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"Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmaries." - 1 Timothy 5:23

This page will be devoted to the Wizard's enjoyment of that noblest of all beverages, wine.  Here I shall gather a personal record of wine tastings, meals and special occasions and events for which wine served as a major accompaniment. 

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Wild Horse Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Santa Barbara  Type: Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 1997
Source: Geerlings & Wade Price: $15.99
Where tasted: At home Date: 2/19/2000
Occasion: Dinner Meal: Steak With whom: Marlis (my wife)
Personality: Full-bodied Red Rating: 90 
Notes: While this wine exhibits typical Cabernet character, it seems to do so without the harsh, tannins that are sometimes associated with this variety. Aromas of ripe, dark cherry combine with hints of coffee and a slight earthy note. On the palate, the wine is velvety and full-bodied, delivering intense bright cherry fruit and a persistent, pleasing finish.

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Wine: Les Calcerniers Chateauneuf du Pape
Region: Rhone Type: Chateauneuf du Pape Vintage: 1997
Source: Christmas present from Mom Price: ??
Where tasted: At home Date: 2/20/2000
Occasion: Dinner Meal: Roladen With whom: Marlis, Mom, Greg and Vanessa
Personality: Full-bodied Red Rating: 91
Notes: A variety of grapes provides this wine with a subtle symphony of aromas. Characterized by an attractive transparency, perfectly balanced in the mouth with the fragrance of citrus fruit.

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Wine: Domaine de Fussiacus Pouilly-Fuisse
Region: Burgundy Type: Chardonnay Vintage: 1997
Source: Geerlings and Wade Price: $19.99
Where tasted: At home Date: 2/27/2000
Occasion: Dinner Meal: Pork Tenderloin With whom: Marlis, Mom, Greg and Vanessa
Personality: Crisp white Rating: 91
Notes: Charming yet powerful, this wine offers gripping aromas of exotic fruits and a generous mouth full with a buttery vigor.