Archive for the Tag 'Sauvignon Blanc'

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Eight Easy Pieces Discovered at Kick Ranch

Dick Keenan’s Kick Ranch Get Together As I was talking with Rick Baum, Dick Keenan’s designated consumer, I was thinking to myself, “I’m continually amazed at how easily I get along with lawyers.” That’s because, it’s in my DNA… So many forefathers, if only my parents had guided me, seen in me that my questioning […]

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Decopas ~ A wine for the (Millennial) ages

Decopas is a wine dedicated to the Millennial audience, and I believe that this wine is perfectly suited to that age group; however, I love it, too. Their label tells the story perfectly, doesn’t it? (See below) The label doesn’t tell the story of the winemaker, we don’t know about the Estate Vineyards, we don’t […]

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The Claw Factor of Sauvignon Blanc

What’s the Claw Factor? Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that has a fascinating range and it deserves its own rating system, in my humble opinion. On one end of the spectrum, there are the commodity Sauvignon Blancs. You know, the ones that have no character, no finesse, and something important is missing (like flavors). On […]

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A moving expereince… and I mean a *real* moving for Carica Wines

Moves can be so disruptive, but in the end, they’re always for a better life experience… And so it’s always fun for me to keep an eye on who’s doing what. I first became aware of Carica Wines, at the first Wine Blogger’s Conference held in Sonoma County. Carica hosted a picnic in their vineyards, […]

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Wine Grape Varietal Leaves

Wine Grape Varietal Leaves can all be found in resource books, but I wanted my own images. 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 […]

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Wine Writer Sue Straight

[Image of Sue Straight from San Francisco Chronicle wine judge Website.] Most of us know her as a wine writer, wine judge, a singer in her funky, down home bands, and a friend. But, when I first met Sue (over 20 years ago), she was working at Lambert Bridge Winery, with consumers on their direct […]

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Old World versus New World Wines, what are the differences?

My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a wine person, along with being a foodie, you’ll marvel at his wine list. It’s one that gets stolen on […]

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Deliciously Naughty Wines: Casillero del Diablo from Concho y Torro

[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 thief, […]

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Wine Grape Leaves

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 (I […]

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Part 2 of my exploring Sauvignon Blancs from Chile

Part 2 of my exploring Sauvignon Blancs from Chile… Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and Oysters are a natural wine pairing, I hear. I don’t know, because I’m allergic to shell fish, so I’ll depend on you folks to tell me how fabulous the flavors are. Go ahead… wax poetic in the comments. Casa Silva, 2012 cool […]