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STUPID WINE DESCRIPTIONS

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!     STUPID WINE DESCRIPTIONS For the last 5 years I have published my list of the most stupid wine descriptions from the past year. The list is a compilation of what I think are the most stupid wine descriptions published by some of the 100 point wine writers. And, hard […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!

  Wow. It is the end of the second decade of this century and the beginning of the 20s decade. Will the coming 20s rival the roaring 20s of the past century and the 1929 crash or will it be something completely different? My crystal ball is a bit cloudy on this subject but let’s […]

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2019 THANKSGIVING PAST

Well another Thanksgiving has come and gone. It was wonderful as usual, but different in that dating back to the 1950’s it was the first Thanksgiving I can remember that was not a warm sunny day. But the rains we are having now are most welcomed to offset our recent droughts. As it turns out […]

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THANKSGIVING 2019

Yes, again it is hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And, we have already been shopping for our Thanksgiving provisions including small organic free range turkeys which we will roast on the rotisserie.   The turkey we will slice and serve with our usual array of side dishes accompanied by a […]

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2018 RED BURGUNDY

A LEGEND IN THE MAKING I have been going to Burgundy to taste the new vintage from barrel before bottling since 1981. During this period I have missed only one year and my friend Geoffrey Troy has accompanied me on each trip. Others have also joined us from time to time most notably John Brincko […]

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ANOTHER GREAT VALUE PRICED WINE FROM TOAD HOLLOW

  This Time It’s 2017 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon   It is amazing to find such consistently high quality wines at such affordable prices. But Toad Hollow is the real deal. Their 2018 Toad Hollow Vineyards Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir Eye of the Toad Sonoma County, 2017 Toad Hollow Vineyard Unoaked Chardonnay Francine’s Selection Mendocino County and 2016 Toad […]

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2018 ROSÉS – THE GRAND FINALE

     All Good Things Must Come To An End As the saying goes “All Good Things Must Come To An End.” So this article represents my last article on the stunning 2018 Rosés (to read the earlier articles click here). I am very selective in the rosés  I choose to buy and to taste, […]

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2018 GERMAN ROSÉS

Germany does not produce as much rosé as some other countries but what it does produce is very special and not to be missed. I have tasted some German Rosés in previous years and really liked them (to read about some of those click here). This year I had an opportunity to taste many more […]

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GREAT NEW WINES – RIDGE & TABLAS CREEK

      This fall there are several really delicious new red and white wines that have just been released from Ridge Vineyards and Tablas Creek Vineyard. They are really special. Don’t miss them! RIDGE VINEYARDS – FALL 2019 RELEASES New releases from Ridge Vineyards are always a treat. Year after year Ridge Vineyards produces […]

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TOAD HOLLOW VINEYARDS

  Toad Hollow Vineyards makes consistently fine food friendly and value priced wines sourced from Northern California vineyards (to read an article on other wines released earlier this year click here). Their mission statement is to produce quality wines that are delicious, interesting and accessible. They also say they are an amusing and friendly bunch and […]

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