All posts by Ted Scheffler

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  • IMBIBE: Bottled Poetry

    Carol Shelton’s road to Zinfandel and more. JACKSON HOLE, WY — Winemaker Carol Shelton is no stranger to awards; she is said to be “the most awarded winemaker in the United States,” and has been named Winemaker...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Wine 201

    Digging deeper into wine’s journey from grape to glass. JACKSON HOLE, WY – We recently went back to the basics in a rudimentary discussion of how grapes become wine. We touched lightly on the topics of grape...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Great Grapes

    What nuances coalesce to make exemplary wine? JACKSON HOLE, WY – Tackling the topic of what makes a great wine great is a little like discussing modern art or music: You might not be able to explain...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Barbecue & Beaujolais

    Don’t overlook this light red wine for your backyard bash. JACKSON HOLE, WY – With the Labor Day holiday in view, a lot of us will soon be tending to the barbecue. I’ve noticed that whether grilling...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: A Lighter Shade of Pale Ale

    Cool down with some hoppy concoctions. JACKSON HOLE, WY – August 2 was International IPA Day, and there were celebrations of India Pale Ale around the world. India is integral to the history and development of India...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Champagne Wishes

    Bubbly sensibilities and when to choose them. JACKSON HOLE, WY – A few years ago, I was fortunate to be able to spend a week in the Champagne region of France. Staying in Reims at the Michelin...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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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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