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Dan Kosta

John Turi - Wine, Red Wine

Kosta Browne, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2009

Wine Rating: 96

“Drinks for all my friends!” cheered Mickey Rourke, portraying Charles Bukowski in the film Barfly after winning a bar fight.

We celebrate weddings, anniversaries, holidays and funerals with alcohol. For thousands of years, beer, wine and spirits have played an important part in the rituals of civilization. Ships are christened with champagne, Irish whiskey is poured on the graves at Irish burials, and beer festivals are cheered every October. This is who we are as a people; we raise our glasses and hail the occasion and, with merriment, we rejoice. And sometimes, more solemnly, we toast someone’s passing. In good times and bad we pay honor with booze.


Kosta Browne One Sixteen
John Turi - Wine, White Wine

Kosta Browne, One Sixteen, Chardonnay, 2009

Wine Rating: 95

Summer is here and with that I can start enjoying the great white wines that have been storing nicely in the wine cellar. I don’t recall when I began the ritual of not drinking white after Labor Day, but I’ve stuck to it for many years now and as such, each new summer look forward to the enjoyment and stirrings of  some beautiful White Ports, Sauvignon Blancs, Rieslings and of course Chardonnays. Throughout the year and from time to time, I do make expectations, when it’s for paired meals and of course for Champagnes that are made from chardonnay grapes. But 90%, if not 95% of my wine consumption consists of reds 9 months out of the year.