Archive for the Tag 'Sauvignon Blanc'

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Wine Writer Sue Straight

Tweet [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 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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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 […]

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Part 2 of my exploring Sauvignon Blancs from Chile

Tweet 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 […]

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Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and Oysters

Tweet 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. I can say, with all certainty, that Chilean Sauvignon Blanc pairs really […]

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I love blogging on Saturdays

Tweet I love wine blogging on Saturdays. Writing isn’t frantic, because the phone’s not ringing. The home office is quiet… period; except when the doorbell rings. But, I know it’s my mailman Paul with a package of something I’ve ordered, and that’s great. Thinking outside of my boxed self is enjoyable. The rants don’t come […]

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White Wine And Wine Gadgets For Father’s Day

Tweet Let’s see…  White Wine And Wine Gadgets For Father’s Day… I’m going to start with a 2012 Simi Sauvignon Blanc just for the fun of it, because we need a white for one of the gadgets. Simi Winery was one of the very first wineries that I visited 20 years ago, when Jose and I […]

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Little Black Dress ~ A bouquet that *is* a bouquet

Tweet I just opened a bottle of white wine from Little Black Dress ~ A bouquet that *is* a bouquet was the first thing that came to mind as the aromas wafted upwards… 2001 Little Black Dress Divalicious Wine The blend for this wine is the following… and keep up with me: 64% Pinot Grigio (Gris) 18% […]

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The Claw Factor + Two Favorites: 2012 Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc & 2012 Gracianna Sauvignon Blanc

Tweet 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). […]