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  1. katems
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    ooh, i love Hirsch’s last description; if i could have one more sip i could get this wine. i’m going to remember this for future tastings.

  2. Damon Levy
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    Elaine, very balanced article on IPOB. I like the concept of IPOB but never could understand the arbitrary 14% rule — that is a common number created by the government for tax purposes, not a number based on what is happening in the winery or vineyard. Folks like Adam Lee have demonstrated that even the most talented tasters cannot differentiate between a wine at 14.5% and a wine at 13.5%… so “balance” is really the game we should be seeking.

  3. Isaac James Baker
    Isaac James Baker at | | Reply

    Great piece, Elaine. Jasmine Hirsch sounds like a really interesting person. I hope to attend an IPOB event one day. Cheers!

  4. Jamie Goode
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    Elaine, great article. And super pic of Jasmine, too

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