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Garnet
01-06-2009, 03:10 AM
We are hosting wine group coming up. I thought it would be fun to do a blind reserve and non-reserve counterpart tasting. We live in the SF Bay Area. (So Bev Mo, Trader Joe's, plus many, many wine stores easy access.) Any suggestions or thoughts?

vintner
01-06-2009, 09:26 AM
I'll think on this to see if I can come up with some suggestions, but I have a hunch some others on this group may be better at giving you brands and types of wines. I would bet Bev Mo would be good at this as they have a good selection and know their wines.

I think this could be an interesting tasting. Does reserve make a difference?

I did want to say that some wineries will have reserve but not have a non reserve. Reserve does not have a legal definition, so anyone can make a reserve. Same is true for 'old vine'. A lot of wineries will use that term, but nothing has been defined for how old a vine needs to be to be called old.

Good luck with the tasting. Would love to attend something like that here.

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