All posts by Ted Scheffler

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  • IMBIBE: Wine List Anatomy 101

    Deconstructing restaurant wine selections, from minuscule to massive. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Depending on your wine knowledge and comfort level in selecting wines in restaurants, being presented with the wine list can be a humbling experience, or...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: The Tequila Trials

    Sampling a slew of titilating tequilas. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’ve been toying with tequila. Well, tasting some interesting ones, actually. And, that’s easier said than done, given the mind-bending properties of tequila that most of us...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Zeroing in on Zinfandel

    The uneven history and uncertain future of a great American wine. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Although its origins go back to Croatia and, in more recent times, to Italy, I contend that Zinfandel is America’s great wine....

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Riesling Reverence

    Notes on the world’s most disrespected wine. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Riesling gets a bad rap—even at my house. My wife (sorry, honey) inevitably says about Riesling, “I don’t like sweet wines.” And that, indeed, is the...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Sipping Portugal

    Vinho Verde is a refreshing summer sipper. JACKSON HOLE, WY – A few weeks ago I wrote about green wines. That is, wines that are produced in an ecologically responsible manner. This week, the topic is a different...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Pinot Panache

    Pinot Gris’ versatility is just right for summer. JACKSON HOLE, WY – At a friend’s recent mudbug—that’s crawfish, to the uninitiated—boil,  I was reminded of both how much I enjoy Pinot Gris wines and how versatile they...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Ocho de España

    Eight great affordable Spanish wines. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Whenever I’m wandering through Utah’s state wine stores, I am inevitably drawn to the aisles stocked with wines from Spain. Spain—along with Portugal and Greece—offers great wine values...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Italy’s Other Wines

    Vino blanco from a country famous for reds. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Italy is renowned for its reds: bold Barolos, Chianti, Amarone, Barbaresco and the like. But don’t overlook its white wines. There are many greats, and...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Summer Suds

    A bevy of brews for barbecues and post-adventure lounging. I’ve been known to go entire winters without cracking open a single beer. But as temps heat up, it’s hard to resist the appeal of a chilled brew....

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Oui, Oui!

    French wines at a bargain. JACKSON HOLE, WY – If there is a country synonymous with wine, surely it’s France. And France is well-known for producing some of the planet’s most sought-after and most expensive wines. Thankfully,...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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