Writer's Block

4350 THOMAS DR
KELSEYVILLE, CA
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  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Counoise

    Counoise is primarily known as one of the 13 varieties allowed in Chateaneuf du Pape. It adds to the aromatics of the...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

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  • I have a theory. Easy to pronounce and easy to remember names help drive wine sales. Hence, Prosecco, the Italian sparkler has taken our shelves by storm, Picpoul de Pinet, the easy drinking white from the south of France has seen sales sky rocket, and Pinot Grigio has simply rewritten the script. And now, I have an exclusive for Snoothers. The ... Read More

    From the article The Languedoc's Sparkling Wine Secrets, Revealed


  • I was recently challenged to find a wine that would match a delicate dessert and continue to drink well into those lazy, mellow moments that follow every memorable meal. There were several contenders but I went for Demi-Sec Champagne. Controversial I know but most Houses produce Demi-Sec including Moet et Chandon, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, Lan... Read More

    From the article Making Sense of French Letters & Numbers


  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 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 country’s oldest and up-and-coming wine regions: Lodi, California. It still amazes me that a si... Read More

    From the article Lodi Wines: Past, Present, Future


  • There are countless delicious wines you could enjoy with your Valentine this year, but this special holiday calls for more than just outstanding. You need a wine that tells a tale; one preferably told over a candle-lit dinner. With this in mind, here are ten terrific Valentine’s Day bottles that provide intrinsically romantic stories -- in addit... Read More

    From the article 10 Storytelling Wines for Valentine's Day


  • Pinot noir has become the great alternative. When you don’t want to give another big red wine as a gift it opens up a world of possibilities. Immediately appreciated by name alone, Pinot seems to have developed a certain cachet as the thinking man’s red wine, though there is little evidence to support that. Perhaps it comes from the history that... Read More

    From the article Pinot Noir


  • I am a dyed in the wool fan of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlots, Sangiovese's and a few Chardonnays and Pinot Grigio's. I am trying to widen my spectrum to include Pinot Noir's. I live in the Pacific Northwest so the Pinot Noir's are readily available due to the large varieties from Oregon.Before I embark on purchasing some different brands I would l... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir's


  • bought 2 bottles of 09 Molly Dooker Carnival of Love.  I want to drink it, but should I? Read More

    Forum post in the topic when to drink


  • 1. Steve Tanzer - Like how he grades tough and also like the regions he specializes in (Burgundy, Piedmont, California/Washington, South Africa, Bordeaux).  Actually, I never knew this guy was American until I looked it up.2. James Suckling - Really like his approach to ratings, and think his website is a must for wine connoisseurs. 3. Robert Pa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rate the Wine Critics


  • The rules of probability seem to indicate that the powers that be on this site are stealing tasting notes from members of Cellar Tracker and posting them here without proper permission/attribution.  This is my first, last and only post to ask members why they would put up with such behavior. Read More

    Forum post in the topic is this site really stealing...


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