The Wine Country in Signal Hill has one of the most robust wine tasting programs around. Wednesday night, the 20-year-old shop is holding a Williams Selyem Pinot Noir tasting that’s been long in the making.
To properly frame the sort of revelation that follows, you need to understand a few things. The first is that I am deeply fortunate to be able to attend a number of fancy wine events each year. These events are one to three-day epics of tasting and eating that consumers pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars to go attend. Show More Summary
Before Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess was singing "Pinot Noir," he starred as the Witch from Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Burgess reprised his role (briefly) for Sondheim's birthday celebration. Just try and watch this clip without weeping. Read more...
"It's strange to talk about how people are adoring me." That's how Tituss Burgess describes the fan reaction to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt -- one that most definitely would not be shared by his hilarious, deliciously fabulous, musically inclined fame-starved divo alter ego Titus Andromedon. Show More Summary
Every year, just as Winter, or what passes for winter in southern California, begins to turn the corner towards Spring, lovers of Pinot Noir gather on the cliffs of Santa Barbara for a celebration of the grape they love. The World of Pinot Noir offers three days of immersion into everything Pinot in the bucolic setting of Bacara Resort. Show More Summary
Netflix's new show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is quickly taking the world by storm. We've already begun humming Titus's "Pinot Noir" song without even realizing it, and there's no way we're getting that addictive theme song out of our heads, either. Show More Summary
Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a fan of viral videos within the show, having made its theme song out of one and main character Titus (Tituss Burgess) even tried to create one with his "Pinot Noir" music video. Of course, Titus...Show More Summary
Germany has the third largest amount of pinot noir planted, trailing only France and the United States. In fact their total acreage eclipses both Australia and New Zealand’s pinot noir plantings combined. (The local name for the grape...Show More Summary
Nik Mavromatis of Greystone I’m at Prowein. It’s a huge trade fair, with 50 000 attendees from around the world. The scale of this fair is daunting. It is the first time I’ve attended:I’d been scared off by its size in the past. Once you get past the frustrations of having 50 000 people swelling [...]
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has rapidly become a pop culture comedy phenomenon, which makes sense if you've seen the show - it's goofy and addictive (blame Netflix). While Ellie Kemper is a hilarious lead, she gets some comedic competition from her eccentric roommate, Titus (Tituss Burgess). Show More Summary
Seeing that I am off to Germany for a few days I thought I’d write up two German Pinot Noirs that I opened last night. I really like German Pinot Noir, mainly because I love Pinot Noir generally, and Germany makes some very good ones. But they vary a lot. In my experience, most are [...]
Like a fine pinot noir, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the perfect pairing for any night of TV. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's latest brainchild is zany, hilarious and gave us Jenna Maroney reincarnated. And we totally cannot get enough. Netflix's...Show More Summary
Until this morning at 3am, I was not a fan of the Ellie Kemper-powered new show The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. But something about watching a music video making fun of the Countess Luann school of singing while being about dicks is just broke me. And it will break you, too. Troll the respawn, Jeremy! And trust in Titus Andromedon. Read more...
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San Franciscans, please join me on March 16 at the Metreon City View for In Pursuit of Balance, a tasting of California pinot noir and chardonnay that has an honest-to-God manifesto behind it. IPOB is a group of producers “seeking… Continue reading ? The post Event: IPOB Offers Pinot with a Twist appeared first on Drinkhacker.
This is a really good Central Otago Pinot Noir for a very good price. It’s an own-label wine form Marks & Spencer made by Duncan Forsyth at Mount Edward. It will need a bit of time for the oak to integrate fully, but at £16 a bottle this is punching above its weight. Earth’s End Pinot [...]
This New Zealand Pinot (produced by Kim Crawford) is a lean expression of the grape, particularly by Kiwi standards. Herbal, almost vegetal on the nose, it hits the palate with a surprising degree of sweetness. This settles down quickly once… Continue reading ? The post Review: 2012 Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago appeared first on Drinkhacker.
This past year I spent the better half of November and December drinking Spanish Tempranillo and room-temperature white Burgundy. Since the New Year, I've left the Old World for wines made here in the states in one of my favorite regions: Oregon's Willamette Valley, which is known mostly for its Pinot Noir.
Two new wines from our friends at J Vineyards, located in Sonoma County, California. Thoughts follow. 2013 J Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley – Rich, currant-laced fruit pops beautifully in this well-crafted Pinot Noir, offering notes of slightly sweetened… Continue reading ? The post Review: 2013 J Vineyards Pinot Noir and Chardonnay appeared first on Drinkhacker.
There are cool wine stores. There are amazing wine bars. And then there is Les Marchands, the epitome of both and the epicenter of everything good about wine in Santa Barbara. Since I'll be in town for the World of Pinot Noir event,Show More Summary