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Dope wine: Irvine Albarino – do I drink it or smoke it?

By Jim Boyce I recently tried the Australian wine Irvine Albarino and agreed with a fellow taster that it smelled like marijuana. It didn’t only smell like marijuana. The first smell was petrol and made me think of a Riesling. The second smell was a cupboard of herbs and that included a sticky hint of […]

Flamme special: Beaujolais Nouveau and Coke at RMB13 per glass

- By Jim Boyce (note: this first appeared here on May 11), People like to snicker at Chinese who mix wine and Coke even though: 1) such mixology can make some of the crappier vino more palatable and 2) such a combo is imbibed about the world. If you haven’t tried it, and would like […]

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