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Visiting Freemark Abbey – Episode #314

In this special episode 1337 Wine TV, Mark visits the first of several wineries on his trip to California and Arizona. Mark interviews Ted Edwards, winemaker at Freemark Abbey. Wines tasted in this episode are the 2013 Chardonnay, 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Merlot, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Bouche Vineyard, and 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon […]

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Monster Chiller Thriller Wine V – Episode #313

Bwahahahaha. Happy Halloween everyone! In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark pulls out all the stops and reviews 3 Halloween-themed wines. First is a wine everyone has probably seen on the store shelves, the 2012 Mosselland Riesling Cat Bottle – Black. Second is the 2013 Besieged Red Wine from Ravenswood. The last wine […]

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The Wine Illuminati – Episode #312

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews the 2005 Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Italy.
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Illuminati Wines
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I’ve Got The Old Cure – Episode #311

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews a wine that was supposed to be for Cabernet Day, but ended up being a Merlot based wine. He reviews the 2001 Chateau La Vielle Cure from Fronsac. Fronsac is on the Right Bank of Bordeaux just north of Libourne.
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Chateau La Vielle Cure
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Monty’s Wine – Episode #310

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark review the Montes Limited Selection Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere. This is part of a series of 1-wine reviews in a run-up to his annual Halloween Special. Wine was purchased from Underground Cellar.
Links for this episode:
Underground Cellar
Montes Wines
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Cabernet Day 2014 – Episode #309

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark participates in Cabernet Day. This is the video from the Google Hangout On Air he did on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Since he was planning on having other guests on the Hangout, he didn’t record the show as per usual on his camera and audio recorder. As […]

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Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition 2014

I am a Sommelier. Not because I’ve earned a pin that says I’m certifiable certified from the Court of Master Sommeliers. It’s in my job title. But even before my current job, I was the sommelier at those other jobs. But at those places I was known as the “wine guy.” Saying “sommelier” in one […]

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Experiencing TexSom 2014

This is a copy of my post on the San Antonio Sommelier Association’s website. Please visit SASA for more information about our organization.
TexSom 2014 – The Texas Sommelier Conference
For our first post here on SASA I thought I’d share my experience at TexSom. TexSom is a conference started in Austin in 2005 by Master Sommeliers […]

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Donna, Don’t Stop Believing – Episode #308

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two more wines he purchased from Underground Cellar. First up is the 2011 Donnafugata Sedara Nero d’Avola. Second is the 2010 Finale Wines All Access Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine comes from Jonathan Cain, keyboardist with Journey.
Links for this episode:
Underground Cellar
Donnafugata
Finale Wines
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Malm Cellars – Episode #307

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines from Malm Cellars he purchased via a deal from Underground Cellar. First up is the 2012 Dry Creek Zinfandel. Second is the Non-Vintage Cross Blend.
Link for this episode:
Underground Cellar – Special sellout deals
Malm Cellars – Unfortunately as of this post, the website is suspended, […]

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