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AtlasAikido
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« Reply #90 on: 2015-August-19 01:27:54 AM »


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Preface:

As Thomas Hardy put it in his magnificent �The Man He Killed�:

Had he and I but met
By some old ancient inn,
We should have sat us down to wet
Right many a nipperkin!
But ranged as infantry,
And staring face to face,
I shot at him as he at me,
And killed him in his place.

This discovery � that the other guy is human � [including oneself] is dangerous to the War Party [culture] of every age and nation. It is why state propaganda [and education] machines work overtime in war and peace and why free speech [and Non Violent Communication] is rationed more sparingly than any other commodity.

Excerpt about Joyeux Noel by David Rosinger.

http://archive.lewrockwell.com/orig7/rosinger1.html

While Joyeux Noel depicts when, where, who, what and how peace broke out amongst the soldiers during WWI; AND while highest decorated "War is Racket" author and Marine Major General, Smedley Butler are BOTH magnificent conversational icebreakers for me, there is a distance there that is hard to reach into every day and live in...Point to yes...Live in no! Unless  I want to go the Enemy of the State route of Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julianne Assange.

Likewise living in the world and tradition of a Remington Steele doppelganger, authors, poets, comedians (George Carlin), actors (Jimmy Stewart in Shenandoa) and or musicians (Buffy Saint Marie, DONOVAN, Glen Campbell, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Marlene Dietrich singing Universal Soldier) is closer but still too distant...

http://tinyurl.com/Univ-Soldier
http://dennisleewilson.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=475.msg887#msg887

Sainte-Marie said of the song: "I wrote 'Universal Soldier' in the basement of The Purple Onion coffee house in Toronto in the early sixties. It's about individual response ability for war and how the old feudal thinking kills us all."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Soldier_(song)

Indeed Women still believe that nice women have no needs/values; they sacrifice their needs for their family. Brave men have no needs; they’re willing to lose their lives to protect the equivalent of the king’s property. At the same time there developed this way of thinking, and created judicial systems based on retributive justice that reinforce the idea that carrot and stick are deserved.

Enforcing the will of the political class via  “prosecutorial philosophy of applied violence” based on enemy images and 4 D's of Disconnected communication: Diagnosis, Deserve, Demand, Denial of Responsibility that are designed to escalate Enemy Images and violence instead of de escalate it. And people self divide and conquer with this language mind set every second, across continents, across thousands of years…

I believe that this way of thinking and behaving is at the core of violence on our planet.

This mindset is not very difficult to cultivate, because all it requires is getting people Disconnected from what’s really alive in them (their values and feelings) and other people.

I  posted a segway to NVC and Jeffrey Tucker's "Steps to a better life" as alternatives to blame punishment paradigms of politicians and a culture enslaved by Enemy Imagery.

Currently these contrasting approaches are further displayed to great advantage in proto-dystopian Detroit…between private peace officers and LEO's.

https://lilydane.liberty.me/blood-money-these-companies-and-people-make-billions-of-dollars-from-war/

Currently this alternative approach is further displayed to great advantage in my life: Non  Violent or Voluntarist Communication is the bridge I use to translate and work my way back to ChoosingPeace and live in it now in the present and presence of myself and others including Enemy images, fight flight freeze, chooser educator arch types, 4 D's of Disconnected triggering voices...to make observations unconfused with opinions, feelings unconfused with faux feelings, values unconfused with strategy, empathy unconfused with sympathy, to cry all my tears of sweet pain from mourning my unmet needs and laugh all my joy of celebrating needs met and a natural inspiration to guess and learn.

http://www.mediateyourlife.com/choosingpeace/

Yes Dear reader I use maps and tables and video demos on my Samsung Note 4 to translate and clear myself of confusions interractively and PIIP, Progress via Incremental Improvement and Prototyping.

PART I.

When I took a snapshot of the article on Gordy, I noticed and sensed there was a paradox with Gordon Lightfoot, and a discovery to be made that relates to what I noticed about the Beatles and other artists including Ayn Rand. And perhaps why some were blown away when Bob Dylan talked to his audience...

I remember yearning for such connection written about or performed in the TV programs and later the music and novels that surrounded me and yet when I open my ears and my mouth the adaption and outcome in my life was much like Gordy's lament. The emotional stress has been beneficial: alcoholism, strokes on stage, 3 marriages...master-singer-songwriter (fill in the equivalent) has survived it all!

I have come to think of it as the Gordon Lightfoot (musician) paradox or bind. Mastery in delivering magnificent empathy relief to his fans but not for himself or those in close contact.

I wonder if this is also the case for novelists? Such as Ayn Rand or those who take on the arch types of her characters, without a way to moment by moment match aspirations of learning, individualism, productiveness AND BENEVOLENCE to before during and after conflict, with mind, body and communication practice? And perhaps one reason of many the Beatles broke up and why it caught fans off guard? And why Bob Dylan interacted with his audience outside of his performance style only once in his whole career?

Dear reader (I am also reading this to find out where it leads), given what we know about ourselves in action, and in Fight Flight Freeze and such habits as the carrot and the stick, this is understandable is it not?

Isn't also true that we raise ourselves to what we aspire to do but fall to our lowest level training and strategies...e.g. "My fans or co-workers love and trust me why can't you"? " You must be a Denier".

So what's alive in me? What makes my life better? And a way to notice and translate remnants of "the feudal thinking [and behaviour of Universal Soldier] that kills us all" that Buffy Saint Marie commented on, wrote and sang. See comments here as it relates to above.

https://tucker.liberty.me/hillary-clintons-knowledge-problem/

I have found and used three simple reflections of compassionate or Voluntarist, Non Violent Connection that are relevant gems to step into and speak peace and interact, whilst living in a spellbinding world of Enemy Images (institutional gang behaviour used to create, us Vs them, and strategy of divide and conquer) and complexity:

"I heard the other persons (or my own) need for respect.

Are you willing to say you heard that need?

How do you feel when you hear what you heard"?

Sourced from: Watch "9 Skills of NVC-Mediation - Nonviolent Communication -by Ike Lasater" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/h4FtM1bXS6o

Watch "5 Steps of NVC-Mediation - Nonviolent Communication - by Ike Lasater" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Pso8RcuyDZY

When I hear the above, I am jolted...

And now I am re-examining what my concern with Gordy is truely founded on by a using a Mourn Celebrate Learn Process map?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hxKA4u6aNro

The paradox is perhaps my own unexamined blind side based on possible disconnect and the reason why it's helpful to do a Self Connect Process and Six Minute Exercise Elements of Empathy Level 3 map. Ah!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UEKeInUHxZM

See the link to get introduction and full meaning 20 minutes into this interview.

http://voluntaryvisions.com/2015/07/18/school-sucks-podcast-363-the-trivium-non-violent-communication-and-mind-control-a-response-to-gnostic-media-part-1-of-5/
The rest of the podcast, as it pertains to answering Gnostic Media Productions claims and concerns is not alive in me...
I notice 3 things. One is that the short three sentances from Ike give me a simple reset lens and tactic. The other by Darrel, is the importance of noticing wider deeper context of claims, concerns, goals, actions advocated AND feelings, motivations, triggering, equivalents of splinters of the mind, hurling 18 wheelers of logic and expecting someone to unpack the manifest list. And thirdly the importance of maps that fit the territory. And that all three help me stay in connection with others and myself.
PART II
Bringing together Montessori, Gandhi and Carl Rogers...

Watch "John Kinyon on NVC-Mediation interview by Torsten Hardiess - Full Version" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/CrZsqi0TQn0

Watch "Ike & John's Approach to NVC Mediation" on YouTube

 https://youtu.be/q2bE2hdVFrg

Sitting on park bench Pink Floyd style is actually a great way to start to practice being in a third chair mediation mind set and big mind and voice dialogue to release and clear issues and access insights and big dreams...

I am looking for partners to practise and expand on what's alive in me or you? ...Feel free to contact me or a friend to partner with or go it yourself and or with John and Ike.

Mediate your life practice video series

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lq_D3d_m2dU

Making it possible to get the critical 20% in the form of maps and video demo practice sessions that you can use and practice with yourself and or form practice group for free...See resource links at end of this section and a tool you can carry around.

Would you care to join me on a jaunt of Marshal Rosenberg's Non Violent Communication using Ike Lasater and John Kinyon's Mediateyourlife and Choosepeace maps?

Here is the progression I used to connect NVC with Voluntarism Choice Language of Abundance Vs 4 Ds of Disconnected Obligation Language and high lights using intellectual lens, whilst referring to the empathy lens. It contains definitions of the terms I have been using so far...

http://schoolsucksproject.com/practical-definitions-voluntary-communication-by-darrell-becker/

http://www.tragedyandhope.com/critical-thinking-meets-critical-empathy/

Most importantly how this relates to say the practise of hearing the "Need Behind the no" and it begins to dawn on me why a map that covers that territory would come in handy as a pre during and post way to stay in choosing peace i.e. when one finds oneself triggered by something as simple as a no, it can be a surprise. Perhaps you too find voluntarism and creative thinking and respectful communication and behaviour sometimes eluding you? Lol

http://www.mediateyourlife.com/blog/2014/10/17/are-you-at-choice-how-we-take-away-our-own-power-choice-part-1/

The need behind the no description

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JIka2d6yoFE

The need behind the no demonstration

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UlhEtt0qYA4

Back to a creative solution and tool I used to uncover the above and continually progress on my Samsung Note 4. I came to realize this tool when I got some insight on Gordon Lightfoot and when I followed the Music NVC connection I made with him to an artice I wrote on Tim Ferris and the band Foreigner as it relates to creativity...

Downloadable Tables here:

http://www.mediateyourlife.com/choosingpeace/

Video demos here or individually on youtube:

http://www.mediateyourlife.com/practice-video-series/

Downloadable Maps here:

http://www.mediateyourlife.com/handouts/

PART III.

Regarding NVC and Creativity: If Tim Ferris can do it? Then? The critical 20% components needed to play drums with the group Foreigner, after a 5 day immersion course…and how he realized a fantasy dream. A follow-up from a TED talk on crash course immersions [1].

And this prompted me to come up with a 5 day crash course that starts with downloading Non Violent Communication into a tool already designed for interactive communication recording etc, with the critical 20% of article and links to demos, maps and tables for everyday practice and use in one place that one can carry with them and use during conflict and or to de escalate, and or to debrief oneself in a compassionate visceral way…so one can stay connected to creativity and freedom and loved ones…on many levels…

Similar to method Tim ferris used to fulfil his Big Dream to learn Japanese, swim and teach himself to tango with another in such a manner that made it possible to make it to semi finals of world tango championship…

I see three important aspects involved in creativity: Knowledge, Imagination, Creation.

Stephan Kinsella goes in to some (not all) of this in his article “Intellectual Freedom and Learning Versus Patent and Copyright”

http://dennisleewilson.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=692.msg1587#msg1587

Here an example of how they are inter-related:
KNOWLEDGE
World’s best teachers.
A Samsung Note 4 with NVC
maps that cover gamut of Voluntarist
Connected Communication territory

IMAGINATION
NEW ways to use knowledge to fulfill
Big dreams and have Connected Voluntarist Communication
with those around us especially loved ones and overcome
challenges of complexity (and
Fight Flight Freeze Flooding) and Obligation language

CREATION
A POWER (skill, experience and tool) for learning and communicating that did not exist before.

http://dennisleewilson.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=657.msg1620#msg1620

I updated the main article so if you read it, it’s been radically changed in keeping with reconnecting explicitly with my Extreme Brain Storming Immersion for IDEA generation (and INSPIRATION).

Indeed“A [particular] goal is not always meant to be reached [in entirety]. It often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

PART IV

Ah where was I?

Long long long ago Gordy lived wrote and delivered "in the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand, with an aching in my heart, in my pockets full of sand, I'm a long way from home, though I miss my love one's so, in the early morning rain with no place to go, out on runway number 9 big 707 set to go, I'm stuck here in the grass..."

For me geese are cackling, a flock of birds take off, ah yes, it comes to me now.

It is early morning again, somewhere, sometime, someone such as me or Gordy or perhaps you is dialing in or getting dialed into an intense unrehearsed role play of getting triggered in uncharted territory of Fight, Flight, Freeze, Domination Obligation language and mind set Habit... (I notice the solution is in the problem).

Why not rehearse a dialed down version of trigger Intensity Training with a partner? Tell the partner what you think triggers you?

Put up the time out flag the moment you feel the stir of FFF emotion! Step to a third chair of mediation and administer self empathy using a Self Connect map to bring it all down a notch.

What am I observing and feeling? "Curious and a little overwhelmed and agitated perhaps? Looking for my value and need for connection and clarity.

Am I still able to choose to have fun? Is there a please that I can hear, "Yes" and "Yes".

Come back to the conversation or article when clear and so on. Debrief.

Intensity Exercise Level 3 Demonstration
 
http://youtu.be/RW96aEeZqAA
 


 
Enemy Image Process


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TchlBXBeV7k

 

 
See also role play of Enemy Image

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rgnLDCMA83M

I am amazed how clearing this simple third chair mediation with myself is and that I have choices that I can bring with me on my phone and which give me access to essential maps of great teachers such as Marshall Rosenberg:

Watch "Marshall Rosenberg - Solution for conflicts through communication" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/oem-om_mYio

Ref: Extreme Lifestyle Experiments of Colin Wright using 3 point perspective of Leonardo Da Vinci.

http://dennisleewilson.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=657.msg1441#msg1441
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AtlasAikido
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« Reply #91 on: 2015-September-01 12:52:30 PM »

Sounds like she is torn up by a mess she is the co creator of.

Sounds like a repeat of Deputy Barney jacked up on Superstition of Authority Enemy Images, without Sheriff of Mayberry or a real Sheriff Mack to show him and her how to stop making messes. See Chris Cantwell's recent "Who Protectss Who?"

DA may want freedom but she apparently doesn't want to try something she probably lives in her personal life which is closer to anarchy than statism, and certainly not when it comes to security and protection; and with blowback on equivalent of her kapos (see wiki) hanging over her head, controlling and enslaving the group, is strategy she is holding onto and getting paid very handsomely to via extortion.

Even so perhaps even at home in personal relationships as a poster child of the myth developed that the good life is good people punishing and conquering bad people our intrepid DA perhaps carries the seeds of "nation" state in her personhood at home.

And this myth seems to support living under authoritarian regimens or domination societies…

I don’t see the people caught up in domination systems such as highest decorated “War is Racket” author and Marine Major General, Smedley Butler etc from the very beginning are bad people overtly trying to manipulate the masses.

Rather like kapos, they believe that they are blessed with being somehow closer to the higher authority of the obligation based domination system…

See wiki: A kapo or prisoner functionary was a prisoner in a Nation State concentration camp who was assigned by the guards to supervise forced labor or carry out administrative tasks.

The system was designed to turn victim against victim, as the prisoner functionaries were pitted against their fellow prisoners in order to maintain the favor of their  guards.

Yes, too many think even a little one as the cause of their own pain and outrage and frustration, instead of a stimulus to their own need for order and safety and protection.

It hurts mummy when you do what you do.

They Deny Response ability for their strategies even at this level. They believe The Enemy image in their heads, and destructive gang behaviour of guilt and shame and obligation and scarcity language is Deserved for flouting their authourity.

It feels good to punish with words and a stick, it feels good to manipulate with a carrot.

Where's my good little girl and little social citizen? Well now I see you are making me make you sorry...it's your fault! If you have a problem tell it to daddy...what is wrong with YOU?

Say you are sorry. I'm soreweeee. No you are not. You are unrepentant...

Little girl or boy breaks down sobbing. Ah now there there mummy forgive you.

Break the legs of spirit and then supply the crutches.

The carrot and the stick...

What's the difference mummy inbued and steep in the myth wants to make? A good little do gooder. What's the reason? Humans are ignorant...force trumps reason. IP so facto!

I play my one string and play it well. I need no stinking violin...I have the myth...I need not become progressively less stupid, I already know and Diagnose what is right and what is wrong and I enjoy being good! I am a good Dictator can't you see? Are you blind to how you are hurting meeeeeee!

Well yeah...this is perhaps something inside her not necessarily others.

I will come back...in a bit and finish this off..

And as to everyone needing to adopt her concerns and claims that's clearly not the case in Sagra model in Russia and Proto dystopian Detroit see prior Cantwell post or click on my pseudonym. I will get to Germany and Lakota and Navajo as it pertains in a moment...

Townsfolk and private police are doing what she seems to think is impossible?

...Instead of social engineering others they are taking care of themselves and as a result providing actual verifiable documented natural peaceful respectful order one person at a time... the very opposite of her position and rational.

Infact 200,000 police officers were fired and crime went down in Russia and drug lords repelled by a small town of individuals who came together spontaneously to create order. Somehow in between anarchy and statism here and oversees in Europe it is still possible to be subscribers of anarchy. And NATION STATES do back down...

No need for my kind to adopt and perpetuate wars and genocide to build roads nor a drug free world nor even free the natives. See "Practical Anarchy" by Stefan Molyneux...

Reference: "War is a Racket" by author highest decorated Marine major General and war is the health of the state see Bourne.  See Trail of a tears.  Ref: henry-clay-national-socialist at mises.

She gets to choose for herself right now without command controlling and enslaving others...even during ever growing police state and warring govts.

Her beliefs not withstanding: "German people in unprecedented peaceful **spontanous order** come together regarding rebellion against government":

We are talking 30,000 law enforcers peacefully rebelled against by a very small town. So much for the need of large numbers of LEO's to wage war on citizens to keep peace?

A small European town spontaneously created peaceful respectful opening and order for 30,000 law enforcers to stand down over their guarding of a train from hell loaded with nuclear waste.

The Lakota waved off an army helicopter from wounded knee, and most recently Navajo waved off McCain spontaneuosly. This they wanted to do and did not need a leader or DA to do. They did it because they wanted to, same in Russia townfolks and German farmers...same in proto-dystopian Detroit with peace officers...

To this day many are unaware of spontaneous order of individuals in society and methodological individualism and human ignorance in making calculations for others. One school of thought leads to what I am pointing to which is each individual doing their own thing also happen to create a path thru the forest of complexity of groups and war traps, which includes such things as self correcting pricing, making and delivering bread to a whole city, which was not the intention of each individual nor within their capability as one individual to dictate; and the other school is social engineering command control theorists who support the state ignorance of and interference of and destruction of spontaneous order that manifests thru methodological individualism.

Adam Smith may not have been the first economist, as he is sometimes called. But more than any other social philosopher he popularized the notion that human beings, left free to pur- sue their own goals, would give rise to a social order that none of them had consciously planned. As Smith famously put it in The Wealth of Nations, free man acts as if “led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.”

The Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises said in his mag- num opus, Human Action, that this discovery left people filled with
stupefaction that there is another aspect from which human action might be viewed than that of good and bad, of fair and unfair, of just and unjust. In the course of social events there prevails a regularity of phenomena to which man must adjust his actions if he wishes to succeed.

Check out Wendy Mcelroy's The Art of Being Free and Gene Callahan's Economics for Real People. The latter is free at Mises the other can be purchased anywhere or at Jeffrey Tucker's liberty site.

As to the actual oppressed she can look up the history of Lakota on wiki. It is the govt that broke the peace and treaties and social contracts Not you and me. It attracted squatters (immigrants) if you like because govt looked other way. Govt has long history of treaty breaking...

They could secede. They do not because of govt wars and genocide (Lincoln's unneccessary war between the states as a way to centralize govt, mercantilism and manifest destiny and destruction of voluntary union).

Today govt on the one hand restricts feeding of animals in the parks BECAUSE it will make animals weak and dependent and helpless: and behold the resources govt takes from you and me and subsidies it provides to the ever weakened Indians. See Buppert article

Just Go Away:
Why the American Indian Needs to Leave the United States…Forever
by Bill Buppert
April 9th, 2012

And The Cliven Bundy Standoff: Wounded Knee Revisited?
By William Norman Grigg
Pro Libertate Blog

Lakota could unilaterally decide to hold up the treaties broken by govt. They do not. They could. They could also make it happen so that there was a volte force wind change in govt as occurred in Sagra model. They could issue passports to those seeking refuge. They do not...

 If aborigines and taxpayers do not adopt the life style and heritage she wants for them, who is stopping them? Not me and not my kind.

It is Govts that broke their treaties. It is govts that waged war on indians pursueing manifest destiny not the cowboys. It is govt waging war on citizens today. It is govt creating immigration and divide and conquer boondoggles today all over again in spades...

I am becoming progressively less stupid without the perjorative as it relates spontaneous order and methodological individualism. And I have plenty of company although I read about them I do not know them personally...

I ask, are the individuals in govt becoming progressively less stupid? Does the institution of govt incubate less stupidity?

Perhaps as in Russia see Sagra model or Germany see peaceful rebels, Detroit see Call the Anti Police And Support your local private peace officer, or look to Lakota and Navajo individuals, those who think people oppressed need to be oppressed more (ultimately by a ignorant society of individuals) and that they CANnot possibly create the society she wants without her warlike genocidal divide and conquer "nation" state? Well look again...if you choose to look?


 
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« Reply #92 on: 2015-September-01 03:19:57 PM »

,I was reviewing this: Denver DA Creates **Countless Fully Informed Jurors**

By Kirsten Tynan from Amicus Iustitiae Aug 19, 2015

And then this Chief Judge Creates First Amendment-Free Zone in Denver

And wonder if a similar spontaneous order will kick in as peaceful individual responses that come together in response to Denver DA. I have no idea if the following ideas as it relates to creation of countless informed jurors will spark new ideas as they pertain to this newset Chief Judge development and or it will cause even more informed individuals in general and a VOLTE-face change?
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« Reply #93 on: 2015-September-02 02:15:36 PM »

Re: There are criminals here who might rob you, **so you’ll get free bodyguard service anytime you’re in the neighborhood**

I will happily pay the following actual protect and serve voluntary service by design.

Call the Anti-Police: Ending the State's "Security" Monopoly
By William Norman Grigg
Pro Libertate Blog
September 17, 2014
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/william-norman-grigg/call-the-anti-police/



I am reviewing and doing a work it out on this:

'We’ve been hired by three of the most upscale neighborhoods in Detroit to provide 24/7 security services,” Brown proudly informed me during a telephone interview. “People who are well-off are very willing to pay for Lamborghini-quality security services, which means that our profit margin allows us to provide free services to people who are poor, threatened, and desperate for the kind of help the police won’t provide.”“Unlike the police, we don’t respond after a crime has been committed to conduct an investigation and – some of the time, at least – arrest a suspect,” Brown elaborates. “Our approach is based on deterrence and prevention. Where prevention fails, our personnel are trained in a variety of skills – both psychological and physical – to dominate aggressors without killing them.” Police typically define their role in terms of what they are permitted to do to people, rather than what they are required to do for them. Brown’s organization does exactly the reverse, even when dealing with suspected criminals.

To illustrate, Brown refers to an incident from a security patrol in which he encountered a black teenager “who was walking in a neighborhood at about 3:00 a.m. dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, doing what is sometimes called `the drift’ – it was pretty clear he was up to something.'


'Rather than calling the police – who, given their typical four-hour response time, wouldn’t have arrived soon enough to be of any help, as if helping were part of their job description – Brown took action that was both preventive and non-aggressive.

“I told him, `There are criminals here who might rob you, **so you’ll get free bodyguard service anytime you’re in the neighborhood**,’” Brown related to me. “I also asked for his name and personal information for a `Good person file’ that would clear him with the cops next time he decided to go jogging in a black hoodie a three in the morning. He didn’t have to give me that information, of course, but he told me what I needed to know – and we’ve never seen him there again.”,

In my case I would want to give that info to Anti Police to be a reference. And second I would want to know it was a bad area if it was not apparent. And third I would want this escort if LEO were present.

Indeed I would like to be able to call on them to assist me in the case of dealing with LEO's.

This is something I will arrange before hand. Even if I put them on the speaker phone to talk to the LEO and be present on phone and or video camera. This would be a huge relief. And I would pay monthly fee for it! Even though I do not live in Detroit I would seek out their service to be there with me on the phone as witnesses and reference and to speak on my behalf and to guide and mediate real time!

No, I do not generally jog at 3 in morning when visiting friends. Wait when I was working with a mediator to resolve a legal issue I did walk around the block with a friend at late hour.

I made comments here as to an after the encounter and ticketing:

Captured, Cuffed, and Jailed: A Personal Story
https://tucker.liberty.me/captured-cuffed-and-jailed-a-personal-story/#comments

Interestingly that while Lysander Spooners Constitution **of no Authourity** is great nothing beats going in and doing it yourself…regarding a traffic ticket….*as it relates to looking at and treating and talking to individuals as individuals albeit psychopaths…*

And then around 4 minutes in gets to traffic tickets…

http://youtubefree.ru/watch/RZY5oujLgxw

More details..Watch “Plea of Guilty – Tool For Getting Tickets Kicked Out” on YouTubehttps://youtu.be/iNuFxsBow8k


This adds personal standing and experience to methodological individualism that I just started to read about in Wendy Mcelroy’s “The Art of Being Free”.

‘This methodological approach worked in analyzing even extremely complex collective wholes such as “the state.” Everything the state did or was could be reduced to individual actions. As Mises explained, “The hangman, not the state, executes a criminal. It is the meaning of those concerned that discerns in the hangman’s action an action of the state.” Individuals who look at the hangman see the state in action only because an abstraction known as “the state” provides a context for his action…’

Well in the above you are indeed talking to an individual…traffic tickets are minimal risk level. (If this makes sense to you). I.e.weigh this against likely retaliation...

Indeed this makes more sense:

Support Your Local Private Peace Officer: He’s Got a Dangerous Job
William Norman Grigg
https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/support-your-local-private-peace-officer-hes-got-a-dangerous-job/

Talking to a LEO is dangerous. That's why I would want Anti-Police there with me on my phone speaker and perhaps camera. Which now gives me a more compelling reason to get the camera at some point as a possible incremental improvement especially if I am advised to do so... but again I would want Anti-police with me at all times. And this would be possible using my Samsung Note 4.

http://www.threatmanagementcenter.com

Imaging-Blogging-Sent using my Samsung Note 4.


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Yes Dear reader I use Mediation and Non violent Communication maps and tables and video demos on my Samsung Note 4 to translate and clear myself of confusions and connect interractively with others. And garden insights that at the very least I can PIIP, Progress via Incremental Improvement and Prototyping.

http://connect.liberty.me/gordon-lightfoot-marshal-rosenberg-and-my-connection/

And here I integrate Voluntarist and Non Violent Communication with Human Action components: spontaneous order, methodological individualism, human ignorance strengthes, dissatisfaction mainspring and so on

https://disqus.com/by/atlasaikido/

I have come to prototype a Aikido like moves used to stand down a multi pronged accuser attack in person and to flow with spontaneous order and human ignorance etc. I will come back and write about my relevant experience and newest prototype in early September. First week or second…

Here it is:

http://dennisleewilson.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=657.msg1775#msg1775
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Indeed “A [particular] goal is not always meant to be reached [in entirety]. It often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

http://connect.liberty.me/indeeda-particular-goal-is-not-always-meant-to-be-reached-in-entirety-it-often-serves-simply-as-something-to-aim-at-bruce-lee/

By Mal Roarke from Connect Sep 3, 2015

This article is my field notes of how I have come to integrate and prototype Aikido like moves and technology, using best teachers in real time, to OVERCOME complexity of real time multi pronged accuser attacks–most especially by LEO’s–and to flow with phenomena of spontaneous order and  paradox of strengthes and limitations of human ignorance…

I realize I have been implicitly using the following. And I am now reconnecting explicitly with my Extreme Brain Storming Immersion for IDEA generation (and INSPIRATION).
http://dennisleewilson.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=657.msg1620#msg1620

2015-09-02-17-48-13

Indeed“A [particular] goal is not always meant to be reached [in entirety]. It often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

Similar to method Tim ferris used to fulfil his Big Dream to learn Japanese, swim and teach himself to tango with another in such a manner that made it possible to make it to semi finals of world tango championship…

Similar to critical 20% components and tools needed to play drums with the group Foreigner, after a 5 day immersion course…and how he realized a fantasy dream. A follow-up from a TED talk on crash course immersions [1].

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2013/12/01/premiere-tonight-the-tim-ferriss-experiment-live-tweeting-giveaways-qa-behind-the-scenes-and-more/

I am Progressing via Incremental Improvement and Prototyping a Tool–I already have that is always with me that would give me IMMEDIATE emergency access to go a proof of concept remotely–and a Request I will soon be making as a result of the insight I arrived at. See link under CREATION sub heading. The following is brief context and lead into that.

I see three important aspects involved in creativity: Knowledge, Imagination, Creation.

Stephan Kinsella goes in to some (not all) of this in his article “Intellectual Freedom and Learning Versus Patent and Copyright”.

http://dennisleewilson.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=692.msg1587#msg1587

Here an example of how they are inter-related:

KNOWLEDGE

World’s best teachers.

A Samsung Note 4 that provides voice, video, recording, maps interactive access to immediate gamut of Voluntarist Connected Communication Territory, tactical and strategic.

IMAGINATION

NEW ways to use knowledge to fulfill Big dreams and have Connected Voluntarist Communication with those around us especially loved ones and OVERCOME challenges of complexity (and Fight Flight Freeze Flooding) and Obligation language and behaviour of LEO’s.

CREATION

A POWER (skill, experience and tool) for learning and communicating that did not exist before.

http://dennisleewilson.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=657.msg1775#msg1775

I am reminded of Trim tab as a metaphor.

The engineer Buckminster Fuller is often cited for his use of trim tabs as a metaphor for leadership and personal empowerment. In the February 1972 issue of Playboy, Fuller said:

Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary—the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there’s a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab.

It’s a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trim tab. Society thinks it’s going right by you, that it’s left you altogether. But if you’re doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just [step to your own beat and progress incrementally improve and prototype with those already in your groove mind set and skip over the rest:] put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go.

So I said, call me Trim Tab.

—Buckminster Fuller

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Perhaps you are unaware of these examples of spontanous order...nor this aspect of Molyneux nor this issue with Hoppe?

RE: "Under a vastly different situation open borders is a feasible idea. That is when there’s NO welfare/warfare state and the majority can’t vote to pickpocket you".

Sounds like you are torn up by all this. I am guessing You want freedom but don't want to try something you live in your personal life (see Molyneux Practical Anarchy excerpt point 2) when it comes to border security; and especially not with your claims and concerns hanging over your head, so controlling (voting to enslave) others is strategy you are holding onto albeit you say unwillingly?

To set some specific context here is a couple of short paraphrased passages from "Practical Anarchy" by Stefan Molyneux:

1. "When people dismiss the possibility of anarchy out of hand by saying, “Oh, but how would roads [ specifically open borders] be provided or accessed or protected?”

What they are really saying is that they [have not figured out a way to not] support war, genocide, tax enslavement and the incarceration and rape of the innocent, because they themselves cannot imagine how roads [specifically open borders] might be provided or accessed or protected in the absence of [current system of] violence...

Now, imagine that the reality of the situation is that roads will be provided and accessed far more efficiently and productively in a "nation" stateless [open border] society?

If that is the case, then the *practical considerations turn out to be the complete OPPOSITE of the truth* – that we are accepting murder, genocide and rape for the sake of access and convenience to bad roads and closed borders, rather than access to good roads and open borders!"

2. "I can confidently point towards a nonviolent society that you’re intimately aware of – you. I am guessing that you do not use violence directly to achieve your aims. It seems likely to me that you did not hold your employer hostage until you got your job; I also doubt that you keep your spouse locked in the basement, or that you threaten to shoot your “friends” if they do not join you on the dance floor. In other words, you are the perfect example of a stateless society. All of your personal relationships are voluntary, and do not involve the use of force. You are an anarchic microcosm – *to see how a stateless society works, all you have to do is look in the mirror*."

3. I was recently reading an excerpt of "Secession, the State, and the Immigration Problem"[1] by Hans-Hermann Hoppe wherein he attempts to justify a rejection of the libertarian view of freedom of travel and open borders.

In both that rejection and the parts I agree with, I see some additional insights to that further address your claims and concerns as it relates to improvements of private vs public roads and [specifically concerns over open borders, trespass, cost and trade].

I concur with Hans Herman Hoppe that: "Public property is the result of state-government confiscations—of legislative expropriations and/or taxation—of originally privately owned property. While the state does not recognize anyone as its private owner, all of government controlled public property has in fact been brought about by the tax-paying members of the domestic public. Austrians, Swiss, and Italians, in accordance with the amount of taxes paid by each citizen, have funded the Austrian, Swiss, and Italian public property. Hence, they must be considered its legitimate owners".

I disagree that: "Foreigners have not been subject to domestic taxation and expropriation; hence, they cannot be assumed to have any rights regarding Austrian, Swiss or Italian public property."

I disagree "The recognition of the moral status of public property as expropriated private property is not only sufficient grounds for rejecting the open border proposal. It is equally important for combating the present semi-open "affirmative action" immigration policies of the Western welfare states."

If *I* am a legitimate owner of the public property in the U.S., then *I* have a say in how it is used and *I* want unrestricted access! *I* cannot trade with people who are excluded from reaching my property, especially "foreigners" or concerns for those who would be considered trespassers etc.

As a legitimate owner of the "public property", and of private property within the territory commonly known as the United States, *I* issue a standing, open invitation to any and all individuals in the world to use the "public" property of which *I* am a legitimate owner!

Furthermore, I know of other legitimate owners of this public property in the U.S. who hold the same view.

Mr Hoppe's argument is sufficient grounds for ENFORCING open borders using local private police officer and or towns people or farmers on the border.Which I will get to...

Re: "Again, not NOT supporting Trump, but he has it right on immigration (mostly). In a legitimately free society where we have a constitutional republic (kind of like it was a hundred years ago) with no welfare/warfare state where the majority can vote to take away your property, free and open immigration is a practicality. Just not now unfortunately. Stefan Molyneux goes more indepth on this issue in his video The Truth About Immigration".

I prefer Practical Anarchy alternatives that Molyneux provides and actual examples of spontaneous order of individuals pursueing their own goals irrespective of their reading Smith, Mises or Hayek...

--Why not Call the Anti-Police: Ending the State’s “Security” Monopoly?
By William Norman Grigg
Pro Libertate Blog
September 17, 2014
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/william-norman-grigg/call-the-anti-police/

“Support Your Local Private Peace Officer: He’s Got a Dangerous Job” [and he actually has checks and balances and he does not Demand help nor does he extort taxes nor misrepresent his jurisdictional serve and protect duties, power and allegiance]*.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/support-your-local-private-peace-officer-hes-got-a-dangerous-job/

By William Norman Grigg

Pro Libertate Blog

*A “nation” is composed of “citizens,” and a “citizen” is supposed to be a member of a political body (“nation”) who owes a duty of allegiance in return for a duty of protection.

To have the duty of owing allegiance requires reciprocal serve and protect from the political body. Since there is no reciprocal duty to serve and protect there is no owed duty of allegiance…

http://www.copblock.org/27067/police-have-no-duty-to-protect-you/

Someone actually interested in security and ensuring peace of a community or clients or a border is not going to be an accomplice nor attracted nor remain an LEO nor will his familly put up with it…

In summary:

2. The Sagra Model in Russia; a town took out a drug cartel on its own and "nation" state did a Volte-face: Fired 200,000 LEO’s and crime went down...

3. A German version of the Sagra Model where 30,000 LEO’s guarding a train loaded with radioactive cargo, begged for relief after getting led into the forest by farmers…

4. A western version of the Sagra Model: Recent Lakota and Navajo and Bundy Ranch personal goals that could spark a similar model.

5. What people do naturally everyday every second which is unofficial unseen version of Sagra Model …

This they wanted to do and did not need a "nation" state to force them. Same in proto-dystopian Detroit with local private police services.

Instead of Social Engineering others using LEO’s and equivalents they are taking care of themselves and as a result providing actual verifiable documented natural peaceful respectful order one person at a time under conditions “nation” state officials dictate as impossible…

Ref: “There are criminals here who might rob you, kidnap you and murder you [LEOs], **so you’ll get free bodyguard service anytime you’re in the neighborhood**”.

http://connect.liberty.me/?p=343

How is the above not a recent and relevant form of doable PERSONAL PEACEFUL seccession? Just like peaceful personal relationships between individual that Molyneux  mention in point 2?*

How is it not a form of dispensing with same old same old horrors of "nation" state Molyneux touched on in point 1? You may have to move and or do some research but hey...
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Indeed! To this day many are unaware of "spontaneous order" of individuals in society and "methodological individualism", "human ignorance" in making calculations for others.

I am working out comments here and comparing it with Wendy McElroy’s ebook “The Art of Being Free” provided by liberty.me in library here:

“…order espoused by Mises and Hayek was a spontaneous one in which individuals pursued their own diverse interests without coordination by a central authority. What does such an order look like?”

It occurs to me that perhaps it begins to look like a few individuals peacefully passing out a gift: pamphlets for jury nullification…

And that the MORE the central authourity interfere with that need for autonomy to give and receive a gift of care, support, collaboration, and contribution, the more individuals appear, awaken, to meet their own individual preferences, interests and actions.

And this led to the following observation made by Kirsten Tynan from Amicus Iustitiae Aug 19, 2015": "Denver DA Creates Countless Fully Informed Jurors".

http://connect.liberty.me/?p=331

Instead of Social Engineering others, the following are also pursueing their own peaceful goals because they value and want to individually and as a result provide natural respectful order one person at a time under conditions “nation” state officials, and those who think in terms of "WE-isms" instead of "I" tell us is impossible and the root of CHAOS (I.E. due to "human ignorance" AND the equivalent of: "the State solution to such and such problem isn't working, we are in real trouble what are WE going to do about it?)
 
Freedom Has No "System"--Challenge the premise. THERE IS NO "WE"! http://zerogov.com/?p=2334

One school of thought leads to what I am pointing to which is each individuals doing their own thing also happen to create a path thru the forest of complexity of groups and war traps, **which includes such things as self correcting pricing, making and delivering bread to a whole cities**, which was not the intention of each individual nor within their capability of one individual to plan nor dictate.

And the other school is Social Engineering command control theorists () who support the "nation" state ignorance of interference and destruction of spontaneous order, methodological individualism, division of labor, economic productivity and peace.

Adam Smith--()--may not have been the first economist, as he is sometimes called. But more than any other social philosopher he popularized the notion that human beings, left free to pur- sue their own goals, would give rise to a social order that none of them had consciously planned. As Smith famously put it in The Wealth of Nations, free man acts as if “led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.”

The Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises said in his mag- num opus, Human Action, that this discovery left people filled with

"stupefaction that there is another aspect from which human action might be viewed than that of good and bad, of fair and unfair, of just and unjust. In the course of social events there prevails a regularity of phenomena to which man must adjust his actions if he wishes to succeed".

I again browsed Wendy Mcelroy’s The Art of Being Free and Gene Callahan’s Economics for Real People. The latter is free at Mises the other can be purchased anywhere or viewed at Jeffrey Tucker’s liberty site with a subscription.

I am becoming progressively less stupid without the perjorative as it relates spontaneous order and methodological individualism. And I have plenty of company although I read about them I do not know them personally:

On a Grand Scale It occurs to me that it looks like the following in Russia and Germany etc etc. A comment was made referring to Germany and that prompted me to look at and defer the Russian Sagra Model and other examples to a link I provide at end of this post. The following is not an isolated incident...

1. Like the Roman legions vanquished in the Teutoburger Wald in Lower Saxony in 9 AD,the 17,000 police officers that marched into the woods around the nuclear storage facility in Gorleben in northern Germany on Sunday morning looked invincible.

But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite.

Trapped in black, icy  woods without supplies or reinforcements able to reach them because of blockades by a mobile fleet of farmer’s tractors, the exhausted and hungry police officers requested negotiations with the protestors. A water cannon truck was blocked by tractors, and yet the police still had to clear 5000 people lying on the railway track at Harlingen in pitch darkness. The largest ever police operation had descended into chaos and confusion in the autumn woods of Lower Saxony, defeated by the courage and determination of peaceful undividual protestors who marched for miles through woods to find places to lie down on the tracks and to scoop out gravel to delay the progress of the “the train from hell.”

The defeat of the legions at Teutoburg marked the end of the attempt by the Roman empire to conquer Germania magna. And the failure of the biggest ever police operation two thousand years later in the woods of Lower Saxony to tame women, elderly people and school children protesting the government’s nuclear policy, could well also go down as a turning point. The Berlin government can no longer rely on the discredited mainstream media to control the way people see issues. Too many people recognise it to be a tool of propaganda. The government now needs to resort to brute force to bludgeon through decisions that enrich corporations and banks and impoverish everyone else. But the police forces  at its disposal are simply not sufficient given the scale of the protests now gripping Germany. Only 1,500 police reinforcements could be mustered on Morning from the entire territory to deal with road blockades by thousands of protestors aiming to delay the transport of the nuclear waste on the final leg of its journey.

Many German police officers also expressed sympathy with the protestors’ aims:

The question now is: how long can the use of police to bludgeon protestors continue when the protests are reaching this scale? How long can Germany be governed by a semi authoritarian regime using brute force when the force at its disposal is so small? The German army cannot be deployed on this kind of mission without sparking even more outrage. A false flag terrorist operation will hardly wash when the people are so fed up with the government lies and the media lies. EU soldiers will find it hard to deal with the Germans. The German and EU secret police cannot infiltrate all of the protestor’s organizations when there are simply so many.

The German people as a whole are on the march. Indeed 21st Century militia is very effective–even without guns!

See Part III for more examples.
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Perhaps you are UNaware of these examples of spontaneous order, nor this anarchic aspect of Molyneux, nor this issue with Hoppe?

RE: "Under a vastly different situation open borders is a feasible idea. That is when there’s NO welfare/warfare state and the majority can’t vote to pickpocket you".

Sounds like you are torn up by all this. I am guessing You want freedom but don't want to try something you live in your personal life (see Molyneux Practical Anarchy excerpt point 2) when it comes to border security; and especially not with your claims and concerns hanging over your head, so controlling (voting to enslave) others is strategy you are holding onto albeit you say unwillingly?

To set some specific context here is a couple of short paraphrased passages from "Practical Anarchy" by Stefan Molyneux, followed by brief excerpt of "Secession, the State, and the Immigration Problem" by Hans-Hermann Hoppe:

1. "When people dismiss the possibility of anarchy out of hand by saying, “Oh, but how would roads [ specifically open borders] be provided or accessed or protected?”

What they are really saying is that they [have not figured out a way to not] support war, genocide, tax enslavement and the incarceration and rape of the innocent, because they themselves cannot imagine how roads [specifically open borders] might be provided or accessed or protected in the absence of [current system of] violence...

Now, imagine that the reality of the situation is that roads will be provided and accessed far more efficiently and productively in a stateless society

Now, imagine that the reality of the situation is that roads will be provided and accessed far more efficiently and productively in a "nation" stateless [open border] society?

If that is the case, then the *practical considerations turn out to be the complete OPPOSITE of the truth* – that we are accepting murder, genocide and rape for the sake of access and convenience to bad roads and closed borders, rather than access to good roads and open borders!"

2. "I can confidently point towards a nonviolent society that you’re intimately aware of – you. I am guessing that you do not use violence directly to achieve your aims. It seems likely to me that you did not hold your employer hostage until you got your job; I also doubt that you keep your spouse locked in the basement, or that you threaten to shoot your “friends” if they do not join you on the dance floor. In other words, you are the perfect example of a stateless society. All of your personal relationships are voluntary, and do not involve the use of force. You are an anarchic microcosm – *to see how a stateless society works, all you have to do is look in the mirror*."

3. I was recently reading an excerpt of "Secession, the State, and the Immigration Problem"[1] by Hans-Hermann Hoppe wherein he attempts to justify a rejection of the libertarian view of freedom of travel and open borders.

In both that rejection and the parts I agree with, I see some additional insights to that further address your claims and concerns as it relates to improvements of private vs public roads and [specifically concerns over open borders, trespass, cost and trade in TODAY'S world].

I concur with Hans Herman Hoppe that: "Public property is the result of state-government confiscations—of legislative expropriations and/or taxation—of originally privately owned property. While the state does not recognize anyone as its private owner, all of government controlled public property has in fact been brought about by the tax-paying members of the domestic public. Austrians, Swiss, and Italians, in accordance with the amount of taxes paid by each citizen, have funded the Austrian, Swiss, and Italian public property. Hence, they must be considered its legitimate owners".

I disagree that: "Foreigners have not been subject to domestic taxation and expropriation; hence, they cannot be assumed to have any rights regarding Austrian, Swiss or Italian public property."

I disagree "The recognition of the moral status of public property as expropriated private property is not only sufficient grounds for rejecting the open border proposal. It is equally important for combating the present semi-open "affirmative action" immigration policies of the Western welfare states."

If *I* am a legitimate owner of the public property in the U.S., then *I* have a say in how it is used and *I* want unrestricted access! *I* cannot trade with people who are excluded from reaching my property, especially "foreigners" or concerns for those who would be considered trespassers etc.

As a legitimate owner of the "public property", and of private property within the territory commonly known as the United States, *I* issue a standing, open invitation to any and all individuals in the world to use the "public" property of which *I* am a legitimate owner!

Furthermore, I know of other legitimate owners of this public property in the U.S. who hold the same view.

Mr Hoppe's argument is sufficient grounds for ENFORCING open borders using local private police officer and or towns people or farmers on the border.Which I will get to...

Re: "Again, not NOT supporting Trump, but he has it right on immigration (mostly). In a legitimately free society where we have a constitutional republic (kind of like it was a hundred years ago) with no welfare/warfare state where the majority can vote to take away your property, free and open immigration is a practicality. Just not now unfortunately. Stefan Molyneux goes more indepth on this issue in his video The Truth About Immigration".

I prefer Practical Anarchy alternatives that Molyneux provides and actual examples of spontaneous order of individuals pursueing their own goals irrespective of their reading Smith, Mises or Hayek...

--Why not Call the Anti-Police: Ending the State’s “Security” Monopoly?
By William Norman Grigg
Pro Libertate Blog
September 17, 2014
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/william-norman-grigg/call-the-anti-police/

“Support Your Local Private Peace Officer: He’s Got a Dangerous Job” [and he actually has checks and balances and he does not Demand help nor does he extort taxes nor misrepresent his jurisdictional serve and protect duties, power and allegiance]*.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/support-your-local-private-peace-officer-hes-got-a-dangerous-job/

By William Norman Grigg

Pro Libertate Blog

*A “nation” is composed of “citizens,” and a “citizen” is supposed to be a member of a political body (“nation”) who owes a duty of allegiance in return for a duty of protection.

To have the duty of owing allegiance requires reciprocal serve and protect from the political body. Since there is no reciprocal duty to serve and protect there is no owed duty of allegiance…

http://www.copblock.org/27067/police-have-no-duty-to-protect-you/

Someone actually interested in security and ensuring peace of a community or clients or a border is not going to be an accomplice nor attracted nor remain an LEO nor will his familly put up with it…

In summary:

2. The Sagra Model in Russia; a town took out a drug cartel on its own and "nation" state did a Volte-face: Fired 200,000 LEO’s and crime went down...

3. A German version of the Sagra Model where 30,000 LEO’s guarding a train loaded with radioactive cargo, begged for relief after getting led into the forest by farmers…

4. A western version of the Sagra Model: Recent Lakota and Navajo and Bundy Ranch personal goals that could spark a similar model.

5. What people do naturally everyday every second which is unofficial unseen version of Sagra Model …

This they wanted to do and did not need a "nation" state to force them. Same in proto-dystopian Detroit with local private police services.

Instead of Social Engineering others using LEO’s and equivalents they are taking care of themselves and as a result providing actual verifiable documented natural peaceful respectful order one person at a time under conditions “nation” state officials dictate as impossible…

Ref: See Part III

http://connect.liberty.me/?p=343

How is the above not recent and relevant form of doable PERSONAL PEACEFUL seccession? Just like peaceful personal relationships between individual that Molyneux  mention in point 2?*

How is it not a form of dispensing with same old same old horrors of "nation" state Molyneux touched on in point 1? You may have to move and or do some research but hey...
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I am trying to understand Scott's ideas. I have added [my guesses to what he is pointing to] and then I will compare that with a strategy the Mr. Trump would seem to be following...

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams On Why Big Goals Are For Losers | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

http://m.fastcompany.com/3030518/bottom-line/dilbert-creator-scott-adams-on-why-big-goals-are-for-losers

One teaser excerpt

For Adams, a "goal is a specific objective that you either achieve or don't sometime in the future. A system is something you do on a regular basis that increases your odds of happiness in the long run. If you do something every day, it's a system. If you're waiting to achieve it someday in the future, it's a goal."

Adams acknowledges that there can be some overlap with how we regard this perspective (a system to achieve some objective requires goals, and a goal requires a system if you are to achieve it).

But nonetheless, he tries to emphasize that "all I'm suggesting is that thinking of goals and systems as very different concepts has power."

If you want to lose 30 pounds, that's a goal. You've either achieved it or you haven't. It can be discouraging to look on the scales each day and see that you have not achieved your goal. And so you need to constantly remind yourself that one day, far off in the future, you will achieve it (hopefully). Either way, it takes a lot of energy and determination to persist.

But eating the right kinds of foods, that's a system. So long as you're eating healthy foods, you're already winning.

As Adams sees it: "Goal-oriented people exist in a state of continuous pre-success failure at best [unmet needs/values and unsuccessful or contradictory ends and means strategies] , and permanent failure at worst if things never work out. Systems people succeed every time they apply their systems [strategies to support needs/values means and means and ends*], in the sense that they did what they intended to do."

Scott Adams then reveals his personal system [strategies] he used to achieve success [*mourning unmet needs but progressing perhaps via incremental improvement and prototyping thus freeing him to back off and make it possible to have fun, reinvest his energy and inspiration to be able to learn, plan, practice and celebrate continously...]

He wrote it down in his diary when he was a young man, fresh out of college.

"The idea was to create something that had value and -- this next part is the key -- I wanted the product to be something that was easy to reproduce in unlimited quantities. I didn't want to sell my time, at least not directly, because that model has an upward limit. And I didn't want to build my own automobile factory, for example, because cars are not easy to reproduce. I wanted to create, invent, write, or otherwise concoct something widely desired that would be easy to reproduce."

Very smart. But there's a catch:

"My system of creating something the public [many other individuals may want without initiating coercion] wants and reproducing it in large quantities nearly guaranteed a string of failures. By design, all of my efforts [energy focused on my straties] were long shots [so distant I could not get goal]. Had I been goal-oriented [distant ends fixated] instead of system-oriented [enjoying and learning via the means], I imagine I would have given up after the first several failures. It would have felt like banging my head against a brick wall.

"But being systems-oriented [ at each incremental step using means (prototype) that gave me feedback to meet my needs and strategy and that did not contradict nor trap me in my ends i.e. some far off abstract goal or strategy such pining for lots of money], I felt myself growing more capable every day, no matter the fate of the project that I happened to be working on. And every day during those years, I woke up with the same thought, literally, as I rubbed the sleep from my eyes and slapped the alarm clock off.

"Today's the day."

Adams doesn't hold back in detailing these failures [what's behind the feedback and since the progress is incremental he could recover from an improvement set back]. He's very forthright about the mistakes [sweet learning pain instead of deadening pain] he made and the lessons he learned (the "be a failure" credo may now make more sense). [Making it possible to be response able makes more sense to me]

But it was only having a[n] [immediate feedback] system [strategies to connect with core needs/values], rather than having [too distant amd contradictory ends] goals, that enabled him to ultimately be successful.

When I look at Scott's examples and life work and claims and concerns it does not involve controlling NOR ENSLAVING others...

Are voluntarist anarchic abundance strategies the same as obligation statist scarcity strategies?

When I look at possible meanings behind Scott's use of the word system [and my understanding] I begin to wonder how this could be seen as similar to what Trump IS doing unless conflating an "I" system [strategy]  with a "We" system [strategy]. In other words conflating an anarchist individualist world with a Statist socialist world.

Let me contrast these two worlds:

To set some context here is a couple of short paraphrased passages from "Practical Anarchy" by Stefan Molyneux as it relates to what we have now:

1. "When people dismiss the possibility of anarchy out of hand by saying, “Oh, but how would roads be provided or accessed?” what they are really saying is that they support war, genocide, tax enslavement and the incarceration and rape of the innocent, because they themselves cannot imagine how roads might be provided or accessed in the absence of violence. “People should be murdered, raped and imprisoned because I am concerned that the roads I use might be slightly less convenient.”

Can anyone look at the moral horror of this statement without feeling a bottomless and existential nausea?
Now, imagine that the reality of the situation is that roads will be provided and accessed far more efficiently and productively in a stateless society?
If that is the case, then the *practical considerations turn out to be the complete OPPOSITE of the truth* – that we are accepting murder, genocide and rape for the sake of access and convenience to bad roads, rather than access to good roads!"

2. "I can confidently point towards a nonviolent society that you’re intimately aware of – you. I am guessing that you do not use violence directly to achieve your aims. It seems likely to me that you did not hold your employer hostage until you got your job; I also doubt that you keep your spouse locked in the basement, or that you threaten to shoot your “friends” if they do not join you on the dance floor. In other words, you are the perfect example of a stateless society. All of your personal relationships are voluntary, and do not involve the use of force. You are an anarchic microcosm – *to see how a stateless society works, all you have to do is look in the mirror*."

3. I am guessing Trump wants freedom but doesn't want to try something he lives in his personal life (see Molyneux Practical Anarchy excerpt point 2) when it comes to border security and so forth hanging so controlling (voting to enslave) others is strategy he is holding onto?

When anarco-libertarians have discussions with statists, we are frequently asked questions such “But without government, who will build the roads? Who will provide military defense? How will criminals be stopped and punished?” Then we are asked for empirical examples of these ideas in action. Such questions have been dealt with by many writers, myself included. But sometimes it is best to answer a question with a question. Without government, who will build the death camps?

https://reece.liberty.me/but-who-will-build-the-death-camps/

4. Someone such as Trump says that the State solution to such and such problem isn't working, we are in real trouble, what are we going to do about it. The essay
Freedom Has No "System"--Challenge the premise. THERE IS NO "WE"! very nicely answers with the equivalent of "What do you mean 'WE', Statist?"

Such an approach puts the burden of freeing oneself onto the Statist. It UNDERSCORES the fact that the Statist has NOT bothered to think of solutions that do NOT involve enslaving other people. As pointed out in the article: "...[watch] my fellow humans squirm when asked to think like a free people...".

When it comes to FREEDOM, there is no "WE".

There really is only ONE person that you are capable of freeing and that is yourself. A person with the attitude of a slave or a slave master cannot be free anywhere or at any time.

THE CONTEXT of the statement is that when it comes to solving problems without using the Collective, the Government, the State (the WE), a person must adopt the ATTITUDE of an individual instead of a collective, one must think for himself/herself. For an example of switching from "WE" to "I", Ayn Rand's book "Anthem" comes to mind. Another example that springs to my mind is when the Lone Ranger says to Tonto "We are surrounded by hostile Indians. We are in real trouble." and Tonto replies "What you mean 'WE', white man?"

To elaborate on that example: I already did using Trump...

A Brilliant Libertarian Video
https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/a-brilliant-libertarian-video/

21st Century Abolitionists by Chris Dateshttp://zerogov.com/?p=2371

Freedom Has No "System"--Challenge the premise. THERE IS NO "WE"!
http://zerogov.com/?p=2334

Ref: Stephan Molyneux's Handbook to A Statist.."In the interests of efficiency, I have decided to distill every argument I have ever had with your average statist, so that I can hand it out to *those who argue that government is voluntary*, if I don't like it I can leave, taxation is not violence, etc...http://www.strike-the-root.com/72/molyneux/molyneux4.html

5. Perhaps you don't see it. That's ok too...I am becoming progressively less stupid...without the perjorative. I recognize that I cannot make all the calculations of what humans do. Nor need I. I recognize human ignorance and the mainspring of human action as stemming from dissatisfaction.

Individuals figure out what they choose to pursue themselves individually and the result is? See examples below of how each going his own path come together naturally to create a clearing in the forest of complexity.

And the peaceful personal order that comes together from that (Mises and Hayek and Mcelroy call and refer to as "spontaneous order" and "methodological individualism") is destroyed by interfering with that using the state (involuntary institution designed to initiate coercion).

Private police and Townsfolk are doing what Trump seems to think is impossible?

-Why not Call the Anti-Police: Ending the State’s “Security” Monopoly?
By William Norman Grigg
Pro Libertate Blog
September 17, 2014
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/william-norman-grigg/call-the-anti-police/

—Why not “Support Your Local Private Peace Officer: He’s Got a Dangerous Job” [and he actually has checks and balances and he does not Demand help nor does he extort taxes nor misrepresent his jurisdictional serve and protect duties, power and allegiance]*.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/support-your-local-private-peace-officer-hes-got-a-dangerous-job/

By William Norman Grigg

Pro Libertate Blog

*A “nation” is composed of “citizens,” and a “citizen” is supposed to be a member of a political body (“nation”) who owes a duty of allegiance in return for a duty of protection.

To have the duty of owing allegiance requires reciprocal serve and protect from the political body. Since there is no reciprocal duty to serve and protect there is no owed duty of allegiance…

http://www.copblock.org/27067/police-have-no-duty-to-protect-you/

Someone actually interested in security and ensuring peace of a community or clients or a border is not going to be an accomplice nor attracted nor remain an LEO nor a President, nor will his familly put up with it…the means/strategies and ends/goals are contradictory.

http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2011/09/abolish-police-arm-citizens-sagra-model.html?m=1

...Instead of social engineering others they are taking care of themselves and as a result providing actual verifiable documented natural peaceful respectful order one person at a time... the very opposite of Trumps position and rational.

--Why not 'Abolish the Police, Arm the Citizens: The "Sagra Model" of Privatized Security'?

Infact 200,000 police officers were fired and crime went down in Russia and drug lords repelled by a small town of individuals who came together spontaneously to create order. Somehow in between anarchy and statism here and oversees in Europe it is still possible to be subscribers of anarchy. And NATION STATES do back down...

No need for my kind to adopt and perpetuate wars and genocide to build roads nor a drug free world nor even free the natives. See "Practical Anarchy" by Stefan Molyneux...

Reference: "War is a Racket" by author highest decorated Marine major General and war is the health of the state see Bourne.  See Trail of a tears.  Ref: henry-clay-national-socialist at mises.

Trump gets to choose for himself right now without command controlling and enslaving others...even during ever growing police state and warring govts.

His beliefs not withstanding: "German people in unprecedented peaceful **spontanous order** come together regarding rebellion against government":

We are talking 17,000 law enforcers peacefully rebelled against by a very small town. So much for the need of large numbers of LEO's to wage war on citizens to keep peace? So much for the need of a nation state leader?

A small European town spontaneously created peaceful respectful opening and order for 17,000 law enforcers to stand down over their guarding of a train from hell loaded with nuclear waste.

6.To this day many are unaware of spontaneous order of individuals in society and methodological individualism and human ignorance in making calculations for others. One school of thought leads to what I am pointing to which is each individual doing their own thing also happen to create a path thru the forest of complexity of groups traps, which includes such things as self correcting pricing, making and delivering bread to a whole city, which was not the intention of each individual nor within their capability as one individual to dictate; and the other school is social engineering command control theorists who support the state ignorance of and interference of and destruction of spontaneous order that manifests thru methodological individualism.

Adam Smith may not have been the first economist, as he is sometimes called. But more than any other social philosopher he popularized the notion that human beings, left free to pur- sue their own goals, would give rise to a social order that none of them had consciously planned. As Smith famously put it in The Wealth of Nations, free man acts as if “led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.”

The Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises said in his mag- num opus, Human Action, that this discovery left people filled with
stupefaction that there is another aspect from which human action might be viewed than that of good and bad, of fair and unfair, of just and unjust. In the course of social events there prevails a regularity of phenomena to which man must adjust his actions if he wishes to succeed.

Check out Wendy Mcelroy's The Art of Being Free and Gene Callahan's Economics for Real People. The latter is free at mises.org the other can be purchased anywhere or at Jeffrey Tucker's liberty.me

7."It's Not Personal; It's Institutional" [and the role of so-called good men in govt] Mises Daily: by Wendy McElroy
http://mises.org/daily/5439/Its-Not-Personal-Its-Institutional

"To Serve and Protect — *The State* [not the individual]" by Wendy McElroy
http://mises.org/daily/5651/To-Serve-and-Protect-the-State

"The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance" [...gradually, non-sociopaths can no longer stand being there. They leave.] by Doug Casey
http://www.caseyresearch.com/articles/ascendence-sociopaths-us-governance
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A wine list I am reviewing.



Watch "Winebird's VINALOGY: Nebbiolo" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/9UCu_f7BKr0
 
A menu that caught my eye...but the above sums up a good part.of it. The rest was slog on the face of it. Hopefully I will discover more of the above...And I did and...the following is quite delightful!!

Watch "What's a Vinalogy? Winebird answers..." on YouTube

https://youtu.be/N8AHvIqTOSE

Brilliant!

Watch "What's a Vinalogy? Winebird answers..." on YouTube

https://youtu.be/N8AHvIqTOSE

Watch "Wine basics with Winebird: How to speak wine language." on YouTube

https://youtu.be/dqWNDmX7_o8

Watch "Wine basics with Winebird: How to speak wine language." on YouTube

https://youtu.be/dqWNDmX7_o8

Watch "Wine basics with Winebird: What do 'New World' and 'Old World' mean?" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/I05d7c0mQ6k

Watch "Wine basics with Winebird: What is 'Terroir'?" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/U6NGLLkFpPU


Boring starts here: Bubbles but perhaps NOW I can polish this up? Three videos...

Watch "Discover The Wines of Southern Italy" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/SLI9k0eKdlc

The best wine I can remember is Nero D Aviolo!!

Watch "Discover The Wines of Central Italy" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/tXf62porV3M

Watch "Discover The Wines of Northern Italy" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Au5gHe6Z9Uo

http://www.skurnik.com/?s=Gruet

http://www.northberkeleyimports.com/wordpress/project/domaine-jean-vesselle/

White wine
http://www.libertywines.co.uk/wines/view/GI101B14/
Cf
http://m.wine-searcher.com/regions-piedmont+[piemonte]

CF: http://m.wine-searcher.com/regions-gavi+-+cortese+di+gavi

Food Pair http://m.wine-searcher.com/grape-116-cortese

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2011/08/best-wines-for-grilled-fish-seafood-wine-pairing-best-summer-wine.html

http://www.skurnik.com/?s=Gavi

Standard:
Ascheri Gavi di Gavi, Italy,  2010, £12.99. Available 1st June
A beautiful example of the Cortese grape, packed with white blossom aromas and a delicously, pear-flavoured, oily  texture. A serious, but very pretty wine.
http://winebird.co.uk/my-top-white-wine-picks-for-the-weekend/

http://www.robertsinskey.com/wines/pinot-blanc
CF to understand context
http://m.wine-searcher.com/grape-380-pinot-blanc


http://www.durerweg.com/en/Vini/Classici/Pinot-Grigio

http://m.wine-searcher.com/grape-381-pinot-grigio

REF: http://winebird.co.uk/pinot-grigio-the-ikea-of-the-wine-world/

http://m.wine-searcher.com/grape-525-vermentino

http://kermitlynch.com/our-wines/punta-crena/


Watch "Winebird's VINALOGY: Chardonnay" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/p0pEO-g2jX4 as pre nup to:

http://www.skurnik.com/?s=Failla

Pink
Get a clue!!
http://winebird.co.uk/winterrose/


http://lieuditwinery.com/shop/

http://kermitlynch.com/our-wines/domaine-de-terrebrune/

II Rose Cassnova La Spinetta 2014
PDF]LA SPINETTA
www.la-spinetta.com › pdf wine tuscany

http://winecompass.blogspot.com/2015/06/winestudio-rose-with-poe-2014-sonoma.html?m=1

http://winecompass.blogspot.com/2015/06/winestudio-rose-with-poe-2014-sonoma.html?m=1

Red

Watch "Winebird's VINALOGY: Pinot Noir" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/4gJee_fR5-A
http://www.aloislageder.eu/en/pinot_noir

https://m.wine.com/product/banshee-sonoma-county-pinot-noir-2014/151334

https://www.chambersstwines.com/Products/36673/2014-vino-di-anna-vino-da-tavola-palmento-etna

http://www.viadelvino.cz/en/produkty/rosso-del-contadino-9-2011/

http://vinarijakriz.com/en/

Hint Watch "Winebird's VINALOGY: Gamay" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Pv9csTCVXTQ regarding following Napa Gamay

http://www.sanfereolo.com/eng/valdibaeng.html

Piedmont
https://m.wine.com/product/la-spinetta-barbera-dasti-ca-di-pian-375ml-half-bottle-2011/131350

Piedmont
http://www.pietrorinaldi.com/pagine/eng/vini_rinaldi/barbaresco_vigna_san_cristoforo.lasso

Piedmont
http://www.binnys.com/wine/Gaja_DaGromis_Barolo_77922.html

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/gaja/wines/da-gromis-barolo-2010

Piedmont
http://www.cellartracker.com/m/wines/1743103

Piedmont
http://www.italianwinemerchants.com/Domenico-Clerico-Barolo-Percristina-2003-p/rd5605.htm

Piedmont
http://www.vietti.com/en/wines/nebbiolo-perbacco/nebbiolo-perbacco-2013/

Lombardy
http://www.67wine.com/sku025163_NINO-NEGRI-SFURSAT-DI-VALTELLINA-5-STELLE-750ML-2010

Tuscany
https://m.wine.com/product/querciabella-chianti-classico-2012/150103

Tuscany
https://m.wine.com/product/uccelliera-rosso-di-montalcino-2013/149061

Tuscany
https://m.wine.com/product/caparzo-brunello-di-montalcino-2011/154066

Tuscany
https://m.wine.com/product/fanti-brunello-di-montalcino-2010/143197

Abruzzo
http://m.wine-searcher.com/wine-117485-0001-cataldi-madonna-malandrino-montepulciano-d-abruzzo-italy

Slovania
http://www.compasswines.com/klinec-quela-2010-10kq-29291/

Santa Ynez Ca
https://m.wine.com/product/habit-red-blend-2013/154196

Tuscany Italy
http://www.binnys.com/wine/Gaja_CaMarcanda_Magari_77726.html

Umbria Italy
https://www.vivino.com/wineries/cantina-terre-de-trinci/wines/1403935-montefalco-sagrantino-2008

Santa Cruz Mtn Calif
https://m.wine.com/product/mount-eden-vineyards-estate-cabernet-sauvignon-2009/131883

General notes:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303775504579395122692761640

We're all waiting for the prices to rise," says Justerini & Brooks Chairman Hew Blair, who first started importing Barolo into the U.K. in the late '80s. Sommeliers such as Yang Lu, wine director for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, have noted that their bright acidity, strong tannins and haunting perfume may attract Asian collectors in the same way Burgundy has in recent years.

At its best, Barolo possesses an intense ruby color that with age turns a shade of orange. These wines, made from the Nebbiolo variety, need 10 years or more to reveal their true personality the nose, includes violets, dried roses, wild berries and prunes.

On the palate, they have three key ingredients that make them special: a bright, uplifting acidity, a suave texture not unlike Pinot Noir, and a complex taste that includes cooked fruit, licorice, spice, brambles and earth. These are wines that can rival any fine wine.

One of the reasons I suspect that they haven't matched the prices of their counterparts in France is that there is no easy-to-understand classification system in Italy. Without the kind of catchall, thumbnail guide available in, say, Bordeaux, it can be difficult for consumers to understand the country's top wines.

PRIMARY MENUSKIP TO CONTENT
La Spinetta (Piedmont)

“One of Italy’s most fashionable winemakers/proprietors, Giorgio Rivetti displays a masterful touch whether he is making Barbera, Moscato d’Asti, or his proprietary red wine Pin.” – Robert Parker, Jr.

“Giorgio Rivetti, owner and winemaker of La Spinetta in Barbaresco, has become one of the leading forces in Piedmont. He’s making exciting ripe, fruit-forward Nebbiolos that would give many highly rated New World wines a run for their money. Now he’s making waves in Barolo….Rivetti is first and foremost a winemaker—one of the best and most innovative winemakers in Piedmont today. But he is also in tune with today’s consumer, whom he believes shares his preference for wines that are more approachable on release.” — The Wine Spectator

Giorgio Rivetti’s magic touch with Moscato, Barbera, Nebbiolo and, more recently, Sangiovese, Colorino, Vermentino and Sangiovese Rosé has taken the wine world by storm. He produces approachable yet age-worthy wines that command the attention of wine critics and consumers alike, year-in and year-out; their lushness, concentration, aromatics and length are unrivaled. Giorgio’s speedy ascent from Moscato producer in the 1970’s to venerated Barbaresco and Barolo vigneron today is studded with success.

The genius of La Spinetta encompasses a vast array of great wines, all boasting an inimitably approachable and voluptuous style. From Moscato to Nebbiolo to Sangiovese, whatever Giorgio touches turns to gold. His pioneering single-vineyard Barberas and Barbera/Nebbiolo blend “Pin” are considered to be the best of the Langhe. His Barbareschi and Baroli are at the very top of their category. In fact La Spinetta’s wines are among Italy’s most celebrated, as the winery has attained the coveted Tre Bicchieri award for more than 30 of their wines throughout their relatively short career. Let it never be said, however, that the greatness of La Spinetta is inaccessible to the average consumer; from the longtime favorite Barbera d’Asti “Ca’ di Pian,” featured in numerous magazines as a Best Value, to the Langhe Nebbiolo, a bottling of young vine fruit from the famed Starderi vineyard in Barbaresco, the winery offers incredible opportunities to experience the beauty of their best crus at a fraction of the cost.

http://www.skurnik.com/producer/la-spinetta-piedmont/

CBZ-018
__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad#FFE082__Pinot Noir, ‘Sonoma County’, Banshee
Producer:    Banshee Wines
Description:__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad__ The fruit for Banshee's Sonoma County Pinot Noir continues to grow more refined year after year. They continually examine their vineyard sources to discard weaker links and add stronger ones.__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad#FFE082__ Banshee now include Pinot Noir from 17 different vineyard sites, including many of their single vineyards, with more than ten clones in the final blend.__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad__ This enables them to have a broad palette with which to paint - their secret formula to providing high quality Pinot at unparalleled value. Sonoma Coast fruit (79%) is the bedrock of the wine, delivering the signature floral and earth aromatics and fine structure for which the Banshee Pinot Noir is known.Vintage 2014
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Sonoma
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Color Red

http://www.skurnik.com/our-wines/?fwp_producer=banshee-wines__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad#FFE082__

Blanc de Blancs, ‘Methode Champenoise’, Gruet__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad__
Producer:   Gruet Winery
Description: The Blanc de Blancs NV offers a great 100% Chardonnay counterpoint to Brut and Blanc de Noirs. The BdB is more high toned with a sleek, chalky minerality and a dry, fresh finish. Country: USA
Region: New Mexico
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Color: White

http://www.skurnik.com/?s=Gruet

Gruet Methode Champenoise, Blanc de Blancs
The Blanc de Blancs offers an elegant opening and abundant flavors recalling sweet apples, pears and citrus. The three years of aging has contributed accents of roasted almonds and minerals. The palate is creamy and long, while retaining balanced flavors. The style is elegant, dry and crisp, with lots of complexity. Winemaker's Note: Only 1,000 cases produced, selected from the best chardonnay of the harvest. It tastes like French champagne from the Cote des Blancs, supremely elegant, sophisticated long finish and nice acidity.

http://winecompass.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=10&tabid=6&companyid=81d88306-548a-45e8-a5df-e841868e7ecf

At La Giustiniana, harvest began on the 21st of September and concluded on the 4th October__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad#A5D6A7__ 2014__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad__, following a wet and rainy summer. Despite the conditions they were able to obtain healthy and mature grapes and were able to make a very fresh wine with good acidity and excellent aromatic finesse.

Tasting Notes
Straw-yellow with a greenish hue. The wine's aromas of white fruit, stone fruit and lime zest are immediately beguiling and followed by a subtle yet persistent bouquet of green apples. The palate is well balanced with a fresh acidity and good structure. Pleasant almond notes linger on the finish

http://www.libertywines.co.uk/wines/view/GI101B14/

CF Some even compare fine Gavi to white Burgundy, citing the mineral character of the wines. Ripe, rich fruit provides perfect balance to the vibrant acidity of the single-varietal, single-vineyard bottling of “Vigneto Masera”, producing a wine with both weight and crispness, along with intense aromas of lime, pear, apple and exotic fruits. An ideal aperitif or first course wine in an all-Piedmont lineup, and a great value!

http://www.skurnik.com/?s=Gavi

CFJ-131
__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad#FFE082__Chardonnay, ‘Sonoma Coast’, Failla
Producer:   Failla__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad__
Description: The Chardonnay program at Failla continues to evolve, as is demonstrated by their Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. The growth of this wine is due to the purchase of a new vineyard. Additionally, maturing vines and improved farming along with a more complex elevage all combine to provide their highest quality wine yet. Upon acquiring the Olivet Vineyard in 2011, full conversion to organic farming was implemented to ensure the highest quality of fruit. Another core blending component comes from the young vine block at Keefer Ranch,which was planted to heirloom Wente selection per Ehren’s suggestion in 2002. This cool site adds nerve and energy to the blend. The final component comes from the Floodgate Vineyard, which lies just outside of the West Sonoma County town of Guerneville. Planted on a mix of alluvial and Goldridge soils, Floodgate also complements the blend with a cool tone and fresh,snappy verve. All of the sources are vinified separately and made with the same care as their vineyard designate wines. The fruit is whole cluster pressed into a combination of French oak puncheon and barrique, concrete eggs, and stainless steel.This careful selection of vessels amplifies the naturally cool tone of this coastal fruit. Native yeasts are employed for primary fermentation and the wine completes malolactic fermentation naturally. The wine rests sur-lie for 9 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Vintage: 2014
Country: USA
Region: California
Appellation: Sonoma
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Color: White

http://www.skurnik.com/?s=Failla

I remember, early in my wine-drinking experience, having a glass of Italian red that I loved but couldn't remember the name of ... except that it started with a "B." Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco are all Italian wines, and they're all red.

Barolo and Barbaresco are both from the Piedmont region (the top left part of the "boot" of Italy), and both are made from the Nebbiolo grape, but they are named after the districts they hail from. Barolo and Barbaresco have wonderful, distinctive aromas of tar, roses, licorice and truffles.__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad#FFE082__ Barolo has a reputation for being more massively tannic and rich__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad__, while Barbarescos are more graceful and approachable, but there are many variations of styles out there. (There is one more Piedmont "B," and that's__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad#FFE082__ Barbera, which is the name of both the grape and the wine. Barberas are kind of the opposite of Barolos and Barbarescos; they're light and crisp, with lower tannins, and they drink well young__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad__.)

Brunello, on the other hand, is made from a particular strain of a different grape (Sangiovese) in a different part of Italy (Tuscany, near the center). The best versions of__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad#FFE082__ Brunello have luscious, bold, rich black and red fruit flavors. Decanting and aging is good for Brunello, when you give it a chance to express its complex aromas and velvety tannins.__b9c8c5b0-da3a-4359-b540-7d1b0cc550ad__

—Dr. Vinny

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/5265

CHARACTERISTICS
A classic version of Dolcetto di Dogliani where you'll find all the usual features: the primary fruit in evidence, the vinous character, the immediate drinkability, the pleasant almond aftertaste. In particular in 2007 the wine is deep purple with ruby- edges, intense and important, ripe cherry, blueberry, blackberry and violet with vegetal notes. Satisfying to the palate for the pulp and juice, balanced with discreet and fine tannins in the background. Juicy and long finish.

Pinot Grigio: there’s an ocean of Pinot Grigio made all over northern Italy, much of it unremarkable. The best wines from the variety are definitely from Alto Adige and combine bright green pear/pear skin and juicy citrus fruit with wet stone minerality.

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/the-wines-of-alto-adige
The Pinot Grigio grape variety is cultivated in Salorno, at an altitude of 220 m ASL, along the river Adige. The alluvial soils gradually change from silty-sandy type to silty as you climb from the banks of the river Adige towards the mountain. Of a straw-yellow colour, the aroma has intense and clearly definable flavours of pear and Golden Delicious apple, jasmine and lily of the valley. On the palate, it is soft and markedly sapid.

http://www.durerweg.com/en/Vini/Classici/Pinot-Grigio

Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente
Vigneto Ca’ da Rena Pigato 37 years Rocky Red Clay 2 ha
Vermentino & Pigato:
Pigato is a genetic variation of Vermentino that developed around the 18th century and was probably named for its pighe—“freckles” in the local dialect, referring to its spotty skin.

http://kermitlynch.com/our-wines/punta-crena/

Failla is a reference point winery for the Sonoma Coast. This is as good as it gets.”

— Antonio Galloni, July 2013

These are all elegant, cool climate, finesse-styled wines that were obviously influenced by European rather than New World models.”

— Robert Parker, December 2013

Critical Acclaim

V92

Vinous / Antonio Galloni

The 2013 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a terrific appellation-level bottling. Lemon oil, apricot pit, white pepper and chamomile are all very much alive in this beautifully expressive, pliant Chardonnay. The finish bristles with a real sense of energy. This is pure class all the way.

WS90

Wine Spectator

Rich and solid, with honeydew, honeysuckle, fig, apricot and spice notes reverberating on the finish. Still a touch raw at this early stage, but a good bet to gain

https://m.wine.com/product/failla-sonoma-coast-chardonnay-2013/139948

2013 notes Winemaker Notes Bianco has 2014

From a very sandy vineyard site just to the west of the Sta. Rita Hills and farmed biodynamically, this pinot noir was fermented whole cluster for about two weeks before being pressed. It was then taken down to neutral barrel and rested on it’s lees for almost a year before being racked to tank, filtered, and bottled. With such a large influence of whole cluster in the wine, the aromatics show lots of wild cherry, rose petals and clove. Similar notes show on the palate with vibrant red fruit flavors, great acidity and balance

purity, elegance, and balance in every wine is paramount.

 https://m.wine.com/product/lieu-dit-pinot-noir-2013/135140

Bandol Rosé
50% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 25% Cinsault10 years averageLimestone pebbles in brown clay, blue limestone bedrock, marl30 ha total

. The soil here is healthy and full of nutrients, because he adheres to organic farming practices; to achieve the balance in the vineyards, he plows regularly. Gentle maritime breezes funnel air into the vineyards directly from the Mediterranean, cooling the grapes from the bright sun—another factor in safeguarding the freshness. This, in turn translates to wines for great long-term cellaring, including the rosé and dry white. Reynald’s credo of “Philosophy, Rigor, and Respect” is not a catch-phrase. He believes that the hard work and extra attention to the vines is worth it, and, as they say, the proof’s in the pudding—a glass of Terrebrune!

DOMAINE DE TERREBRUNE

Before acquiring vineyards, Georges Delille trained as a sommelier in Paris.  In 1963, he bought what would become Domaine de Terrebrune, a property in Ollioules, just east of Bandol, framed by the Mediterranean and the mountain called Gros-Cerveau (Big Brain), dotted with olive groves and scenic views—an idyllic spot. ..

http://kermitlynch.com/our-wines/domaine-de-terrebrune/

Winemaker Notes

Light golden color. A bouquet of citrus, rosemary and pine, one nearly smells the coastal water influence in the glass. Bright, refreshing and elegant on the palate, brimming with fruit and floral notes adding minerals at the end. Notes of fresh apricot and white peach abound. The crisp acidity and long finish help show the wine's wonderful Tuscan terroir.

La Spinetta View all wine

They have made all the great Italian wines...Barolo, etc etc etc

http://www.la-spinetta.com/winestuscany.html



The Protocol #WineStudio Rosé series continued this week by featuring the POE 2014 Sonoma County Old Vine Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier Rosé ($22, 12%). This unique winery was founded in 2009 by Samantha Sheehan, who wanted to create a wine brand that would showcase the distinct terrior of single vineyards in California. And the name comes from her affection for the famous writer and poet - as portrayed by the wine's label. The rosé is a curious blend of 66% Pinot Noir from Olcese Vineyard and 34% Pinot Meunier from Sonoma Mountain's Van der Kamp Vineyard. The two pinots were specifically selected to mimic Burgundy and Champagne with the Pinot Noir providing "nuance+depth" and the Pinot Meunier providing "fruit+form". Old Vine is appropriate since the Pinot Noir was planted in 1974 and the Pinot Meunier in 1953. She also specifically targeted the Van der Kamp vines and fortunately a few rows became available after her inquiries.

Sheehan told the #winestudio participants that the grapes were harvested early, as in Champagne, to provide bright acids and low alcohols. The grapes were slightly pressed (no saignée) and treated the fermenting juice as a white wine - with cold fermentation and no malolacatic fermentation. For me, the wine opens with raspberry that transitions to a juicy and chewy citrus flavor. Sheehan also hinted at the orange peel and orange blossom characters. The wine finishes long and acidic. Another fabulous dry rosé; give the wine a try and decipher the label. Cheers.

http://winecompass.blogspot.com/2015/06/winestudio-rose-with-poe-2014-sonoma.html?m=1

http://www.northberkeleyimports.com/wordpress/project/domaine-jean-vesselle/

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

PINOT BLANC
Los Carneros
2013

Tasting Notes
Fulfilling aromas and flavors of fresh pears, apricots, casaba melon and a hint of mineral-like complexity complimented by tart notes of kaffir lime. Though this wine sees no oak, it has a slight essence of yeasty toast. It starts lively on the palate then evolves into a round lengthy mouthfeel with a bright, refreshing finish.

It is incredibly complex in its natural simplicity.

This Pinot Blanc only comes in half-bottles and magnums, because you should either start with it or party with it!

http://www.robertsinskey.com/wines/pinot-blanc

2013 PINOT NOIR

...biodynamic practitioners such as Alois Lageder and Franz Haas are forging a fine reputation for Pinot Noir, which is now almost as widely planted as Lagrein.

Grape variety: Pinot Noir

Description: medium ruby colour with a garnet shimmer. Clean, uplifted somewhat earthy varietal aroma: notes of red fruit, cherries and some spiciness. Fruity, mild flavour, medium-bodied. Fresh finish with good length. Elegant style. This wine will drink well, when cellared under proper conditions, for at least 3 to 5 years.

Suggested food: white and red meat, poultry, duck, veni- son, cheeses.

Origin: selected vineyards in Pochi and Appiano at an altitude of 300 to 450 metres a.s.l. (980 - 1,500 feet). Sandy, loamy soils and partly with high content of limestone. Quite cool mesoclimate.

II Rose Cassnova La Spinetta making wine with passion 2014 Tuscany

Farming sustainable no herbicides or pesticides.

Color salmon pink with orange reflections Bouquet wilted flowers red berries lime and Sage.

Taste delicious and fun Summer Wine reminiscent of tart cherry,  pomegranate and honeysuckle.

The Rosé is also complex and serious. Ideal for a bit of aging with a mineral and floral finish.
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Reviewing the wine list. I would categorize it

One Chardonnay, a related Bubbly and a couple of Whites i.e. Grigio, Blanc, Gavi and Pigato.

Pinot Bubbly, Roses and Noirs.

Red wines with Pinot Noir Burgundy characteristics i.e Nebbelios (Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera)

Nebbiolo: Pinot Noir with the acidity and tannin levels of Barolo would be Pinot Noir from hell!
Just kidding—or not.  That is to say that both the tannin and acid levels of Nebbiolo are far higher than Pinot.
 
Nebbiolo also is more floral (terpenes) with a completely different non-fruit set including anise (liquorice), tar, and bitter herb.  
 
When it is made under the “Langhe” designation, it has much lighter flavors that remind me more of pinot noir (although still with stronger tannins).
 
Sangioveses (Chianti, Brunello)

Pinot Noir lacks the tannin of Sangiovese—specifically the grape tannin often perceived in the front of the mouth on teeth and gums.

Pinot will also often display more overt small oak character with Sangiovese often aged in larger cooperage.

The anise-bitter herbal flavors set Sangiovese apart from Pinot Noir.

Sangiovese—especially Brunello—can often be confused with Nebbiolo.  Generally the latter will have higher levels of acidity, tannin, and often alcohol.  Nebbiolo usually displays MORE floral and high-toned aromatics than Sangiovese.
http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/tasting-the-evil-dwarves-part-ii

Remaining Reds and Whites…

http://winefolly.com/review/italian-red-wines/

Basically the selection of Chris Bianco’s White selection start in top of Italy Alto Adige.

Reds extend to Piedmont and Tuscany, and Sicily. Some segways to France and Slovania, which are close. And USA for some variety, emulations and vintages (consistancy).

I mention Alto Adige because it’s synonymous with Pinot Noir from Burgundy, which is a re-occuring theme here…

A quick update before I get to details.

Some Current yet Retro Wine news. 2013 was worst Red vintage of quarter century in Bordeaux France. But dry Bordeaux whites were Top of Mark. Ying and yang.

Chris is covered (hedged) with his 2013 Red Bordeaux Blends from Santa Ynez (with it’s own “fog”), and Tuscany,  Slovenia 2007,  2009 Santa Cruz. I’ll get to that.

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Some other broad overviews: On the wine list refer to 25# Gaja and 27# Clerico Barolos, 28# Vietti Nebbiolo and 37# Gaja Bordeaux Blend i.e. Super Tuscan and 38#Sagrantino Montefalco on Chris Pizza Bianco menu as they relate to following:
 
 
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaja_(wine)
 
 Join Antonio Galloni for a look back at Barolo’s epic 2004 vintage. Specifically 2004 Gaja Sperss; Vietti Barolo’s 2004 Rocche; and 2004 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra
 
 
"The late harvest that year produced captivating Barolos with exquisite aromatics, silky tannins and extraordinary finesse. We are absolutely thrilled to share a collection of fifteen of the vintage’s reference point Barolos for this special retrospective tasting and dinner at Michael White’s Vaucluse Townhouse in New York on October 20".
 
http://www.vinous.com/events/2004-barolo-retrospective
 
 
Ref: http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=106291&hilit=barolo+tradition
I [Antonio Galloni] don’t think I risk being unfair to anyone when I write that Marco Caprai has done more for the Sagrantino grape variety than probably anyone.

2005 Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Cobra Ian D’Agata, August 2016...something to ponder and brush up on...
http://www.vinous.com/articles/cellar-favorite-2005-arnaldo-caprai-sagrantino-di-montefalco-cobra-aug-2016
...whilst being introduced to Chris's number 38#
 As I browse the menu I discovered a related interview of daughter of wine maker Nino Negri regarding a process called #Sfursat#. 

 
And then noted Vietti winery sold recently. And reviewed notes on difference between Asti and Alba regarding Barbera…
 
...A point of view from Luca Currado the winemaker at Vietti: Its about which vineyard and the time in the vineyard more than Cellar work…
 
 
While Barbera d’Asti has more structure, Barbera d’Alba is generally more refined [Grace Kelly].
 
Its exuberant fruit and naturally high acidity make it ideal to pair with a range of dishes, from fish to meat. 
 
 Ref: “Best Wines Online: Interview with Luca Currado of Vietti Winery (Pt. 1)” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/h1QY2M6M6l0

I realized the Vietti wine chosen on the list above, see 28#, with links below, is a Nebbelio grape planted in Langhe–an area of Piedmont known for outside the box wine making–by none other than world renown innovator, Luca Currado of Vietti. He’s the one who brought the way it was back in 1800s to Barolo, with Barbera he planted in a lot by his father’s prized Barolos! Although recently sold, Luca is still CEO.

Then I realized Chris at Pizza Biancos has a whole Adventure Series waiting for guests to discover! Indeed one reason to COME BACK and contrast 28# and 29# Nebbiolo made in Langhe and Di Valtellini, north of Piedmont respectively. The latter using a straining and drying style called Sfursat. Same style used for prized Amarone. And the prior by a known innovator in an area renown for smoother wines.

Ref: Watch “Best Wines Online: Interview with Sarah Maule of Nino Negri Wines” on YouTube https://youtu.be/IoOj__PkJiM

 Ref: Watch “Winebird’s VINALOGY: Nebbiolo” on YouTube

https://youtu.be/9UCu_f7BKr0

Here is Jefferson’s Nebbiolo Wine Tasting Notes:

After tasting it, Jefferson described it as, “sweet as the silky Madeira, as astringent on the palate as Bordeaux, and as brisk as Champagne. It is a pleasing wine.” It was sweet back in in those days. Before the Marchesa Falletti came on the scene. That's another story and adventure.
Watch "BBC BAROLO" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/01rOyVuVIUc
 
Jefferson & Nebbiolo
 
This perfumed, complex wine from Northern Italy was described by Jefferson as “superlatively fine.” Made from a finicky cold-weather-loving grape, Nebbilio has floral flavors combined with intense earthy flavors of mushroom and truffle, soft fruit flavors and lively acidity. The high acidity and tannins in Nebbilio make it a collectors favorite as the wines can develop intriguing flavors of spice, rose, licorice and tar, and can age for decades.
Montepulciano
The Italian Montepulciano grape grown in Abruzzo, is an especially juicy grape known for its mild sweet tannins and low acidity. Today the wine is made under the control of the DOC (Denominazione di Origine), and it can be blended with Sangiovese, however, the classic characteristics of Motepulciano were just as delicious when Jefferson wrote about it in his notes.

Thomas Jefferson’s Montepulciano Notes:

“I confine myself to the physical want of some good Montepulciano . . . , this being a very favorite wine, and habit having rendered the light and high flavored wines a necessary of life with me.”

https://www.winefrog.com/2/1657/historical-wine-events-rulings/thomas-jeffersons-top-wine-picks-you-can-drink-today

Over and over I realize as I review this list of wines, Barbera is made for food pairing! Given what I learned, I would come back again for the La Spinetta Barbera Asti 23# see list below…or perhaps not!

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Let it never be said, that the greatness [innovation] of La Spinetta is inaccessible to the average consumer; from the longtime favorite Barbera d’Asti “Ca’ di Pian,” featured in numerous magazines as a Best Value...the winery offers incredible opportunities to experience the beauty of their best crus at a fraction of the cost.
Ref: http://www.skurnik.com/producer/la-spinetta-piedmont/

Then in Sicily on the site of a volcano called Mt Etna...the grape is 100% Nerello Mascalese. Grapes grown in super extreme conditions like 1000 meters above sea level on top of a volcano. Tend to be super unique if you're obsessed with terroir. Really beautiful elegant wines.

In this case try #17. High intensity nose of smokey perfumy quality and good mineral with light sour cherry and raspberry.

High acidity with medium minus firm gritty grind tannin and a medium plus finish of smoked cherry juice.

End of the day it's about that VERTICALITY. That acidity that lifts the wine. Super fun to pair with food. See 17# Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2013 

Inspired by: https://youtu.be/tnLvDIymcBo

Then see 20# to take it up to the EXTREME and interesting...Etna Rosso del Contadino No. 7, 8 or? Frank works as naturally as possible...

"I ended up buying a bottle of the Contadino 8... There is no vintage on the wine and the number is an indication of how many times he's made that particular cuvee before.  The wine is unsulfured and unfiltered ...".

http://fringewine.blogspot.com/2012/01/nerello-mascalese-sicily-italy.html?m=1

 
If Mascalese was a person, it would have a serious little-brother complex. It's never been considered the greatest grape in Sicily and has been greatly overshadowed for many many years by the Nero d'Avola grape. Nero d'Avola was itself little known outside of Sicily until not that long ago, but now it is hands down the most well-known and well-regarded Sicilian grape, especially among the red  varieties. 

See Nero d'Avola from Italy 19# Robert Parker Score 92. The 2012 Etna Rosso is Marco de Grazia's signature style with pretty floral aromas of blue flower, pressed violets, cassis and drying volcanic ash. It delivers great value with tight tannins and a long, polished mouthfeel.

The Nero d’Avola grape is also known for a dry, red wine with bold, mature berry notes and light tannin, which is meant to be consumed in its youth. Italy has a history of making wine to go with their local foods. This particular wine was crafted in its origin to go with marinara. So next time you make a simple spaghetti with marinara, go purchase this wine
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STARTING WITH CHARDONNAYS

BUBBLY

1# 2010 Gruet Blanc de Blancs is a Brut styled sparkler

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/gruet-winery/wines/champagne-blanc-de-blancs-brut-8888

Balance is as a major THEME thru out this Wine List, I am reviewing. E.G.

Medium lemon in color  Aromas of intense notes of brioche (enriched bread), followed by Green Apples, Lemon zest, Honeysuckle, and Tropical fruit.

Soft on the Front of the palate with nice Lingering acidity on the finish.

Flavors of fresh green apple and pineapple with great structure from top to bottom.

In sum: 100% Chardonnay. French “Champagne Roots, Method and American Dream, Terroir.

https://m.wine.com/product/gruet-blanc-de-blancs/58915

NB The family of Laurent Gruet still owns Gruet et Fils, in Champagne, France whilst running the Gruet NM USA.

http://wiredforwine.com/featured-wine/gruet-blanc-de-noirs-nv

WHITE WINE

7# Failla The 2013 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a terrific appellation-level bottling.

Lemon oil, apricot pit, white pepper and chamomile are all very much alive in this beautifully expressive, pliant Chardonnay. The finish bristles with a real sense of energy. This is pure class ALL the way.

https://m.wine.com/product/failla-sonoma-coast-chardonnay-2013/139948

FINISHING PART I with BUBBLY

PINOT NOIR with touch of Chardonnay.

2# Vesselle Blanc de Noir [Pinot Noir 90% with Chardonnay 10%].

For nearly 300 years, the Vesselle family has been tilling the chalky soils of Bouzy and cultivating some of the village’s best-placed Pinot Noir vines.

Domaine Jean Vesselle crafts “grower” Champagne, a récoltant-manipulant house that grows its own grapes and makes its own wine all on site.

http://www.northberkeleyimports.com/wordpress/project/domaine-jean-vesselle/

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/georges-vesselle/wines/champagne-blanc-de-noirs-grand-cru-bouzy-8888

The point: More natural nuances not present with conventional farming show themselves as are more balanced fruit with more present acidity.

Inspire by https://www.winefrog.com/2/1668/wine-styles/champagne/the-new-generation-of-champagne

II. WHITE WINES

STARTING with ALTO ADIGE, use it to SEGWAY to Napa, and back to Italy…

5# Pinot Gregio Durer Weg Alto Adige

http://www.durerweg.com/en/Vini/Classici/Pinot-Grigio

Of a straw-yellow colour, the aroma has intense and clearly definable flavours of Pear and Golden Delicious Apple, Jasmine and Lily of the Valley. On the palate, it is soft and markedly sapid.

http://winefolly.com/review/alto-adige-wine-region/

4#  Discover Artisan Wines – Venture Outside of Popularly Rated Wines

Love Sauvignon Blanc? Try a Pinot Bianco.
USING Alto Adige’s famous Pinot Bianco TO SEGWAY to Robert Sinskey’s Pinot Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Fulfilling aromas and flavors of fresh pears, apricots, casaba melon and a hint of mineral-like complexity complimented by tart notes of kaffir lime.Though this wine sees no oak, it has a slight essence of yeasty toast.

It starts lively on the palate then evolves into a round lengthy mouthfeel with a bright, refreshing finish. It is incredibly complex in its natural simplicity. [An opening half bottle to start OR a magnum to party all night!]

Sourced from: https://m.wine.com/product/robert-sinskey-pinot-blanc-375ml-half-bottle-2013/154451

Watch “Pinot Blanc: White Wine Guide, Information & Types” on YouTube

https://youtu.be/cPlOq6OrtW0

Inspired by https://www.winefrog.com/2/1639/tasting/ignore-the-ratings

3# Step outside the box — the box of ordinary white wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc.

CONTINUING with Northern Italy, but a little South of Aldo Adige with Gavi di Gavi, a famous Piedmont white. Steely with a more backbone than the traditional Gavi. Theme of Apples, citrus peel, pear and slight note of apricots. Scored 3.8

Good on its own. The wine is bone-dry and crisp, with citrus and mineral notes. The area’s proximity to the Ligurian coast, the Italian Riviera, has made Gavi a natural partner for seafood.

Gavi

Grown in the Piemonte region of northwest Italy with the Cortese grape, Gavi is acidic yet fruity, dry and balanced, with a steeliness **NOT OFTEN FOUND in Italian whites**. Fantastic with seafood, it also partners well with pasta with cream- or lemon-based sauces, grilled vegetables or chicken Caesar salad.

http://www.winemag.com/2009/08/18/beyond-sauvignon-blanc/

“Barbera
High in acidity, this red variety makes one of Italy’s greatest food wines. The natural freshness pairs well with cold cuts, cheese, pasta or pizza. Barberas from Asti and Alba offer affordable alternatives to the great reds of the region.

Cortese
This fresh white grape is the foundation of Cortese di Gavi (or simply Gavi) wines. It shows a touch of talcum powder or crushed granite, with pretty floral accents.

Dolcetto

Fruity, dark in color and soft in tannins, Dolcetto is another grape that shows incredible versatility with food. Locals drink it with slices of dried salami and cheese”

http://www.winemag.com/2012/10/01/a-feast-for-the-senses-in-piedmont/

Cortese

Perhaps more famous than the variety name of Cortese is the wine called ‘Gavi’ which is the name of the town in the southeast part of Piedmont. Gavi wines are made in a dry style and are known for their lemon-like citrus flavors and tingly acidity. Cortese has the same mouth-zapping refreshing quality as some Pinot Grigio and Chablis wines.

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/giustiniana/wines/lugarara-gavi-9999

Inspired by http://www.marileebrothers.com/gavi-verdicchio.html

6# MORE SOUTH to the Italian Reviera on the coast of Liguria Italy for Pigato (freckles) 2013 which scored 3.4

Interesting green apple and earthy nose with fatty body

Much richer than the pigato I drank in Liguria. White melon, white grape and pear. Beautifully balanced with medium acidity and mild sweetness.

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/punta-crena/wines/vigneto-ca-da-rena-pigato-9999

PART III. ROSE

THE PINOT NOIR THREAD.

8# Lieu Dit Pinot Noir 2013 s/b 2014 From a very sandy vineyard site just to the west of the Sta. Rita Hills and farmed biodynamically, this pinot noir was fermented whole cluster for about two weeks before being pressed. It was then taken down to neutral barrel and rested on it’s lees for almost a year before being racked to tank, filtered, and bottled.

With such a large influence of whole cluster in the wine, the aromatics show lots of wild cherry, rose petals and clove. Similar notes show on the palate with vibrant red fruit flavors, great acidity and balance.

https://m.wine.com/product/lieu-dit-pinot-noir-2013/135140

11# Poe Sonoma County Pinot Noir Meunier Rosé 2014Avg. Rating: 3.8 wine Compass

rasperry

aromas; juicy and chewy or and citrus; long acids and cherry tannins

Alissa Sytsma

Aromas of orange blossom and ripening strawberries. 66% old vine pinot noir, 34% pinot meunier. Easy warm weather drinking, light bodied, crisp with a persistent citric finish.

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/poe-wines/wines/sonoma-county-pinot-noir-meunier-rose-9999

POE was founded in 2009 by Samantha Sheehan, an advocate of the vineyards and wines of Burgundy and Champagne. The brand; Poe, was created to show that California too has incredible and distinctive terroir, varying dramatically from one microclimate to the next.

https://m.wine.com/product/poe-rose-2014/142080

Rose SEGWAY TO PROVENCE

9# Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rose 2014  Rosé from Provence, France RP91 V91 Light pink/salmon in color, with classic orange blossom, melon and tangerine aromas and flavors, as well as that salty minerality that’s common from rosé from the region, Domaine Terrebrune’s 2014 Bandol Rose is medium-bodied, juicy, rounded and nicely textured, with bright acidity coming through on the finish. It’s a beautiful rosé to drink over the coming year or so.

https://m.wine.com/product/domaine-de-terrebrune-bandol-rose-2014/152512

Rose SEGWAY to a SANGIOVESE

10#  scoring 4.0 La Spinetta 2014 https://www.vivino.com/wineries/la-spinetta/wines/il-rose-di-casanova-9999

“Cassis with a light acids & dark fruits.”

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 by Dadavoodoo

PART IV THE REDS with Burgundian (Pinot Noir) and Bordeauian and Sangiovese thread.

To START its back to Alto Adige not quite as famous as Burgundy but still FAMOUS for Red Pinot Noire.

12# Alois Lageder Pinot Noir Avg. Rating: 3.3

Nice light

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/fr-alois-lageder/wines/pinot-noir-9999

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13# Banshee Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2014 The 2014 is strikes a beautiful balance between both RED and BLUE fruits, notably Bing cherry and Asian plums. Interwoven with the fruit characteristics is coastal MOSS, fresh wild Mushrooms and Spice. The wine has good carry-through from front to finish, with lively acidity to keep it light on its feet.

https://m.wine.com/product/banshee-sonoma-county-pinot-noir-2014/151334

14# B. Kosuge Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 sb 2012

The 2013 Hirsch aromatically has the usual dark cherry fruit overlaid with a brown spices that is somewhat characteristic of this vineyard. On the palate, dense but weightless, and still very young.

https://m.wine.com/product/b-kosuge-hirsch-vineyard-pinot-noir-2013/148789

SEGWAY TO NAPA GAMAY

Gamay

Gamay is better known as Beaujoulais. Most Beaujoulais are meant to be drunk within the year after they were produced and are light cherry with sometimes a banana-like flavor. There are finer more age-worthy Beaujoulais referred to as “cru Beaujoulais” and these wines often have raspberry aromas. These wines often have a green stem bitterness. Tart Cherry, Raspberry

Watch “Winebird’s VINALOGY: Gamay” on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Pv9csTCVXTQ

Antidote to heavy tannic heavy alcohol  wines. Carbonic maceration = low tannin.

15# Broc Solano County Green Valley Valdiguie Avg. Rating: 3.9

Takkino Felduchi

Ideal US hipster wine! Unloved grape: 60-70yr-old Valdiguié aka Napa Gamay, anti-Parker, New California, hip label, terroir-lovin’ wine maker in Berkeley. Restored my faith in CA wine.

Nose: fruity BEAUJOLAIS style, but with more green peppers. Tart cherries, pickled Japanese plum, some animal funk and vanilla.

Palate: the closest I’ve been to umeshu plum wine. Lean+light! Sour apricot, plums and cranberries burst with low tannins. Nice acidity contrast. Floral greenness+warm vanilla aftertaste.

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/us-broc/wines/solano-county-green-valley-valdiguie-9999

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PART IV ITALIAN REDS.

16# Centonze Frappato 2013, a beautifully floral Sicilian red JG91 13% alcohol. Sweet, supple, floral nose of red cherries and rose petals. On the palate this shows supple, sweet fruit with red cherries and plums. It’s quite light-bodied, but generously flavoured, with a slightly grainy structure. Fresh, supple, pretty and delicious.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/italy/centonze-frappato-2013-a-beautifully-floral-sicilian-red

17# Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2013Avg. Rating: 3.7

Terry Hsiao

Grown at 800 m altitude at a northern face slope of Etna mountain with mostly stony light sandy loam soil.

Macerate for 18 days with good tannin extraction and used French oak for 3 months.

Beautiful pinot noir color. But 100% nerello mascalese.

High intensity nose of smokey perfumy quality and good mineral with light sour cherry and raspberry.

High acidity with medium minus firm gritty grind tannin and a medium plus finish of smoked cherry juice.

90pts me

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/pietradolce/wines/etna-rosso-9999

18# Vino di Anna Palmento Rosso 2014Avg. Rating: 4.5

Best chilled?

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/vino-di-anna/wines/palmento-rosso-9999

Nero d’Avola

Traditional style Nero d’Avola (Sicily’s champion red grape) is earthy with dried fruit aromas such as raisins and figs. More and more winemakers in Sicily are experimenting with different winemaking techniques and Nero d’Avola becomes smoother with more blackberry and spice characteristics. Plum, Black Currant, Blackberry

19# Le Vigne di Eli Etna Rosso 2012  Nero d’Avola from Italy RP92 The 2012 Etna Rosso is Marco de Grazia’s signature style with pretty floral aromas of blue flower, pressed violets, cassis and drying volcanic ash. It delivers great value with tight tannins and a long, polished mouthfeel

https://m.wine.com/product/le-vigne-di-eli-etna-rosso-2012/140112

20# Etna Rosso del Contadino No. 7 Frank works as naturally as possible, without using any chemicals in the vineyard – not even the sulfur and copper used by biodynamic and organic growers – and he doesn’t add anything in the winery. It’s a fresh, vital, cherry-scented red of real profundity, yet this is the entry level wine in the range

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/?s=Etna+Rosso+del+Contadino+No.+7

21# Križ

Dolcetto

Dolcetto is a high acid grape that exhibits blackberry aromas and typically has very tart flavors. It is one the the lightest dark fruit flavored wines and has bitterness on the finish. Blackberry

It’s wonderful snappy black berry character. Crisp fruit component. In sub zone of Dogliani in Piedmont. Takes on dark inky appearance. Almost looks like Petite Syrah but much racier and have almondy almost nutty backbone to them.

Lightly tannic and tend to be bit grippier than Barbera. Dolcetto is less tannic but sometimes APPEAR more full bodied. CF with Gamay. Antidote to heavy tannic heavy alcohol wines. Carbonic maceration = low tannin.

BIG YET APPROACHABLE

Barbera resides just above Dolcetto in the Piedmontese pecking order of grapes. It matures later and is bigger in flavor than Dolcetto. As with Dolcetto, the flavors are decidedly cherry, ranging from sweet-tart to black. Cocoa and chocolate notes appear again, too, making one wonder if perhaps some of the similarities between Barbera and Dolcetto are due to the terroir of Piedmont. In general, Barberas have a chewy, leathery, earthy element that can add complexity, but also some toughness. Without doubt, the grape is decidedly higher in acidity than the friendlier Dolcetto.

If Barbera has one particular problem, it would be its natural high acidity. To address this, producers are taking action in a few ways. Many are harvesting the grape later than ever before, seeking greater ripeness and a reduction of acidity.

Traditionally, Barbera was brought in between the early-maturing Dolcetto and the late-ripening Nebbiolo (from which the esteemed Barolo and Barbaresco are made). However, as a rule these days, producers are seeking longer hang times, and when the vintage permits, they may even allow their Barbera to remain on the vine longer than the Nebbiolo.

http://www.winemag.com/2000/04/01/dolcetobarbera-piedmonts-dynamic-duo/

22# San Fereolo Valdiba 2012

Avg. Rating: 3.7

JAYRCEE !

100% Dolcetto. A very food friendly Italian red. We have had Dolcetto wines with ‘beer can in the butt’ chicken, pizza and tonight Italian subs with chips along with some fruitcake. Seems to go nicely with a variety of different foods. Aged in S S tanks. Lots of ripe blueberry aroma/flavor. Hint of fresh ground all spice. Robust and yet elegant. Fresh tannins. Dolcetto means ‘little sweet’. The wine had a slight sweetness but was not a sweet wine. Nice slightly minty finish

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/san-fereolo/wines/valdiba-9999

Dolcetto, or “little sweet one,” is actually a light- to medium-bodied dry red wine, with mouthwatering black cherry, licorice and almond notes. With its low to moderate acidity but firm tannins, it’s the polar opposite of Barbera, which has high acidity and virtually no native tannins.

Dolcetto d’Alba should be enjoyed within a year or two of its vintage date, and is usually aged in steel or in concrete tanks to preserve its aromas and freshness.

In Dogliani, Dolcetto’s spiritual home on the outskirts of Barolo, Dolcetto Superiore can age for a few years or longer, so producers often mature it in oak casks to obtain more complexity.

Both versions are extremely food friendly. Dolcetto has long been a staple on Piedmont dinner tables.

“Dolcetto is what most people in Langhe and in the rest of Piedmont still drink every night for dinner,” says Barolo producer Franco Massolino.

Maurilio Garola, chef at Il Ciau di Torrevento, one of the area’s Michelin-starred restaurants, agrees that Dolcetto makes a wonderful table companion.

“Dolcetto goes with everything,” says Garola. “I really love it with pasta e fagioli, but it’s a wine you can enjoy right through the meal, from the first course to the meat dishes.”

The classic Italian picnic wine, Dolcetto also works well in summer when slightly chilled

http://www.winemag.com/2013/09/25/visiting-piedmont-on-a-budget/

Barbera

From northern Italy, barbera has a much more pale color and notes of cherry and unripe raspberry….

23# La Spinetta Barbera d’Asti Ca’ di Pian 2011

Avg. Rating: 3.8

Sipping Fine Wine

Just love the Rhino on the label! Ruby red with blue and black fruit aromas and woodsy spices. The palate focuses on the fruit and shows plum and cherry flavors with some oak and spice. Vivid acidity, smooth tannins and mineral hits on the medium finish

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/la-spinetta/wines/ca-di-pian-barbera-dasti-9999

Barbera —a round, fruit-forward red wine boasting fleshy cherry and black pepper flavors—owes its current popularity to the late Giacomo Bologna, who in the 1980s revived Barbera in Piedmont’s Asti hills. By replanting Barbera in more suitable sites, applying careful vineyard management and adopting scrupulous winemaking methods, Bologna transformed a coarse local tipple into a world-class wine.

Just a few miles away, producers in the Langhe took note and began replanting Barbera in vineyards with better sun exposure and altitudes. Most winemakers also started aging it in barrels to give the wine the tannic structure it naturally lacks.

“Thanks to all the care in the vineyards and the attention in the cellars, there’s been a Barbera renaissance that’s turned what we always considered a rustic wine into an elegant wine with longevity,” says Gianluca Grasso, the winemaker for his family’s Elio Grasso winery.

While Barbera d’Asti has more structure, Barbera d’Alba is generally more refined. Its exuberant fruit and naturally high acidity make it ideal to pair with a range of dishes, from fish to meat.

It’s a favorite of Giuseppe Rosati, the wine director at Felidia in New York.

“Barbera is incredibly versatile with food,” says Rosati. “I love to drink it with everything, from grilled red meats to pasta dishes with mushrooms and truffle

http://www.winemag.com/2013/09/25/visiting-piedmont-on-a-budget/

24# Pietro Rinaldi San Cristoforo Alba Barbaresco 2011Avg. Rating: 4.0

Steve Brame

Nice depth for a Barbaresco.

Homero Garza

Very nice barbaresco at an early age. Intense ruby red. Appealing ripe red fruit with hints of mocha and tobacco wrapped by a curtain of violets and balsamic notes. Palate is fresh, live, elegant and balanced. It’s vibrant acidity gives it character. Dusty tannins. This nebbiolo shows determination to keep aging but it is already drinking very well now. Thumbs up

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/pietro-rinaldi/wines/san-cristoforo-alba-barbaresco-9999

25# Gaja DaGromis Barolo 2010 Intense red in color with full aromas, rich with berries and floral notes as well as aromas of licorice, dried herbs and spices. This wine has a solid structure on the palate and a rich softness as well as a lingering finish.

https://m.wine.com/product/gaja-dagromis-barolo-2010/138669

https://www.justerinis.com/fine-wines/producer-details/italy/gaja-772

http://www.vendemmia.ca/our-wines/wines/dagromisbarolo/

# Avg. Rating: 4.1 Borgogno Cannubi 2008

Alex MacFarlane

Good value at $40. definite dried flowers in palate. Med to high tannins. Med to high acids. Long finish

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/fossati/wines/borgogno-cannubi-9999

VIP Although Barbera is rapidly gaining ground, Barolo and Barbaresco are still the defining wines of Piedmont. With a string of good vintages still in the pipeline, now is the time to be buying.


As springtime approaches, wine lovers’ thoughts begin to turn away from the sturdy wines of winter and toward light, refreshing wines to be sipped outdoors on a balmy day. On the other hand, when the frigid grip of New York’s winter descends, you try convincing wine critics to taste cool, crisp Pinot Grigios. Thankfully, there are some wines that can bridge the seasons easily.


“Barolo is unique,” asserts Paolo Abbona, owner of the Marchesi di Barolo winery. “It can go with multiple courses because it ‘washes the mouth,’ allowing you to taste the food.” In parallel fashion, despite its reputation as a heavyweight, winter wine, its acidity allows it to transition into lighter seasonal fare, such as roast chicken. Barbaresco, its more elegant sibling, does so even more easily.

Abbona resists generalizations about the characteristics of specific vineyards, but does allow that “the crus are always riper and more concentrated” than wines from other sites. Boffa makes a distinction—and other producers seem to agree—between the Barolos from the eastern portions of the zone versus those from western portions. “They are more robust, concentrated and tannic, whereas the western wines are fruitier and more delicate.”

The eastern part of the zone, around the communes of Castiglione Falletto and Monforte d’Alba, have more sandstone; the soils around Barolo and La Morra have more clay and limestone. Cannubi, Barolo’s most famous cru, is the only site to combine both soil types, according to Abbona, one of that vineyard’s largest land holders.

The soils of Barbaresco are predominantly the calcareous clay type known as Sant’ Agata marl. Together with the region’s slightly lower elevation (200-250 meters above sea level, compared to 300-450 meters for Barolo), these conditions make for what Abbona calls “more elegant, easier to drink wines.”

http://www.winemag.com/2004/04/01/piedmonts-killer-bs/

27#4.3 Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina [Monteforte] 2003 Decant The excellent 2005 Domenico Clerico Barolo Per Cristina presents gobs of chocolate, spice, florals and dark fruit. So well balanced and gifted with a long, long finish, it impresses on every level. Not as big a wine as in some years, but actually, in this case- that’s a good thing. Highly recommended

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/clerico-domenico-e-giuliana/wines/barolo-percristina-9999

Barrel program: 36 months in French oak barriques (80%new – 20% once used) and then 24 months in 50hl Slavonia oak vats

http://www.domenicoclerico.com/page/eng/vini/barolo-percristina.php

Domenico Clerico Italian Wine | Justerini & Brooks | Wine
https://www.justerinis.com › italy › dome…
Mobile-friendly – Domenico Clerico is one of Piedmont’s legends. … purchased in some of the most interesting crus of Monteforte: Ginestra in 1983, Pajana in 1989 and the last, Mosconi, in 1985. …. Barolo, Percristina

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo from northern Italy has very big tannins and is the grape in Barolo and Barbaresco. When it is made under the “Langhe” designation, it has much lighter flavors that remind me more of pinot noir (although still with stronger tannins). Tart Cherry, Strawberry,Raspberry

28# Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo delle Langhe 2013 This wine offers up generous fruit along with menthol, spices and hard candy, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight style. Strong, intense and powerful when young, complex and elegant with proper aging.

https://m.wine.com/product/vietti-perbacco-nebbiolo-delle-langhe-2013/153636

29# Sfursat 2010

Elizabeth Sopel rated 4 starsCherry medicine, iron, dirt mushrooms. Medium high acidity
https://www.vivino.com/wineries/sfursat-148783/wines/sfursat-di-valtellina-2010

Doug Meikle

Absolutely magnificent wine. Deep berry flavors and dark red cherries. Almost dark chocolate like at the finish. High alcohol content but still delightfully smooth and flavorful.

Dry for a Nebbiolo, smokey, excellent with game

Deep rich cranberry

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/sfursat-148783/wines/red-9999

30# Querciabella Chianti Classico 2012

Critical Acclaim

WE91

Wine Enthusiast

Alluring aromas of ripe plum, fragrant violet, menthol and baking spice emerge on this savory, enjoyable red. The juicy, easy-drinking palate combines an enticing weightless quality with succulent fruit including fleshy black cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and chopped herb alongside round, polished tannins

https://m.wine.com/product/querciabella-chianti-classico-2012/150103

31# Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino 2013 V91 The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino captures the essence of this site rich in clay and limestone, where the wines are ample and broad in style. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, lavender and spice notes blossom in a resonant Rosso loaded with personality

https://m.wine.com/product/uccelliera-rosso-di-montalcino-2013/149061

Sangiovese

Sangiovese comes from Italy and is grown all over. Traditionally, when it’s from Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino, it has a smokiness with dried cherry or strawberry flavors. When grown in the US, it has little to no smokiness and fresh strawberry and jam-like flavors. Red Cherry, Strawberry, Jam

32# Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2011  Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy V94 The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a terrific wine for the year. Sweet red cherry, plum, tobacco, mint, sweet spices and orange peel are all front and center. This is a gorgeous 2011 Brunello that represents everything the vintage can be; open-knit, accessible and polished. I don’t expect the 2011 will be a long-term ager, but it is exceptionally beautiful and delicious today.

https://m.wine.com/product/caparzo-brunello-di-montalcino-2011/154066

33# Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2010 RP92 The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and well-saturated wine that puts on a very nice show. It shows immediate fruit and spice and delivers these characteristics in a very direct and matter-of-fact manner. This is a proud Brunello with no hidden messages or meanings. It portrays the grape with honesty, placing emphasis on freshness and silkiness of tannins. Sweet cherry and cinnamon make for cheerful end notes

https://m.wine.com/product/fanti-brunello-di-montalcino-2010/143197

Montepulciano

The primary grape in Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Italy. This wine also has intense smokiness and big tannins as well as dark red fruits. Black Cherry

34# Cataldi Madonna Malandrino Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2013 sb 2012 V92 Deep ruby. Enticing aromas and flavors of mineral-driven red cherry, dark berries and herbs. Very fine-grained, precise wine with a clean finish featuring noteworthy freshness and noble tannins. Malandrino is Cataldi Madonna’s most improved wine and one of the flag bearers of the new wave of very successful unoaked Montepulciano wines now increasingly in fashion.

https://m.wine.com/product/cataldi-madonna-malandrino-montepulciano-dabruzzo-2013/143715

SEGWAY TO BORDEAUX BLENDS

Why Bordeaux and why terroir from California, Italy and Slovenia?

One reason is to provide value of CONSISTENCY of VINTAGES to hedge Bordeaux climate off and on higher HIGHS, lower LOWS.

But ALSO to progress variety, novelty and EXCITEMENT between say Bordeaux’s Puilliac, St Emilion and Steph. Chris of Biancos has multiple Bordeauxs that showcase markedly at least 3 different terroirs.

AND at the same time Tuscany is a close emulation, double, doppelganger to LEFT BANK of Bordeaux.

Wine news. Note 2013 was worst Red vintage of quarter century in Bordeaux France. But dry Bordeaux whites were Top of Mark. Ying and yang.

Chris is covered on many levels with his 2013 Bordeaux Blends from Santa Ynez, and Tuscany, Slovenia 2007,  and 2009 Santa Cruz.

Here are WINE NOTES of 3 Bordeaux Blends; a Montefalco Sagrantino and Mt Eden Calif Cabernet Sauvignon.

35# 3.9 Klinec Quela 2007Avg. Rating: 3.9

Takkino Felduchi

My third wine from this great Slovenian wine maker from the border with Friuli, Italy. This ‘Bordeaux’ blend with 60% Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon/blanc, is quite standard, but with a little rebellious side.

Nose: heady, unique, slightly herbal, candied sour cherry that turns jnto licorice, before showing tertiary notes of time: tar and dried figs.

Palate: medium kirshe* body with thick tannins and soil. Medium finish with the tannins becoming strong, with some flint and black berries

Colin Hartley

Nose, to me, is very earthy – root vegetables, agricultural. Taste though leaves the farm behind and has powerful fruit and spices

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/klinec/wines/quela-2007

*What does Kirsch taste like?
The cherries are fermented complete (that is, including their stones). Unlike cherry liqueurs and so-called “cherry brandies”, kirschwasser is not sweet. The best kirschwassers have a refined taste with subtle flavors of cherry and a slight bitter-almond taste that derives from the stones.

36# Habit Red Blend 2012 sb 2013 V94 The 2012 Red Wine Santa Ynez Valley, a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, is superb. Layers of rich plummy fruit, savory aromatics and pulsating minerality open up in this effortless, radiant red. A rush of Cabernet Franc notes round out the finish. The 2012 isn’t a huge wine, but it delivers extreme pleasure. Don’t miss it.

https://m.wine.com/product/habit-red-blend-2012/141564

37# Bordeaux Blend Angelo Gaja Ca’Marcanda Magari 2013 JS93 A solid red with silky and polished tannins, pretty blackberry fruit and hints of wood. Full body, fine tannins and a savory finish. Racy and transparent in style. Bordeaux blend.

https://m.wine.com/product/gaja-camarcanda-magari-2013/148208

38# 3.5 Terre de Trinci

Montefalco Sagrantino 2008

CHARACTERISTICSRuby red, intense colour, rich and persistent to the nose, a play of small wild berries and lightly spiced. Full and robust, also to the palate, and deep and velvety in the mouth.

AGINGAt least 10 – 15 years

SERVING TEMPERATURE18-20 C°

PAIRINGSPrized meats, game, and aged cheeses

 http://www.terredetrinci.com/en/vini-rossi/docg-montefalco-sagrantino.php

Interesting article: http://www.vinous.com/articles/cellar-favorite-2005-arnaldo-caprai-sagrantino-di-montefalco-cobra-aug-2016

RemyDrinkStuff

For the money, this is one of my favorite Italian wines. Fruit on the start (cherry, red currant underripened blackberry), and herbs in the middle with a great Italian backbone. Great with pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup

Ricky Reznik

The best grape you may have never heard of. Much bigger and impressionable than any chianti or barolo. Unreal value, memorable finish.

A F

Good nose, nice varietal character. Not as full-bodied as most Sagrantinos, ah that balancing theme.

https://www.vivino.com/wineries/cantina-terre-de-trinci/wines/1403935-montefalco-sagrantino-2008

Watch “Winebird’s VINALOGY: Cabernet Sauvignon” on YouTube

https://youtu.be/w8wgMRs_pZo

39# Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Critical Acclaim

V94

Vinous / Antonio Galloni

Dark red fruit, menthol, spices, licorice and plums meld together in the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, layered and textured, the Cabernet Sauvignon has plenty of vintage 2009 juiciness, but firm, well-integrated tannins provide a gorgeous backbone of structure. The style is bold, juicy and direct, much of that shaped by a period of warmth at the end of the growing season. This is an unusually flashy wine from Mount Eden, but it works. Over the last few years in particular, the Cabernet Sauvignon has been the hidden gem in the Mount Eden lineup

https://m.wine.com/product/mount-eden-vineyards-estate-cabernet-sauvignon-2009/131883

Making Sense of the Red Wines.

I am going to start in NW Italy in Piedmont or Piemonte or foot of the mountain (Alps). It includes Langhe valley and Asti. Climate not condusive to growing Bordeaux as in France and Napa Valley.

Instead maybe because of proximity to France, they tend to focus on more elegant, prettier yet earthy stoic grape varieties.

The main grape in Piedmont is Nebbiolo, and refers to fog rolls in and covers the hills of Langhe valley which is what Piedmont is known for.

This grape produces several different wines of similar style but because of location w/i Piedmont have different variations.

First of all, Nebbiolo produces Barolo. Tend to mirror full bodied earthier Pinot Noir style or wine from Burgundy France.

They age remarkably well 10 to 15 years.
Beautiful, elegant refined with Roses, tar and leather notes and sweet cherry fruit.

It’s kissing cousin, is commune of Barbaresco right next to Barolo. Now Barberesco is hilly, same grape variety however soil is slightly different and elevation a little quirky, so what you get is MORE ELEGANT version of Nebbiolo.

Still able to age to the Dickens. A full bodied Barberesco will compare favorably to a lighter style Barolo.

These wines are what are called Burgundian in style. Fragrant. Effusive. Little chewy when young. Not deeply colored. It’s lighter colored. It’s about aromas and perfumes. Wonderful balsamic and cherry aromas and flavors.

Then we Barbera from sub zones of Asti and Alba in Piedmont.

Barbera at home because it’s so versatile, insanely fruity, wonderful dark black cherry type fruit component in the wine. Acidity is racy. Beautiful acidity. Develop sense of comolexity. Richness without heaviness. If want color punch and fruit but without too serious then Barbera is route to go.

No body does it better than Piedmont.

Other major grape variety in Piedmont is known as Dolcetto. Little sweet. These days not so sweet nor little.

Red Wines from Tuscany.

It’s about romance. Piedmont is about eating and drinking and some partying. Tuscany I think of bringing my wife,  cypress trees, rolling hills, sunshine and the wines convey that vibe. Not so warm as beach. Not beach wines. But not so cold winter wines either. They strike wonderful balance.

That’s why you need them in your life.

Great thing in Tuscany you basically really need one wine grape to get a grip on. The grape is Sangiovese. Produces most of go to Tuscan wines.

You have Chianti Classico. 80% Sangiovese.

Brunello Di Montalcino. Montalcino is a region just south of chianti region. Made from grape called Brunello. It is Sangiovese (Grosso little browner skin, little larger grape providing richness structure intensity, aristocracy to the wine. So fetch a bit more money than Classico.

Vino de Montepulciano…

Beyond that along Tuscan coast south of pisa there is whole new genre based on Bordeau varieties of France.

Soil and climate mimics Bordeau France. Bolgheri is a little of the bling area.

In sum these wines have bright acidity, red black berry fruit, balsamic notes.

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What you hold in your hands, is a waiters waiter, sommeliers sommelier, programmers programmer version of what I did to crack the code of complexity in across the board complex environs. 

I have used  the same simple system to run companies from my phone.

What makes the following serial list Relevant, Timely and in keeping with Tempo of Ordering Wine for me and perhaps you, is I and you can do a search on say wine 25# on my phone see an excerpted review of the wine with a link; and contrast it to choices within that varietal. 

I have done preliminary searchs and added why a wine is essentially UNIQUE and outside the typical cookie cutter and how you might use it in ways NOT typically available to others…(this is an on going progression, and I wanted to start somewhere…to create my own path whilst surfing thru the trails…)

A restaurant wine list is a gateway to the world of wine and those doors lead to different paths taking you across the globe, sometimes revealing incrementally improved treasures…

Part of that adventure for me is taking a picture of a wine (list etc), writing about it, highlighting, drawing a picture of say the fruit, the floral and spice and earth qualities…(the paired signature dish etc) and sharing it…
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