Archive for the ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ Category

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Red, White, and Rosés Don’t Need to Have a Season to Have a Reason, Do They?

Samples. Companies are listed with each wine. PREFACE  HEART ~ THE WINERY: This information came from the wineries’ notes. SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING ~ From the winery. SOUL ~ Jo’s Musings [PHOTO: Taken at Castello di Meleto] BACK STORY: In 2002, I was charged with getting publicity for Petite Sirah. At that time, I could only find […]

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Casillero del Diablo is Singularly Worthy of Halloween with a Trick AND a Treat

Sample: Creative Palate ~ for 2017 Casillero del Diablo Red Blend ~ Chile PREFACE HEART ~ THE WINERY SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING ~ From the winery SOUL ~ Jo’s notes   [PHOTO in cave: Jo Diaz, at Castello di Meleto, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy ~ PHOTO of old bottles: Jo Diaz at Adega Coop de Borba, in the Alentejo Region […]

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Château Pétrus Drives Record Breaking $1.5 Million Fine Wine Auction at Heritage

PHOTO: Heritage Auctions Today, I’m wearing my publisher hat, not my writer’s one. The following is a press release from Heritage Auctions. Having not attended, but having a keen interest in what’s happening in the world of wine, I see two distinct categories of who’s buying wine for what purposes. The first one is people who […]

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A Day in the Dust Like “You Had to Be There, Man” ~ Rutherford Dust Society

  [ALL PHOTOS were taken by Jo Diaz; with the exception of Barbara Lyons Stewart, who gave her photo for use.] Earlier I wrote a story titled Rutherford Dust Brought Karen MacNeil Squarely Into My Headlights, Now Into Yours. It included Karen MacNeil as part of that story. So does this one, in a completely different […]

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Calling all Stags Leap District Cabernet Collectors ~ Load In Your Wine Cellar with Luxury Wines

Once upon a time, I was in Florida in a brand new 8,000 square foot home. Taken to the gorgeous new wine cellar, I thought, what a great place to expand one’s horizons. Mr. Sarasota, this one’s for you! A walk on the “special AVA side” always takes me to the Stags Leap District AVA. […]

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Paso and Parish Family Vineyards

When I was at Wine Business’ Vineyard Economic Symposium, one of my important take-aways was the following: The Paso Robles AVA is a possible place to consider, when wanting to invest. These investors, however, are always looking for Napa Valley Cabernet, first and foremost. They aren’t ready for an all in, throwing caution to the […]

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Stags Leap District ‘Vineyard to Vintner’ Annual Event Wrap-Up

For the past few years, I’ve really looked forward to attending the Stags Leap District ‘Vineyard to Vintner’ annual event . It’s really well planned, executed, and always rewarding for everyone in the process… a day really well spent in Napa Valley. This year of 2018 was no exception. BACKGROUND PRESS RELEASE: Each year, member […]

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Rutherford Dust Society Immersive Wine Experience May 4 and 5, 2018

If you’ve been holding out until the last minute, time is now fleeting, but there’s still today and tomorrow to sign up, BUT… no later than Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The Rutherford Appellation The Rutherford viticultural area is located in the historic heart of the Napa Valley. It’s known world-wide for its signature “Rutherford dust,” […]

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Twentieth Annual Vineyard to Vintner in Stags Leap District

I highly recommend this event. Past adventures, for instance. Pine Ridge Vineyards ~ Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner 2017 Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner 2017 Magic Cellar Rendezvous ~ Celebrating Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District ~ Part 2 If Napa is Disneyland of Wine, Then Disney Lives on at Silverado Vineyards An Alice […]

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Wine of the Week ~ From Croatia ~ Josić Ciconia Nigra Cuvée Superior 2013

PREFACE: THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL OF THE DEAL ~ SAMPLE Imported by The Wine and More If you love wines and also enjoy […]