Syrah has a few fans in California. Earlier this month, Sacramento Bee wine contributor Mike Dunne chronicled his experiences at a recent wine tasting competition hosted by the Rhone Rangers, a group of California winemakers trying to foster a consis...Read more »
Coastal California Wine
There’s nothing quite like having wine friends. After all, our mutual topic of interest is a social lubricant. But there’s so much more to it, as Snooth’s recent blogger trip will attest. Earlier this month we had the opportunity to explore one of the ...Read more »
America’s first vertical tasting of the fine wines of Podere Sapaio from Bolgheri in Coastal Tuscany took place at my restaurant, Undici Taverna Rustica in Rumson, NJ, this past year. Owner, enologist Massimo Piccin was present and told us, “We are win...Read more »
Everyone wants a good deal. It doesn’t matter what you’re buying, we all like to save a buck. In the wine world there are several ways to save money and get a good bottle of wine. One in particular is to shop in categories that aren’t as popular, well ...Read more »
Beaulieu Vineyard Merlot Coastal California
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The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...
“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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Greetings to all from sunny Languedoc, thanks for taking the time to resond, I appreciate the welcome and the questions (although I cannot answer all of them, or necessarily provide as much detail as you might hope for, as I work full time as well as raising a family). To respond briefly to the questions: Cahors is not in Languedoc-Roussillon (i... Read More
EM - The flowers behind the bottle are rhododendrons. We have purple and white ones that we planted about 23 years ago behind the house (mostly a shaded area). We too have mostly California wines in our cellar. Did you mean Paradise Ridge when you said you liked Ridge? We were members of their wine club for a few years but we had to cut back... Read More
Big Al, I thought you were retired. Since I retired, the only way I can tell M-F from S or S is by checking the TV schedule. There are more races on Saturdays and Sundays.I have had one or two Montoya's (we have Total Wines out here) and there is no denying that they are darned reliable wines for a darned good price. Another label I have foun... Read More
Hi all!Hoping to wade into interesting wine talk (and food talk). Me, I've been seriously enjoying and exploring wine for just over 20 years. On the red side, right now I'm partial to wines from Spain and the Rhone valley, but other loves are Oregon pinots, really good Italian wines (yes, it's endless, but that's the fun), and wanting to try mu... Read More
You should drink what you enjoy but keep an open mind. Don't drink what others tell you to drink if you don't like it. But since you haven't had much experience, don't be surprised if several years hence you end up liking something that you might not think you like today.Not sure what you mean by a "California" wine or a "German" wine because fi... Read More
So I'm a day late, sue me. Wednesday night a few of us got together in Napa for an impromptu offline. Wines that don't suck and BBQ from Busters in Calistoga. About 12 bottles, 2 of which were cooked/spoiled, but some others I had not tasted before.We started off with a white. 2010 Ziata Sauvignon Blanc. A Karen Cakebread wine of distinction fo... Read More
I was going to put this in the Whatcha Drinking Tonight thread. But since there was some Syrah talk going on I thought I'd start a new thread on Cool Climate Syrah.Tonight I'm visiting a wine I haven't had in since May and wanted to see how it is progressing. It comes from high up atop the Yorkville Highlands in the Anderson Valley which is in ... Read More
Dear Wine Peeps,Where is Temecula? We are in Southern California, just 90 minutes from Los Angeles or San Diego. We are Southern California's only major wine region. Temecula's terroir has been often compared to Southern Italy and France. Our soil as a high granite composition, and we get nightly coastal breezes that cool the grapes. We are know... Read More
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I truly love this wine. Looked for it again tonight. While I may not pair it with dinner, it is my go-to wine after dinner. Perhaps it's just my imagination and craving, or maybe the vanilla bean, but it always feels so self-indulgent like I just had a rich chocolate cake with a warm deep cherry sauce. It's far more subtle and round than wine... Read More
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