Archive for the Tag 'Petit Verdot'

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Wine Lover Who Has Everything ~ Almost

I have titled this “Wine Lover Who Has Everything ~ Almost.” Some of you know what I’m talking about. I’ve been in those wine cellars… And, I’ve seen those collections, but I have NEVER seen this one in the cellar, except in my own. To have the wine is one thing, to know the essence […]

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Top 10 intriguing things about Argentina and its wines

Argentina and its wines Argentina is the world’s fifth largest producer of wine. Eighty percent of Argentina’s wine comes from Mendoza, South America’s largest wine producing region. (Yesterday, I wrote about the Grove Street Malbec. This is where the wine got its origin.) Spanish missionaries planted the first Vitis vinifera wine grapes in Argentina around […]

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Tom Klein of Rodney Strong talks about his 2009 vintages for Cab and Meritage

I’m very lucky to be living in Russian River Valley, where so many wonderful wine companies are based. Little did I know on my very first trip to California, when I visited Rodney Strong Vineyards in the early 1900s, that someday I’d be living five minutes away by car. My interest in Rodney Strong wines […]

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Winemaker Joel Aiken is at it again, with the launch a personal project, appropriately named Aiken Wines

On January 6, 2009, winemaker Joel Aiken launched his wine consulting company, when he left the position of vice president of Winemaking at Beaulieu Vineyard (BV). Well known for producing award winning Cabernet Sauvignon wines, it was time for Aiken to branch out on his own. BACKGROUND Joel Aiken had developed an interest in winemaking […]

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Wine Marketing 101 ~ Labels ~ They all tell a story, and here’s mine

In the the late 60s, my friend Leon Pinkham said to me, “Album covers have the greatest art on them.” I hadn’t thought much about it before he said that to me. I had just taken it all for granted, but once Leon pointed that out, it was clearer than clear. Along with that musical […]

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Winemakers Don’t Have Green Thumbs ~ Just Ask Chuck Custodio of Trahan

Check out our free shipping on fine wines today! “I tried to make wine once, and mold grew all over the top of my Zin in no time. I’m not a winemaker. I have a green thumb, but I’m not a winemaker,” I recently said to Chuck Custodio, of Trahan Winery. “I guess that was […]

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King Andrews Vineyards ~ What Brought & Keeps Roger King in Suisun Valley

Pre-Viticulture Originally from Oakland, Roger King moved to the Lake Tahoe area in 1972, where he experienced a formidable marketing career in the ski industry. All of this happened before becoming a grape grower in Suisun Valley. He moved to Suisun because one of the companies that he worked for had a home office in […]

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Tres Sabores ~ Splendor in the Glass

Image via Wikipedia It’s been a few years since Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores and my husband Jose Diaz were both at Bowdoin College together. And it wasn’t until we returned home from visiting Tres Sabores that we were able to put all of the puzzle pieces together; but legacy is legacy… and the bonds […]