Archive for the Tag 'Cabernet Sauvignon'

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Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin

Tweet From yesterday’s post: Today’s organic wine options are superlative: The Organic Wine Company Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin As we tasted through the wines that Véronique Raskin presented to Sue Straight for Sue Straight (Wine Wench), Mindy Joyce (Sugar Fly Marketing),  Jose and I to taste, the first wine instantly reminded me Sarah […]

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Defining terroir, it’s a science not a myth

Paul Skinner is brilliant man. Many are happy to attest to that. I only write this about him, because I recently found myself defending his brilliance to someone who just didn’t want to believe what I had come to know… about the AVA’s climate, and who Paul Skinner is in this business.

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Red Wine and Chocolate ~ For chocolate lovers only

Tweet Coming up on April 10 through the 13th this year is one of my favorite wine and food events ~ The Florida Winefest. It’s very well done in a gorgeous location, and one that’s a blast for wine lovers. The panel that I organized at one of the Florida Winefests turned out to be […]

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Wacky Peter Nowack, a wine professional with a razor sharp edge

Sorry, Peter, that I’ve called you “wacky.” I mean it the best possible way. When I’m dead and gone, I hope people refer to me as having been “wacky.”

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Napa Valley Royalty for your Sweetheart from Wilfred Wong

Tweet Wilfred Wong is a respected wine judge and BevMo!‘s Cellar Master. His palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their promotional use, only. Wilfred’s image comes from his BevMo! wine blog page. If you’d like […]

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Le Dix de Los Vascos 2009 MS en Bouteille au Domaine + Carménère

I got lucky with this spicy one. The dark fruit was rich and inviting; the nose spoke of black berries and red fruit. The palate delivered everything that the nose and visuals led me to believe. The finish was long and lingering, like my memories. If you like Cabs, this one will satisfy you greatly.

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Suisun Valley is celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary

Tweet Presented by Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association, Suisun Valley is going to be celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary on the day after Christmas.  Wine and food tasting from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, December 26, 2013, guests in Suisun Valley will be gathering for an afternoon of wine tasting and light […]

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Wine Writer Wilfred Wong

Tweet [Image borrowed from the San Francisco Chronicle Website. Image by Lea Suzuki.] Wilfred Wong is one of our most prolific wine people in the SF Bay Area. I’ve long respected him, because he’s so knowledgeable and highly regarded by all of us who know him. Have a  party, invite Wilfred, and many more people […]

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Deliciously Naughty Wines: Casillero del Diablo from Concho y Torro

Tweet [Mysterious images have been borrowed from the Casillero del Diablo Website. I recommend that you visit the site for some fascinating flash.] Deliciously naughty… and foiling thieves in the night… What gives us more pleasure? Casillero del Diablo is an ambrosial story that’s so worth sharing. It’s inspired me to also outsmart a neighborhood […]

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Wine Grape Leaves

Tweet There are many wineries where I’ve worked, prior to becoming a consultant. At each one I learned a different segment of the wine business. While at Kendall-Jackson, I took advantage of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Demonstration Vineyard; which in all fairness was planted pre-K-J, when the facility was Chateau DeBaun. What’s interesting to note […]