted: Aug 15, 2006 10:20am ET
I was in Massachusetts celebrating my sister’s wedding this past weekend. After the ceremony in the Harvard Memorial Church, we all headed up to Gloucester for the reception. During the party, I was (inevitably) asked about the wines being served – a crisp, tangy Fratelli Prà Soave Classico 2005 and a bright, refreshing Château d'Oupia Minervois Rosé 2005.
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Looking at Bordeaux Prices - From the Personal and Business Side
Posted: Aug 11, 2006 9:52am ET
Spoke to Didier Virot last night at Aix. In addition to being a really good chef, Virot is also an avid and knowledgeable wine collector. He's unhappy with the '05 Bordeaux pricing, as it seems most other folks here in the U.
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A Sit Down With Francisco Baettig...
Posted: Aug 7, 2006 10:57am ET
I sat down the other day with Francisco Baettig, head winemaker at Chile’s Viña Errázuriz winery, located in the Aconcagua Valley. Baettig, 36, took over the reins there in mid-2003, and the 2004 vintage is the first under his direct control.
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You Think It's Fun Being A Wine Critic?
Posted: Aug 4, 2006 1:51pm ET
Most days it is - other than being a touring golf pro, there's not much else I'd rather do in life. But some days it isn't. Like today. The heat has finally broken in New York, and my mind is on the weekend.
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