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Truchard Winery

Tony Truchard is truly a pioneer in the California wine business choosing to plant wine grapes in Carneros long before anyone else. Starting with only 20 acres, Tony Truchard decided to use the clay soils to create reservoirs and trap the rainwater allowing him to utilize an unheard of (at the time) technique of irrigation […]

A Tale of Two Tempranillo: Rioja Rocks!

21 December 2014

A couple of months back we had the pleasure of receiving a few mature Rioja Tempranillo samples. One was a 2005 Bodegas Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva Tempranillo and the other a 2007 Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Tempranillo. To fully appreciate the viticulturist’s and the winemaker’s combined efforts, it’s always a pleasure to drink wines […]

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Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia

19 December 2014

Wine Review: 2011 Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia Chardonnay, Lazio, Italy The winery harvested the grapes from 30 year old vines at a vineyard located between Rome and Florence, overlooking Umbria, in the gentile climate of Central Italy.  (more…)

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Video: Meet Portugal’s Most Distinguished Port Producers

17 December 2014

Video: Meet Portugal’s Most Distinguished Port Producers Sweet, strong and savory, Port is one of the world’s most famous wines. Join Michael Fagan as he travels east along the mighty Douro by train to see the incredibly steep, hot and rocky terrain where Port grapes are grown and must be laboriously picked by hand. (more…)

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Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

15 December 2014

Wine Review: 2012 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California The 2012 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay is lean with green apple, peach and lemon core finishing with a lively dose of grapefruit and mineral that dance in the background. This is a great food wine that would pair with grilled seafood and chicken dishes.  (more…)

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Weingut Liebfrauenstift Riesling

13 December 2014

Wine Review: 2013 P. J. Valckenberg Weingut Liebfrauenstift Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany Founded in 1786, the Weingut Liebfrauenstift estate is located in the German wine-growing area of Rheinhessen. The 37 acre estate is planted with Riesling and Pinot blanc, with environmentally sound agricultural practices that promote maintenance of soil structure. (more…)

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The Thornhill’s in Mendocino Introduce the Moniker for Luxury Wine

11 December 2014

Back in the eighties there were only a few value wines that I considered my go-to choices. Especially when I wanted to show someone you did not have to shell out a twenty for a bottle of good California wine. Parducci, McDowell, Guenoc and Concannon were the labels I usually chose.  Keep in mind this […]

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