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Italian Pinot Noir? – Episode #298

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews the 2011 Mezzacorona Pinot Noir from Italy. This episode is part of the series leading up to Episode 300 being live streamed on 4/28 from Max’s Wine Dive in San Antonio, TX. Below are links to watch the show live and to also attend the show [...]

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Boot Wine – Episode #293

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews the 2012 Stivali Sangiovese from Italy. Stivali means “boots” in Italian. This episode is part of the series leading up to Episode 300 on 4/28 at Max’s Wine Dive in San Antonio, TX.
Links for today’s show:
Sessi Wine – Importer of Stivali
Eventbrite – Go here to register [...]

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2013 New Year’s Eve Special – Episode #288

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews 3 sparkling wines for your New Year’s Eve celebration,. The wines are from 3 different countries, so there should be something for everyone. Wines reviewed in this episode are the Non-Vintage Borgoluce Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, the 2010 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs, and the Non-Vintage Moet [...]

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2013 Christmas Special – Episode #287

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark picks 3 wines for Christmas. These may not be the first three wines that come to mind for Christmas, but they are interesting choices. All the wines were purchased at the newest wine merchant to enter the San Antonio market – Total Wine & More. Mark reviews [...]

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Tap the Brunello – Episode #286

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews a couple random wines he picked up this year. One wine is from several months ago at a visit to World Market – the 2009 The Tapas Collection Tempranillo. The other wine is a wine he got at Wine Library while on vacation in New Jersey. [...]

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Thanksgiving Special 2013 – Episode #285

In this year’s Thanksgiving Special, Mark reviews 3 wine suggested by his good friend Ceci Barretto of Vinously Speaking Wine Shop. She recently had a food and wine pairing for Thanksgiving at her shop and these were three of a group of wines she featured. Two wines are not typical Thanksgiving wines while the Pinot [...]

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Meet the Somm – Craig Collins MS – Episode #283

In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, I get a chance to sit down with Craig Collins, Master Sommelier (MS). We were able to meet up the day after TEXSOM (Texas Sommelier Conference) at the Four Seasons Hotel & Resort in Las Colinas (Dallas), TX. I got the chance to get to know Craig [...]

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Canto Cantele – Episode #280

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews four wines from the Cantele Winery in Puglia (Apulia) Italy. These were kindly donated by my friend, Dr. Jeremy Parzen, in Austin. I review 4 wines here. First is the 2011 Chardonnay. Not a grape that comes to mind when thinking Italian wine, especially in Southern [...]

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Bubbles & Fried Chicken? At Max’s Wine Dive – Episode #272

In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark finally rights some wrongs as the Foursquare Mayor of Max’s Wine Dive in San Antonio. He has been going to Max’s for almost two years and has never had two of their signature dishes – Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers. Mark visited with Whitney [...]

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Tasting Brunello With Kevin Zraly – Episode #270

In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark makes the long overdue trek to Houston, TX to attend a tasting of Brunello di Montalcino sponsored by the Consorzio Vino Brunello di Montalcino. 30 producers from Tuscany (Toscana) were brought to the United States to show their 2008 vintage. Only two cities were chosen – [...]

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