Wine Castle the

(805)306-8030 1555 Simi Town Center Way #560
Simi Valley, CA 93065-0534
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  • New world wine make it so easy. It's all written right on the label. Winery / year / grape. No mystery what so ever. Old world wines are not labeled so simply. You often will need to do your homework in order to know what you are drinking.Pardon my contrarianism, AOK, but are your really denigrating transparency in labels?  I think a lot of peop... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover


  • Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More

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  • Al, you didn't even ask for odds!  I would have given you 20:1.  OK, $5.00 it is. I am going to help morph this thread to a series of ramblings.During my mid-day constitutional, today, I walked past the city's annual Winter Snow Fesival.  I'm sure that you are aware of the brutally cold winter we've been having.  Some of my pics:The traditional ... Read More

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  • Due to popular demand (don't ask where that demand came from or you'll spoil my fun), we appear to need some new wine discussion topics.  This topic was only relevant to Thursday as a test case but was subsequently expanded to cover the weekend too.  What ever you bring up in this topic should either occur on a Thursday - Sunday, or it could be ... Read More

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  • Marques de Murrieta went the way of royalty to kick off their new era. Royal Majesty Don Juan Carlos, former king of Spain, inaugurated this past month the winery's newly renovated spaces – tasting rooms, function rooms, a museum and the crown jewel of the estate, a rebuilt castle with 19th-century cellars called Castillo Ygay. Juan Carlos' pres... Read More

    From the article Long Live The King: Spanish King Inaugurates Tasting Rooms


  • Domaine Eric Herault Vieilles Vignes Chinon 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 8 euros from a shop in Chinon back in May when I visited that area. Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the area goes back centuries, for mainly red and rose wines made from the cabernet franc grape, known in the area as 'petit breton' [the rare white Chinon being made from chenin blanc ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hewes’ Crab. Albemarle Pippin. Harrison. Grimes. Baldwin. Esopus Spitzenberg. Winesap. Apples. More specifically, cider apples with deep roots in The Commonwealth of Virginia. Each of these cultivars played an important role in the long history of hard cider in Virginia and are still grown today by some of the state’s most notable cideries.From ... Read More

    From the article Hard Apple Cider


  • Inspired to build an authentic medieval castle to honor his Italian heritage and showcase his exceptional wines, Dario Sattui studied architecture for 30 years before he created Castello di Amorosa. The 121,000-squarefoot fortress took 14 years to build, stone by stone. The Castello has 107 rooms, 95 of which are used for winemaking and wine sto... Read More

    From the article Dario Sattui's Napa Valley Castle - Castello di Amorosa


  • Clos de la Deviniere Maison Natale de Rabelais Cabernet Franc 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 5 euros from the gift shop at Chinon castle when I visited in May. It is a Touraine AOC wine. The Touraine AOC was created in 1939 for red, white, rose and sparkling wines made from a variety of grapes in 20 communes stretching along 60 miles of the Loire river from Blois to Chinon. It is an 'umbrella' designatio... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Le Grand Bouqueteau Chinon 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop, also called 'Le Grand Bouqueteau ' next to the car park by the entrance to Chinon castle when I visited at the end of May 2014. Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the area goes back centuries, for mainly red and rose wines made from the cabernet franc grape, known in the area a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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