Daily Archives: January 18, 2018

The Random Samples (Imports)—1/17/2018

Our friend Jeff Kralik, the Drunken Cyclist is a finalist for the 2018 Millésima Wine Blog Awards! Please go HERE and vote for him so that I might win a trip to Bordeaux! Cheers and thank you!

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I am a finalist for the 2018 Millésima Wine Blog Awards! Please go HERE and vote for me so that I might win a trip to Bordeaux!

It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Drink Them and It Will ComeSummer is Here, So That Means (More) Rosé, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter.

Other times, I get just a bottle or two that do not have any apparent connection or link. Instead of holding on to those bottles until the “right” combination comes along, I decided to link all these “random” bottles together, making their own category (and, being the math geek that I am, “random sample” has a bit of a double entendre….

The first two wines come from Domaine Bousquet, which…

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