Archive for the ‘Rosé’ Category

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Mathis Wine ~ Sonoma Valley Lineup

Big picture, for some big wines; not over the top wines, just big in flavor, style, and design. MATHIS WINES   Wines submitted for review Sonoma Valley Grenache 2017, Mathis Vineyard – field blend ($32.00)  Sonoma Valley Überblend 2017, Mathis Vineyard – Petite Sirah dominant red blend ($35.00) Sonoma Valley Rosé de Grenache 2020, Mathis […]

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Gaia, the Primordial Earth or Mother Goddess, You Can Drink on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day: My mother has been gone for a long time now. I remember the day well. I had gone back to Maine, making that really difficult decision: Do I see her once more in life, or do I see her after she’s gone? It was really that fragile. When I arrived, her exit party […]

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Jon Bon Jovi Revisited in a Duo Wine Effort

INTRODUCTION OF HAMPTON WATER I once wrote: New Rock n’ Roller Who’s Segued to the Liquid Side ~ An update, coming soon. I’ve historically been collecting who also has segued from rock n’roll into rockin’ wine, since I left rock radio. My first of many stories: From Rock n’Roll to Rock n’Wine was published on […]

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Beautiful places I’ve been and photographed: Provence, France with Château Roubine Cru Classé

My theme is TERROIR; capturing the heart, soul, and essence of it. And, yes, there was most certainly wine education involved. Beautiful places I’ve been and photographed: Provence, France. [PHOTOS: Jo Diaz, all rights reserved.] You say Provence and I say “lavender” (maybe I’ll even say Rosé). It was just a perfect day under Provence […]

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Impulse buying, because you know…. Wine Marketing 101

I saw this bottle. I had no intention of buying any wine, I was just out to get some fruits and veggies, and a rotisserie chicken for my cat Buddy (in lieu of canned cat food). I was in Oliver’s Grocery Store in Windsor, California. As I turned from the rotisserie display, there it was… […]

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Where to Begin Again Recommending Wines of Wine-Worthy Samples

It’s been since June 3, 2020, that I’ve been able to actually journal about wines I’ve been enjoying. I’ve never stopped notetaking, it’s just that Covid, Black Lives Matter, and now the election have just taken over, while the world continues to really swirl around. Lots of personal passions and challenges; this also included some […]

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Holiday Wines for 2019 ~ Let’s Begin with Forgeron Cellars

Relationships matter; and in this case, I first met Jeremy Baker in Russian River Valley, when he was the managing owner of Thomas George Estates. This was at the older location for Davis Bynam Winery. I used to work on Westside Road in Healdsburg at Belvedere Winery… I knew this location well, and have followed […]

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Château Roubine Cru Classé

STORY ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE LABEL I work in one of the most balanced industries in the world, and one of the most ancient: wine. The more I know, the more I know I don’t know. (That’s a balance, right?) This wine business began with balance ~ The balance of science and art. If wine isn’t […]

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When enjoying a Glass of Wine from Provence Involves a History Lesson of the Middle Ages

When visiting a winery, to capture its heart and soul – as is my custom – it’s helpful if I know very little about it, going into the discoveries. I don’t want to rewrite anything, except actual factuals… And then, what I see it in nuances: what I feel from its aura, what touches my […]

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Living in the Land of Roses

May, the glorious month, when we know winter is truly behind us. Spring has sprung, and in a Mediterranean climate ~ where I’m living ~ so are the roses. They surround our homes, all colors, all styles, the visual flavors of the season. I just photographed this lovely Talisman, singular rose. Last year, just as […]