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John Tilson

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2018 ROSÉ – Part 2

    Earlier this year I wrote about the high expectations I had for the 2018 Rosé vintage based on tasting only a few wines (to read that article click here). And, now a few months later I have tasted nearly 100 2018 Rosés and I can say that without question there are many great […]

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GREAT WINE WITH GREAT FOOD TO CELEBRATE A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY AT CANYON VILLA

    The Event & The Venue   I was born in 1944 and this last March 27 was my 75th birthday.  I had always planned to have one of my birthday wines on this milestone birthday. My wife Laurie and I invited a few friends and chose The Canyon Villa for the event. The […]

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RIDGE VINEYARDS – SPRING 2019 RELEASES

   The Ridge Vineyards Spring 2019 releases are out. They feature 4 red wines and 1 white wine. And, true to form, they are all delicious wines with the typical Ridge character, balance, and appeal (to read a recent Ridge Vineyards article with notes on some of the wines released last year as well as […]

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TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD – SPRING 2019 RELEASES

  The Tablas Creek Vineyard spring 2019 releases are here and, as usual, they are not to be missed. This year there are six wines including two delicious white wines, two beautiful rosés, and two lovely red wines. These are wines not to miss. They represent the perfect trifecta! My notes on these six wines […]

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SURPRISE WINNING WINE IN THE INTERNATIONAL WINE TASTING COMPETITION OF THE CENTURY

   In recent years wine tasting competitions have proliferated across the world like wild flowers after a March rain. I just received word of a massive tasting of several thousand wines from all over the world that was held on March 27 in Abuja, Nigeria. It seems that in this relatively new planned city wine […]

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2018 ROSES – IT’S TIME & IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE IN FOR A REAL TREAT!

  Yes it appears to have happened very quickly, but the 2018 roses are beginning to arrive. This perception of an early arrival maybe even more so this year given the cold weather we are having across the country. That includes here in Santa Barbara where we are in one of the wettest and coldest […]

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WINE & TRUTH

  The Underground Wineletter has always stood for the consumer and more wine transparency (click to read about our history and mission with links to many other articles). Wine should not be a mystery. But somehow in the U.S. it has become very complicated and that is even before the bottle is opened. Consider how […]

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HAT TRICK WINES FROM TOAD HOLLOW VINEYARDS

Under the radar Toad Hollow Vineyards has come up with the hat trick producing 3 Outstanding new releases – one white, one rosé, and one red. They are all delicious and great bargains. If you like wines that are pure, balanced, and flavorful as I do then it is time for you to try this […]

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2018 STUPID WINE DESCRIPTION WINNERS

   For the last few years I have been writing an annual article on stupid wine descriptions (to read the first with a single award for one of the most ludicrous wine descriptions of all time click here). This year’s four award winners come from my friend Mort Maizlish who is particularly adept at finding […]

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ATTENTION WINE DRINKERS: THIS BUD’S FOR YOU!

  Since 2011 (to read the article entitled What Is Wine? click here  and to read my article  Yikes! The Tide May Be Going Out Soon! Who’s Swimming Naked? click here) I have been writing about wine ingredient labeling and why it is needed (to read the reasons why wine ingredient labeling is needed click on […]

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