Friday, July 4, 2014


Well here I am, back again after another typical extended absence.

When I first started this blog, I had all kinds of ideas about stuff and was eager to put them in writing and share. Then I started running out of ideas and got burned out and started forcing myself to come up with stuff which, in hindsight and even at the time I wrote it, wasn't all that good. I still think I came up with some zinger posts early on, though.

Then I got boring.

Maybe I'm still boring but I feel like writing again so we'll see just how long that lasts.

First off, though, I would like to issue a disclaimer.

The title of this blog, One Wine Per Week, is not necessarily accurate. Yes, sometimes I drink one wine per week but on average I drink more than one wine per week. I average about 1.5 to 1.75 wines per week using my system of splitting a 750 ml bottle into 4 portions, drinking the first one on day one and then the next three on subsequent days.

And also, the title of this blog is not a guarantee that I am going to be writing about one wine per week so there is no contract, either express or implied, between me and you, that should lead to any expectation on the part of the reader that I will be delivering one wine per week to anyone.

Now that I got that administrative stuff out of the way, it's time to get back into this blog.

Happy 4th of July to all! I recently had the Tangent 2012 Albarino, Edna Valley Paragon Vineyards bottling that I purchased from a Costco up north for a very reasonable $11.49. This would make a wonderful wine to celebrate the day, especially here in sweltering Southern California.

Right away it was agreeable. A fresh-looking light yellow-gold, it had nicely fruity and flowery aromas: honeyed jasmine is the way my nose thought about it (assuming my nose can think). It was lip-smacking good on the palate, with juicy pineapple, peach and apricot flavors set off with vibrant acidity. The Tangent web site says they make wines that are meant to be enjoyed young and fresh and they sure hit the mark with this one. It was delicious.

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