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Napa Cellars ~ award-winning varietals by winemaker Joe Shirley

I often host wine tasting events showcasing one varietal, comparing 3 or 4 different bottles  ending in a declaration of the best bottle of the night. I also enjoy hosting tasting events that showcase one winemaker and their suite of … Continue reading

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An Australia Day Celebration with Fish Eye Wine!

It’s 32 degrees and the middle of winter here on the East Coast of USA, but in Australia it’s 92 and sunny! So why not bring a little summer into this dreary winter day and celebrate “Aussie Day” with our … Continue reading

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Ramian Estate 2009 ‘PARLAY ~ The Bookmaker’ A red blend that hits the jackpot!

Ramian Estate produces small quantities of quality wines under the labels Ramian Estate, J. Garrett and Parlay. Today we are indulging in a Cabernet Sauvignon blend “Parlay ~ 2009 The Bookmaker” This is a big bold, in your face (in … Continue reading

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Perrin Reserve Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2010 ~ A white for all seasons

Produced by the Perrin Family with nearly a century of wine making legacy, and grapes sourced from the southern region of France near Cairanne and Joquieres, this full bodied, yet fresh, white wine is a blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, … Continue reading

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Anytime is the right time for bubbly wines!

I’m happy to share this encore post of a recently published article of mine at 12most. Remember, everyday is a holiday and any day is the right day to pop some sparkling wine! 12 Most Luscious wines to enjoy this … Continue reading

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Terra d’Oro Zinfandel Port ~ just in time for the holidays!

In my house, holidays begin with Champagne and end with Port. Traditional Port wine is produced in Portugal and is encumbered with numerous wine laws that can make your head spin if you try to sort them all out. Just … Continue reading

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From Barrel to Bottle ~ 2008 Merlot from Pacific Coast Vineyards

Early this Spring I was invited to visit the barrel room of Pacific Coast Vineyards located in Paso Robles, California.  Already widely known for their International Award wining 2007 Pinot Noir, Todd and Tammy Schaefer also produce a wide variety … Continue reading

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2009 Smoking Loon ~ for the Bohemian in you

Don & Sons, from the famed Sebastiani Family, are négociants that source and blend wines from some of the best vineyards in California. With wine maker Greg Kitchens, their 2009 suite of Smoking Loon reds possess a self-proclaimed independent character … Continue reading

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Quick Sips ~ Santa Julia Viognier

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Julia Zuccardi earlier this year while debuting her line of [+] wines. One wine we did not have the opportunity to explore at that time was her Viognier.  Typically grown in the Rhone River … Continue reading

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Quick Sips ~ Annapolis Winery 2006 Pinot Noir

This was an impulse purchase, it’s what happens when you are both a Wine-O and a Shopaholic! An e-mail came in from WTSO (Wines Till Sold Out) with the description of the wine, great pricing and free shipping. All the … Continue reading

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