Archive for the ‘Wine Century Club’ Category

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Preparing for Provence Through Wines and Genealogy

I need to go to Provence, and I’m preparing for it through wines and genealogy. I can’t explain it… I just keep watching A Good Year over-and-over-and-over again. I want to go around the round-about in Bonnieux. I want to visit Château la Canorgue (Route du Pont Julien, 84480 Bonnieux). This is the winery in […]

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Wines appealing to the adverturer inside of you ~ Rocca Sveva

There’s a group called the Wine Century Club, of which I’m a member. All you need to do is track how many different varieties that you’ve enjoyed… even if those varieties are in a blended wine. It almost feels like cheating; but those are their rules, and rules are rules. When I started I thought, […]

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musings of lavender and wine publicist advice with Tenuta Polvaro

This past week, I spent many hours working, writing, meeting people, enjoying children, and harvesting some lavender on Sunday… which brings me to musings of lavender and wine publicist advice with Tenuta Polvaro. I felt guilty cutting some fresh lavender from my garden bees; but, then I remembered that the lavender is very much set […]

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Wine Century Club – Eklektikon Wines

Wine Century Club, are you in? The Wine Century Club is open to any adventurous soul, just get started here. It’s such an easy thing to do, and it’s a never ending journey… Once you hit that first Century, you find yourself on your way to your second Century. It’s never ending, because there are […]

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Natural Merchants introduces Spanish Tarantas Monastrell, made with 100 percent organically grown grapes

Natural Merchants introduces Spanish Tarantas Monastrell, made with 100 percent organically grown grapes. Based in Grants Pass, Oregon, and Cartagena, Spain, Natural Merchants is pleased to be a leading importer and distributor of the finest natural and organic foods, as well as organic and biodynamic wines. They source their products directly from the Mediterranean. This […]

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I… could drink… a case of you… (Joni Mitchell) ~ 2010 Colagrossi L’Inizio

As Jose and I were leaving the lake in Geyserville from a quiet Friday afternoon sojourn, he said, “Let’s go to where Lady Gaga had lunch.” I laughed. That was code for Diavola Pizzeria in Geyserville, California. Owner | chef Dino Bugica considers himself a transplant from Pisa, Italy, having grown up with the influence […]

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Perfect Pinots & Beaujolais Get the Bird ~ And the Post Poultry Party Will Rock with Porto

ABOUT THE BIG BIRD Years ago I realized that Pinot Noir and Beaujolais are the perfect Thanksgiving wines for really enjoying the big bird. It’s probably my French DNA that loves great these two so much… The earthy notes, the round, voluptuous flavors that fill my mouth, and send essences of rich, rip plums to […]

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Why I Love The Wine Century Club, Bodega Riojanas, Mazuelo et al

I got my Wine Century Certificate last year, after I had tasted 100 different varieties. It’s not as easy as it sounds, to have tried 100 different grapes. I hit the wall at about 60 different cultivars. Then, I attended an importer tasting in San Francisco, and that put me well over the 100 variety […]

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Wine Century Club ~ Great, Affordable Wines ~ Duca and d’Alesandro

Once a month, a group of wine loving friends gathers at Chinois Asian Bistro in Windsor, California to enjoy wine together. We’re part of the group called The Wine Century Club. I have to thank my friend Sonadora (Megan Kenney) of Wannabe Wino for turning me onto this group. The basic premise of the group […]

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Wine Bloggers Getting Ready for the Virtual Wines of Chile Tasting on October 13, 5:00 p.m. PT

Being a wine blogger has opened up a whole new world to me, which is really a lot of fun and filled with adventures in not only wine tasting, but also the industry… period… It’s become really easy to be out and about on a lot of levels. In the non-wine tasting world, but deeply […]