Your Guide to Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wine



We don’t see a lot of Merlot on the No Spoof Zone since most of it is, well, spoofulated. The Domaine de la Patience Merlot is an exception however. Lyle practically forgot what real Merlot smelled like until now.


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Lyle has two words for this wine: Needs Chicken. All wines should be food wines, but this one in particular is improved with the right food – If you’re looking for a wine to drink on its own, you might want to look elsewhere. Also, see why you need that second sip when judging a wine.


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Evan Spingarn explains why some red wines should be served chilled and that when it comes to spicy dishes “the heat overwhelms the meat.” Also find out why wine bars should constantly sample bottles of wines they serve by the glass.


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German Pinot Noir gets a bad reputation but Friedrich Becker has been turning that around and paving a path for acceptance. Seventy percent of it’s grapes come from Alsace, and thirty percent from the Pfatz, but it’s still labeled a German wine. Find out why Lyle loves this Pinot Noir.


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Evan Spingarn wants to turn America onto Rieslings and this is his gateway drug. But can a young wine still have baby fat? And where’s the best place to go dancing on the Upper West Side if you have a time machine? Find out when Lyle Fass reviews the Gunderloch Jean Baptiste Riesling 2009.


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Evan Spingarn is out to change Lyle’s mind about Rosé. Does calling him the George Bernard Shaw of wine reviewers help out? Watch this review of the Bisson Golfo Del Tigullio Ciliegiolo Rosé 2009 and find out.


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What is this bottle doing on the Orange Wine list, and why can its perfect food match wind you up in prison? Lyle Fass welcomes Evan Spingarn, of NYC’s Tangled VIne Bar, to the No Spoof Zone to find out.


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Gewurtztraminers are love it or hate it wines. They can be flamboyant, but which of these wines is more Liberace and which is more Ted Allen? Lyle tastes two vintages of the Binner Gewurtztraminer Cuvée Beatrice.


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