Archive for the Tag 'Wine Century Club'

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Wines appealing to the adverturer inside of you ~ Rocca Sveva

Tweet 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 […]

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Wine Century Club – Eklektikon Wines

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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. […]

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The Curious World of Wine and Eklektikon examples, it’s all Greek to me

Tweet The Curious World of Wine I was asked to review Dr. Richard Vine’s book, The Curious World of Wine. Being a book lover, I accepted the offer to add this delightful book to my both my library and to my mind’s expansion. I’m so glad I did. What an easy, fun read about the […]

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Playing around in wine country ~ ZinZig™

Tweet ZinZig™ arrived at my door step the other day; it’s the new wine drinking game from True Fabrications. This wine drinking game, unlike others that we’ve all played ~ like taking a sip of wine every time the word “Pecker” comes up in the movie “Pecker” ~ this game has a real educational function […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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The Trick & Traits of Organic Wines ~ A Symphony Explodes in Ambrosial Flavors & a Delicious Roule Rouge

Tweet We have a great Italian wine selection. THE TRICK: Is to drink them while they’re young… Without the extra sulfites, these wines aren’t meant for serious aging. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s the real deal… Check out this image above. On the right had side of the road are […]

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Wine Bloggers Worth Celebrating

Tweet Time to shine a spotlight on those who have been kind enough to send some light my way. It’s my hope to possibly turn you onto a great wine blogger that you might not know… Most of them you might already know. Each person mentioned in this list has the same passion that I […]

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Summer Reading, wine books are in and I’m lost in their pleasures

Tweet Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine, by Mark Oldman First of all, I have an advance copy of Mark Oldman’s new book, so it won’t be until September that this for sale. You can pre-order it, though, if you just love Mark Oldman’s writing, like I do, so you get it as soon as […]

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Navarra, a Spanish Soujourn with New and Intriguing Flavors

Tweet Comments this week will be placed in a drawing for a $75.00 gift certificate from True Fabrications. (Just your name will qualify you.) Drawing on Saturday. Kingdom Navarra ~ Spain… Off on a new adventure to the Denominacion de Oregen… Northeastern Spain; or, an Iberian wine. The region of Navarra has interestingly diverse terroir, […]