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Wine Blog Posts in Winemakers and Winery Spotlight

PAUL HOBBS HOB-NOBBING

PAUL HOBBS HOB-NOBBING

May 04, 2015

Paul Hobbs is one of the premier winemakers of our lifetime.  He is also a friend.  H... (more)

PHILE UNDER BURGUNDY

PHILE UNDER BURGUNDY

April 07, 2015

The wine was a 2009 Domaine Maume pinot noir from France.  Burgundy, to be specific.  Mazis Chambertin, to be moreso.  Pris swirled, sniffed, and sighed.  &ldqu... (more)

ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION

ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION

March 24, 2015

The true Wizard of Oz (as in Australia wine), Dan Philips, once told me that “if you want to be really good at blind tasting, always sneak a peek at the bottle.”   We had just... (more)

CASS - IT

CASS - IT

March 16, 2015

Ted Plemons is a trip, brother.   His Cass Winery selections vary wildly in flavor ... (more)

SILVER OAK CELLARS - A GEM IN NAPA VALLEY

SILVER OAK CELLARS - A GEM IN NAPA VALLEY

February 11, 2015

Napa Valley is an absolutely stunning tourist destination in California that attracts thousands of visitors each year from all corners of the world as well as interstate visitors. The main r... (more)

UPRIGHT TASTING BRIGADE

UPRIGHT TASTING BRIGADE

September 22, 2014

Somm Journal magazine recently invited me to take part in a ‘Sommelier Harvest Experience’ at Sanford Winery.  My first thought – wow, the labor pool must be worse than I tho... (more)

CLIMBING ON THE BANSHEE WAGON

CLIMBING ON THE BANSHEE WAGON

August 11, 2014

Spoiler Alert: this is not a blog about the Cinemax explosion of a television show called Banshee (although it is a tasty t... (more)

YOU’LL LAVA THIS

YOU’LL LAVA THIS

July 10, 2014

The most active volcano in Europe is the 11,000 feet high Mount Etna in the east coast of Sicily in Italy.  It actually erupted last October and November.  I mention this... (more)

RHÔNE AWAY FROM RHÔNE

RHÔNE AWAY FROM RHÔNE

April 18, 2014

John Alban almost singlehandedly saved the viognier grape from extinction, doubling the world’s acreage with his mid-‘80s plantings.  This would be a monumental achievement for mos... (more)

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