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The best of Wine Spectator in 2009 <link>

It’s all there in one article. Make sure you read the one about how red wine improves your sex life and the Californian Pinot tasting.

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Wine Spectator’s annual list of the Top 100 wines is here <link> it’s a pdf.

The Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet is #1. <link> And it’s only $27 a bottle.

New Zealand makes its contribution. I recommend the Kumeu River Chardonnay #41.

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Luigi Bosca

Meet the Luigi Bosca Reserva Pinot Noir ’07 from Argentina. Wine Spectator give it 90 points and say the following:

“”The cherry-colored 2007 Pinot Noir was barrel-fermented and aged in oak for eight months. It has enticing varietal aromas of raspberry and strawberry leading to a friendly, velvety-textured, sweetly fruited Pinot with attractive flavors and good length. Drink this excellent value over the next four years.”

If they had any you could buy it here <link>

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Just cos I could I decided to run a third experiment using RSS – it’s simply brilliant (RSS that is). I set out to see how much wine-related information I could aggregate from around t’Internet.

I got the idea from del.icio.us (which I think is fabulous). You see I have a “wine” subscription on del.icio.us which sends me all the links that people tag with “wine”. So I took an RSS feed and put it into wordpress. Then I went off into the wine world to see what feeds I could find. Heaps or should that be vats.

  • eRobert Parker wine of the day
  • Wine Spectator – Headlines, Daily Picks, Blog Posts
  • Decanter News
  • Berry Bros & Rudd Fine Wine Blog
  • Cork’d’s most popular

I also got a feed out of Flickr of all the photos tagged “wine”.

Separately I have Google alerts for wine. I don’t think they offer RSS. I’ll check. Maybe I’ll use them as a link blog in the body of the page along with my own thoughts on wine (currently on The Displaced Kiwi) . Watch this space.

I suspect I have just created another Internet backwater. But as before I’m having fun. If wordpress would let me have more that nine RSS feeds I’d fill it up; there is heaps of content just waiting to be aggregated. (I’m becoming Newsgator)

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