A Guide to Wine, Food & the Good Life


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    TOAD HOLLOW VINEYARDS   Toad Hollow Vineyards consistently makes fine food friendly and value priced wines sourced from Northern California vineyards. 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 believe drinking wine should be as FUN […]

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  NEW RELEASES Ridge Vineyards and Tablas Creek Vineyard are two California wineries producing consistently first rate wine that every wine lover should experience. Recent articles have covered them in depth and if you missed the articles click here. Following are notes on recent releases. There are many wonderful wines here that represent very good […]

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A WAY TO GET PAID FOR DRINKING OR MAYBE NOT DRINKING FAKE PINOT NOIR AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT Need a few bucks? Well, if you drank some Pinot Noir that a California court has determined to be fake, you are entitled to get cash back. If you did and don’t have proof or […]

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I recently attended a new release trade tasting in Los Angeles for New Zealand wines. Some 26 wineries were represented and there were well over 100 wines available to taste in a 3 hour period. These types of tastings are a way to get a general idea of the wines. But, for me, they are not an opportunity to write detailed notes on each wine.

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The Dueling Inexpensive Red Wine Line-Ups — Which Ones Went To The Drinking Round And Which Ones Went Down The Drain?

I have always been curious. In all of my endeavors, I have referred to this trait as “turning over rocks.” You have to turn over rocks to see what is underneath. That takes some effort. Many people do not care. But for those that do, there is no assurance of what you will find. Maybe it will be a gold nugget or maybe it will be a rattle snake! Or, even more likely, it will be something in between. So it is with wine.

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