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Wednesday’s Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Random Vine Happenings and more

First Meritage Time of the 2013!

Let’s start with the answer for the wine quiz #42, Common Traits. In that quiz, you were supposed to identify what can be common between five different wines and/or wineries. I’m happy to report that we have two winners – both vinoinlove and thedrunkencyclist correctly pointed out to the fact that all of those wines use Merlot either as the only or very major component. I also have to note that I’m very impressed with the excellent in-depth analysis conducted by VinoinLove (you can see it in the comments section of the quiz post). As usual, both winners get unlimited bragging rights as their prize.

And now, to the news! Looks like that Natalie MacLean scandal (stealing of the wine reviews etc.) keeps reverberating throughout the blogosphere – here are two recent blog posts on the subject – one from Joe Roberts (a.k.a. 1WineDude), and another one is from Chris Kassel of Intoxicology Report. Both posts are great and if you didn’t read them yet, you really should.

Next, I want to bring to your attention an event coming up in about two weeks in New York. Stefano from Flora’s Table blog posted about Vinitaly International and Slow Wine 2013 taking place in New York city on January 28th. Please check Stefano’s blog post for more information about those events.

Last but not least I want to mention an interesting post by Mike Veseth from Wine Economist blog. This blog post is talking about choice of wine available to today’s wine consumer, who makes those wines and where the wines are coming from. The post is a bit technical, so you will need to pay attention while reading it. That blog post also features a “wine universe” picture you can play with (zoom in, zoom out) – definitely very interesting to see.

That’s all I have for you for today, folks. The glass is empty. Until the next time – Cheers!


  1. January 10, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I know that Intoxicology is a bit of a blogger favorite, but I really don’t get it. It seems at times that the main point is ’trying to be clever’ and it gets a bit played out….. I did like Joe’s, though.

    • talkavino
      January 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

      I understand your point about Intoxicology – it is somewhere out there together with Hose Master – sometimes I also question the rationale behind the writing, but then I like the challenge of getting through all the figures of speech used in there. And Chris’s wine reviews are pretty good.

  2. January 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    The blog post from Joe Roberts was informative. I didn’t know about that yet and now I wonder how I missed it. Thanks for keeping me up to date!

    • talkavino
      January 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      My pleasure, any time : )

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