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100 YEARS OF TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT TASTING

Don Schliff, renowned Port collector and one of the founders of Wine Warehouse, the famous wholesalers headquartered in Los Angeles, organized another historic Port tasting in February 2019, featuring 100 years of Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port. The wines for this spectacular tasting came directly from Don Schliff’s underground refrigerated cellar. Most of the wines were […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS SO FAR IN 2016, AUGURING WELL FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR

Charity wine auctions taking place the first half of 2016 have achieved remarkable success and projections look great for the remainder of the year. Several of these auctions are single-day events, while others are the centerpiece of a several day festival and some include hosting of special events throughout the year.  Multiple revenue streams are […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS IN 2015 AND ANNOUNCE EXCITING EVENTS FOR 2016

Charity wine auctions achieved remarkable success in 2015 and, once again, promise exhilarating, high energy events for 2016.  Revenues have been strong for the last three years, with some auctions experiencing record-setting highs and this year is anticipated to be even stronger.  Firstly, please see detailed descriptions of our favorite charity wine auctions, followed by […]

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RARE VINTAGE PORT TASTING 1927–1963, FEATURING QUINTA DO NOVAL NACIONAL

(This article was written by Cary Feibleman, Dennis Foley, Edward Lazarus, Christine Graham and Ronald Brown) Event organizer Don Schliff applying Port tongs to bottle neck Don Schliff, noted Port collector and one of the founders of Wine Warehouse, the famous wholesalers headquartered in Los Angeles, organized an historic Port tasting in February 2015, featuring […]

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A Visit With Robert Lawrence Balzer — Grand Ambassador of American Wine Culture

Robert, the first serious wine journalist in the U.S., has been a wine writer for close to 70 years. I had not seen him since his birthday before last and he will be 98 in June. A true Renaissance man and an epicurean, Robert has been a retailer, an actor, a restaurateur, a Buddhist monk, a flight instructor during World War II, a wine instructor and the author of 11 books.

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