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*Disclaimer: I received this wine as part of a sample from Dancing Coyote*

Gewürztraminer. An unyielding name, grizzly sounding, difficult to spell—even for me with 3 years of high school German. But unfortunately, the German didn’t stick—not even the smallest edelweiss seed was planted in my brain. Except for one thing: “nimmst du die antibabypille?” Are you on birth control? A cassette tape my mother bought for supplemental instruction taught me that.

Gewürz n. spice

Traminer n. family of white grape varieties used in wine production. Known for its succulent and spicy attributes.

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*Disclaimer: I received this wine as part of a sample from Dancing Coyote*

Carey was incredibly excited when I’d told her that I had found a Petite Sirah advocacy organization online. “I wanted to become a member, but it cost $500,” I said hurriedly. Actually, she was confused. Well, pestered might really be a better word. Not that I can blame her, she had been sound asleep—one of her 20-minute power naps that had stretched into 40 because I wasn’t watching the clock—just enough time to execute a little photoshoot and find the aforementioned website: P.S. I love You, A Petite Sirah Advocacy Organization. (more…)

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Corks + CRAFTans, represent! ha, ha.

Over the next couple weeks, Carey and I will be tasting and writing our way through a nice selection of Dancing Coyote’s wine. DC has a corner on the “anything-other-than-oaked-chardonnay” market. Composed of varietals largely unknown to the average consumer in the United States, their white wines cover a spread of regional royalty, showcasing some of the most successful grapes internationally.

Albariño, thanks largely to a few American producers and ardent supporter Gary Vaynerchuk, is thought to be the next rising star in the United States. Therefore, that is where we started with our first review.

Stay tuned for more DC reviews, including the latest Petite Sirah. And we’ll try and figure out what ‘craftans’ are.

Enjoy!

-Rob

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