Benfold’s, somm video, Viagra, wine competitions – sipped and spit


SIPPED: impossible pairings!
The robotic sommelier videos are back! And this could be the funniest one ever! Click above to view the encounter between diner an open/close-minded diner and an exasperated somm.

SIPPED: Red, white and…blue?
“Viagra-spiked wine nearly kills husband” [winetimes.co.za]

SIPPED: good times
Elin McCoy plunges into the fun of Beaujolais 2009 [Bloomberg]

SIPPED: go, go godello
“Northern Spain has become a white-wine Valhalla.” [Slate]

benfolds SIPPED: wine’s fake Rolex?
Beijing Boyce posts about finding a wine labeled as “Benfold’s” for sale in China.

SPIT: wine competitions
NY Cork Report says they won’t participate as judges in competitions any more. Discussion ensues.

SPIT: oak barrels
Want all the oak flavor with none of the…oak? Say hello to flexitanks! They can “impart flavours, tannins and aromas.” [weeklytimesnow.com.au]

SPIT: the wrong kind of bubbly
“Drinking cava on shipboard is worse that shooting an albatross and will lead to a similar fate!” Reader comment

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10 Responses to “Benfold’s, somm video, Viagra, wine competitions – sipped and spit”


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    Very funny Smelliere, Samuri, err Sommelier video (I know not another video) via @drvino [link to post] #wine

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    #Jokes RT @SipwithMe: Very funny Smelliere, Samuri, err Sommelier video (I know not another video) via @drvino [link to post] #wine

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    RT @drvino: Benfold’s, somm video, Viagra, wine competitions – sipped and spit [link to post] < nice stuff this week!

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  4. Love your stuff Alder.


  5. send me info to leo@leopanelli.com


  6. Loved the video. It’s like Friday night at the restaurant! I’m a server, not a “smellier,” but the questions are much the same! Oh, and I really, really can’t wait to suggest a Pinot Grigio to someone with the phrase, “Maybe you’d like a Pinot Grigio, it’s flavorless, cheap and benign.” Aaah, good stuff!!


  7. and i learned a lot!


  8. Not bad I love it.


  9. There are some fascinating deadlines on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There may be some validity but I’ll take hold opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well


  10. It’s difficult to come across knowledgeable persons on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks


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