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by Samuel Dearden
February 25th, 2021, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Wineshops - Davis to SF, CA
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: Wineshops - Davis to SF, CA

Berkeley Bowl, Oakland Yard, Bay Grape all have very fun selections of wines with knowledgeable staff
by Samuel Dearden
January 29th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wine Pairing for Cioppino?
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Wine Pairing for Cioppino?

In my experience, I've gotten the best pleasure out of the meal and wine when I've paired the cioppino with a higher acid red wine. Think carneros/sonoma coast pinot noir or a sangiovese. Give a tempranillo a try if you're feeling adventurous. Good luck and enjoy!
by Samuel Dearden
January 26th, 2021, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: red wine allergy?
Replies: 19
Views: 5020

Re: red wine allergy?

Histamines from the skin contact in red wine usually is the culprit especially for those who have a histamine intolerance. I know it's a hassle, but try taking a Claritin, a Zyrtec, or some other allergy medicine before consumption and that might ease the headache.
by Samuel Dearden
January 22nd, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 48
Views: 4989

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Sorry, realize this was months ago but: minimize skin contact as much as possible, consider adding a fining agent (activated charcoal), reverse osmosis (expensive) are all options. Similarly, there are certain yeast strains that will bring out naturally fruity characteristics in some wines, masking ...
by Samuel Dearden
January 21st, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 4432

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

My dad did the same thing for me, bought about a case of '96 wines but then bought several magnums which is the way I would go. Slower oxidation in the magnums will allow it to age better, plus if you have birthday dinners for kids when they are older (drinking age of course), decide to have a bunch...
by Samuel Dearden
January 19th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 83
Views: 3871

Re: best pairings

2016 Dagueneau blanc fume de pouilly with grilled spanish octopus
by Samuel Dearden
January 19th, 2021, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2702

Re: Wine rules you should break

There should be no real rules when it comes to drinking wine (for the most part), pairing a wine with a food, drinking a certain wine out of a certain glass, etc. There are definitely suggestions people give for enhancing certain situations, but people should really do whatever makes them happiest a...

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