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  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • I’ve already written up the Grenache based wines I tasted during my time in Santa Barbara, they can be found here: Grenache - The Next Pinot Noir?  so today I am focusing on most of the remaining wines that I tasted while in the region. I’ll save the few Pinots I Tasted for a Pinot round-up, which might surprise some folks. You see I went to San... Read More

    From the article The Wines of Santa Barbara


  • On Saturday morning, while I was having my coffee and bagel, it occurred to me that it would be fun to drive up to the Central Coast and visit some wineries.  It took about 20 milliseconds to convince Peggy that this was a good idea.  I did have to take care of one issue at the bank.  (In fact, the bank visit was totally unsuccessful and that is... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip to Central Coast Last...


  • I posed my first day and a half on Paso Robles in the forum.  On our second full day, we ventured down to Solvang for breakfast.  Fun stop, but very touristy, especially on the holiday weekend. Photos from Paso/Santa Maria here:Photos from TripIt was cool to drive by the "Sideways" areas like the Windmill motel and The Hitching Post.  Solvang ha... Read More

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  • Ampelos Blush/Rose Ampelos Rose of Syrah Santa Barbara County 2011

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    Pepper, flowers and red fruit. Very nice rosé!93 pts.9/2/12 at Los Olivos Tasting Room & Wine Shop Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Hi all,This generous group was so helpful during a previous post of mine about recommendations for my four-day trip to Sonoma this August that I'm taking advantage of that generosity again.I have a week off work this November 11-18, 2012, and am having so much fun planning the Sonoma trip that I'm tempted to do another wine-oriented trip.  On to... Read More

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  • Not by me, however, at least not yet.  Wine writer Laurie Daniels (doesn't dmcker know her or do I misremember?) just published a column about Syrah here: http://www.mercurynews.com/laurie-daniel Although she generally was disappointed with the Syrahs she was asked to judge, she found much to like in the basic bottling of Qupe's Central Coast Sy... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Qupe Central Coast Syrah,...


  • As expected, I tried quite a few Santa Barbara wines this weekend and came out with some good finds. Here's the run down of the first day, i'll have to continue on with day two later on.Jaffurs - This was our first stop on the way up, it wasn't a great time to visit as their better/best 2008 wines were sold out, but everything they put out is ve... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Santa Barbara Wines


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