Wink Wine Restaurant Review – A Wine-Lover’s Dream in Austin, TX

Along my road-trip from Las Vegas to New Jersey, I stopped in Austin to prospect the city as a possible place to move. I researched Restaurants and Winebars in Austin and stumbled upon Wink.  I’m surely grateful I did! Not only was the food delicious, but as my site states, I’m here to remove snobbery from the world of wine;

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Sforzato…Gesundheit! It’s Not a Sound, Sforzato is a Great Italian Wine!

If Amarone and Barolo had a baby it would be Sforzato.  Sforzato is an Italian Red Wine made from the Nebbiolo grape and is from Valtellina.  Valtellina is located in the Lombardia region of Italy.  Just a quick review:  Amarone is an Italian red wine known as “Passito wine” which is created from the Appassimento method. Appassimento is a winemaking

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The Modern Somm Updates

Hey Everyone, I wanted to update you on some new stuff… A new Resource page for all things related to the Wine, Beer, Spirits and Food Industry where I will feature websites and fellow bloggers: Click Here for my Industry Resource Page Franklin Liquors is currently a featured industry resources for news and reviews. New Pages on My site to

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Syrah Vs. Shiraz – DING! DING! DING!

What’s the difference between Syrah and Shiraz? This is a very common question and while it may be common wine logic to some, it’s still a mystery to the average wine drinker.  Syrah and Shiraz are the same grape.  The difference between Shiraz and Syrah comes down to style. Shiraz is what “Syrah” is called in Australia; everywhere else around

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Understanding U.S. Wine Laws Part 2 – Quick Breakdown

Here’s a further breakdown of the wine laws from yesterday’s post. If you’re looking at a bottle of California Wine, Washington Wine or Oregon Wine, the more names you see on the label the better. Ex: Andrew Will – Horse Heaven Hills – Champoux Vineyard Producer – Andrew Will Region – Washington State A.V.A. – Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard –

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