Archive for the ‘Sonoma Valley’ Category

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Yeah… Wine’s high rent district

I love my friends. They send me Emails that they think I should read, which of course will elicit an opinion. My friend Paul Moe in Florida just sent a link to me from Smirky Chimp saying, “They’re all ‘wine barons!’” I wrote back, after reading the story entitled, Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’—Intense Challenges […]

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Did you know that the Judgment of Paris had mostly Sonoma County Wine in that “Number One” winner?

It isn’t often that I turn my blog over to someone else’s writing. This is my “journal,” so if I didn’t experience it, it’s hard to segue into someone else’s news. That said, I do have an introduction, because over the weekend Jose and I attended the Bacigalupi Family‘s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Third Anniversary […]

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A wine and cheese primer

Here’s a wine and cheese primer for your food and wine events. After an entertaining and informative class at Charles Creek Vineyard with Bill and Gerry Brinton, and Laura Matrinez of The Artisan Palate, those of us who attended have a much better understanding and appreciation of cheese. In an earlier blog, I discussed what […]

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In the Vineyards with Ben Sessions of Hanzell

When I first got into the wine business just about two decades ago, my eyes were opened to a whole new world that was so exciting. I remember saying to myself, “Please, don’t ever let me take any of this for granted.” In those first years, I met a very special woman, Jean Arnold Sessions. […]

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Winemaker Video Series ~ Hanzell with Ben Sessions

When I first got into the wine business just about two decades ago, my eyes were opened to a whole new world that was so exciting. I remember saying to myself, “Please, don’t ever let me take any of this for granted.” In those first years, I met a very special woman, Jean Arnold Sessions. […]

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Wines From Around The Globe ~ Recently Enjoyed

See these great wines that our customers love. One of the greatest joys of my gig as a wine blogger is to occasionally have wine show up on my doorstep. It doesn’t happen all the time, because I’m so non-traditional as bloggers go… I don’t consistently do anything, because that’s my nature. I’m a mutable […]

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I’ve Finally Met the Man Behind Zinfandel’s Fame ~ Joel Peterson ~ Part 2

Yesterday, I wrote about meeting Joel Peterson of Ravenswood Winery for the first time. Honestly, after meeting him, all I could think to myself was, “Why hadn’t I met this man before this?” Being in the wine business for nearly 19 years, this is one man I should have made the effort to find and […]