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The Bored Palate Cure: Cool Wines To Try Now

May 12 2014, 11:40am CDT | by

Full disclosure: I never really find wine boring, but I do feel the need to break up with my current wine habit and try something new. Lately I’ve been all hot and heavy with Pinot Noir. In need of...

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The Bored Palate Cure: Cool Wines To Try Now

May 12 2014, 11:40am CDT | by

Full disclosure: I never really find wine boring, but I do feel the need to break up with my current wine habit and try something new.

Lately I’ve been all hot and heavy with Pinot Noir. In need of something totally unique, I spent a week opening bottles from the sample boxes, tasting unusual grape varieties and wines from lesser-known regions. This month, among other things, I discovered the concentrated purity of wine from Mt. Etna and the freshness of organic Greek red. If you don’t see these on your wine store shelf, I suggest asking your wine retailer to steer you in a similar direction. To honor many of the great wines that go unnoticed by the masses, this recurring column will feature a selection of unheralded gems that merit a mention as well as wines with a great story. The whole point is to break with habit and explore. And, if you find something amazing in the process, well then, please share.

2009 Tascante, IGT, Sicily, Italy. Mt. Etna’s lava-laced soils inject a special vibrancy and zippy minerality that leaves the mouth-watering complexity on the palate long after the wine is gone. It’s built for food, but I enjoyed sipping it long after dinner. New York Chef Melissa Daka, owner of two Sicilian-inspired restaurants, Bar Eolo and Pastai, praises the versatility of Mt. Etna’s wines, noting, “Wines have been produced since antiquity on Mount Etna, but a recent resurgence of winemaking on the volcano is finally making a name for these intense, multi-faceted wines on the international market. The area’s bold, dry reds pair well with braised meats, especially with lamb and goat, which are staples of Sicilian cuisine.”

2010 Sofos, The Wise Old Man, Greece. Made with organic grapes, this blend of Cabernet and Agioritiko has notes of cherry cola on the nose and a mouth-puckering savory quality. It has a nice fruit forward personality balanced with nice structure and soft tannins.

2007 Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco, Italy. Luscious and intense, a cerebral wine that needs a good bit of air before truly opening up. I might even suggest opening this bottle the night before you want to drink it. Black Cherry, forest, spice—some bitter chocolate notes, layered and complex. Tannins are dusty in a rustic way. Serve a steak, aerate this wine, and watch it evolve throughout the evening.

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RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dewan Rakyat was told toda ...
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Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was broken ...
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Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rejected by the Dewan Rakya ...
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MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Ser ...
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7 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in the sout ...
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Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2.78 mill ...
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7 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri M ...
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7 weeks ago

Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving a ...
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7 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Bazaar Scheme 2 ...
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Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Damansara Skyway (Kidex) ...
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