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According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California. Clearly, the world wine stage has welcomed California bottles with opened arms. Wine lovers from around the world clamor for access to California wines. They journey to the state’s many celebrated regions with g... Read More
VV-Congrats to the CFO.RCKER-Sorry about the weather-don't look at my weekend pics.We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary with a weekend on Sunny Isles Beach. Great wines with the 2006 EMH Black Cat Cab Sav being the best. What a wine! The 2011 Jean Edwards Stagecoach Cab Sav was also excellent. The 2012 Scarlett Petit Verdot while a totally... Read More
"The prospect of Hillary's cackle and caw for the next four years leaves me terrified, but the idea of the Donald's disinterest in the state of the world is equally terrifying."I felt it was her election to lose--and she did. Hopefully after this debacle we won't have to see her much anymore, but who knows. As for an offshore view, the Chinese c... Read More
Wildfires Threaten Wine Regions in California, PortugalWildfires are again ravaging California, threatening the vineyards and livelihoods of many in notable winegrowing regions. South of Carmel Valley, the Soberanes fire has been blazing since July 22, burning more than 79,000 acres. The fire is still only 60 percent contained, but has not threa... Read More
Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More
OK, this is a topic that hasn't come up recently but has many times in the past. How to store wine in the house? Whether to refrigerate? How to choose passive or refrigerated wine cellars? What kind of wine fridges are best? Etc., etc.I was doing some real estate shopping in the Ventura/Santa Barbara counties area and ran across a higher-end h... Read More
There were three of us, or actually 2 1/2 since my wife didn't drink much and doesn't like whites. The burgers were going to be 50/50 bacon/beef, which opened a world of possibilities so we decided to go all-American. Halcón Vineyards Prado to start, a 50.50 Marsanne/Rousanne blend that would have gone really well with the mushroo... Read More
France's Champagne region is looking to end the champagne debate once and for all. The region, whose name is used by countless sparkling wine producers who do not produce their wines in Champagne, is looking forward to their July 2015 meeting with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in which the region h... Read More
In America tomorrow is the big day: Thanksgiving. Of course most of us will roll out the traditional recipes and ingredients, with turkey taking center stage at the table. Now what about your side dishes? Along with the standby family favorites—sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberries—there will be the standby wines: a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot No... Read More
For over 10 years Clos du Bois North Coast Merlot was my go -to red. Well balanced, fruit forward, moderate spice, off dry, silky smooth and long, lush finish.. Then, in the 2010 vintage, something went horribly wrong. The dominant note was a cinnamon-nutmeg-jalapeno concoction. Stopped drinking it all together. Then my husband bought the 2... Read More