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"Hi, this Bill Eyer owner of this blog and I hope you will take a moment to visit my wine blog and let me know what you think, good, bad or indifferent! What you will find there are reviews of wine, wine travel, pairing suggestions and even health news which are at times pithy and at times humorous, but the recommendations are solid and based … more

Reviews
reviewed The Flechas de Los Andes' 2007 Gran M.... May 17, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
The Flechas de Los Andes' 2007 Gran Malbec
   Hey San Diego wine fans here is another screaming deal, but this time I present you with a "take no prisoners" wine of huge proportions and it will cost you so very little. This …
reviewed Brancaia Chianti Classico 2006. May 12, 2010
Brancaia Chianti Classico 2006
Hey folks this time my review will revolve around another great wine, but this time my palate travels to the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany in Italy. Yes, I know a departure from the Chardonnay kick …
Clos Pegase's 2008 Mitsukos's Chardonnay
   Hey everyone near and far I want to bring another Chardonnay to your attention, this represents the 2nd wine that I've had from this producer and I'm happy to to say, I'm very pleased …
Wente, Riva Ranch Chardonnay
   Hey San Diego wine shopping fans I want to introduce you to another great value sure to please even the most finicky of palates and it's what some call the poor man’s Rombauer wondering what& …
reviewed San Diego RHYTHM & VINE MUSIC & WINE .... April 05, 2010
San Diego RHYTHM & VINE MUSIC & WINE FESTIVAL
Hey San Diego wine [and culinary] fans here's is another great opportunity to try out some great new wines, listen to some great tunes and feast on some chef inspired creations from some of San …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about The Flechas de Los Andes' 2007 Gran M.... May 17, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
The Flechas de Los Andes' 2007 Gran Malbec
"This is a run don't walk recommendation, so U better hot foot it down to your local wine store and grab a case before they are all gone".
posted a Quick Tip about Clos Pegase's 2008 Mitsukos's Chardonnay. April 26, 2010
Clos Pegase's 2008 Mitsukos's Chardonnay
It's the intersection of wine and art. And at that crossroads, you'll find something rare and remarkable: balance."
posted a Quick Tip about Wente, Riva Ranch Chardonnay. April 19, 2010
Wente, Riva Ranch Chardonnay
Rich and expressive with layers of ripe, tropical fruit accented by toasty oak, with a lusty finish!
posted a Quick Tip about San Diego RHYTHM & VINE MUSIC & WINE .... April 05, 2010
San Diego RHYTHM & VINE MUSIC & WINE FESTIVAL
Will you be there? Great wine, great food and great tunes for $75 what's there to think about?
posted a Quick Tip about Centellino Areadivino. April 05, 2010
Centellino Areadivino
A unique new way to experience the aromas and flavors of wine; assuring the first sip is as good as the last sip!
posted a Quick Tip about Babcock Winery & Vineyard. April 05, 2010
Babcock Winery & Vineyard
Another of the must stop wineries in the SBC area, please give them a swirl!
posted a Quick Tip about Taste of Solvang Food & Wine Fetsival. April 05, 2010
Taste of Solvang Food & Wine Fetsival
Love staying in Solvang while I visit wine country, it's a great jumping off point.
posted a Quick Tip about Foley. April 05, 2010
Foley
Their "T" Anchor Ranch Pinot Noir is "mind-bending" good! I always come home with a few bottles each time I visit!
posted a Quick Tip about Fess Parker Winery. April 05, 2010
Fess Parker Winery
Very good wine across the board can be found here!
posted a Quick Tip about Justin Vineyards & Winery. April 05, 2010
Justin Vineyards & Winery
"This winery produces consistently well made wines on many price points"
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Post a Comment
March 30, 2010
Hey Bill, glad to see that you discovered the Northern California Wine community.  You should check out the California's Central Coast Wine Scene community, too!  Whatever existing reviews you have that you feel would be great in those communities, you can add them by clicking on "Add to a Community" underneath the title of any of your reviews.  Cheers! :)
April 05, 2010
Yep checked into them as well, makes me considering opening my own community. The "add to community" is a fantastic tool. Thanks for your help.
April 05, 2010
Glad you like it! And yes, you should totally start your own community! Like a CuveeCorner one, or some other themed one, like wines for seafood, or wines from a certain region :)
 
September 28, 2009
Awesome, how about you? That gentlemen opposite of you must keep ya pretty busy? Just got back from a trip a few weeks ago and worked a wine bottling line last weekend. Yeah that Quintessa review sounds interesting, I have some of their wines they sent to me as samples, which I still have not opened and I have a Montes tasting I still need to write up. Then this week I've been invited to a swanky new wine bar here in San Diego @ the Ivy Hotel downtown. Just becoming Mr. A-list for invites, but not too sure how?
September 28, 2009
Well, because you're Mr. Go-To for wine and you're cool ;p I'm so glad to hear that life's treating you well. So good to see you back on here! How do you like all of our new features?
September 30, 2009
Very good new features and they are very helpful! and hey thanks for compliment, but my wife somehow has a way different perspective on the coolness factor. But wives keep us (men) anchored in reality! Thanks again though! I'll write a review about the Ivy Ultra Wine Lounge and Bar, boy they've a LOT of bad press online! But I will objective as possible, cheers!
 
September 28, 2009
Hey Bill- how've you been? Busy with the Examiner? Thought you might enjoy @Jon_Wollenhaupt's review of Quintessa wines and I wanted to let you know that we miss you around here! Hope all is well!
 
August 10, 2009
Hey Bill! I thought you might want to check out my Best Warm-Weather Wines $10 and under list, I'd love to see what you think or better yet what your list would be! You are the Wine King in all of our wine communities as well, congrats!
 
July 10, 2009
hey drog, I'm not very familiar with them as I do most of my wine shopping @ brick n motars. While I do get some wine shipped from a couple places where I am on their "allocation" list. I did a quick search of a Chianti they are offering and they have a good price. But what you have to watch out for is "shipping charges" which tend to vary greatly for the same weight packages and will bring the price per bottle back up to what you can find in a store near you. So if you are interested in buying online, then I would look for places which offer free shipping on purchases of six or more bottles. Frankly though this is not the time of the year to be purchasing wine which will be shipped, it is much too hot! If you need to buy some wine during the warm months then head to your local wine store which has appropriate climate control and weekend tasting schedules. This way you try before you buy and skip the shipping charges and the aggrevation of heated red wines and waiting for your delivery because you have to sign for the package. Hope this info was helpful! Cheers!
July 10, 2009
Thanks for the info...I much prefer to shop at regular stores as well. Good point about the shipping. Do you mind if I ask what allocation lists you are on?
July 10, 2009
No problem at all, I'm currently with Justin, Kosta Browne, Sea Smoke and Patricia Green. Locally, I purchase wine from Leonesse and Eagles Nest Winery (who makes a great ruby style port). Past contributors to my wine collection, Testarossa, Byington, Rusack and V. Sattui. who I still love and admire their wines but I periodically shift my tastes.
July 10, 2009
I buy direct from Sea Smoke, Carlisle, Merry Edwards and Quilceda Creek. I tried Kosta Brown, but it seems like their prices have shot up due to the high scores they got. I go easy on the Sea Smoke and Quilceda though. I will check out the others you mentioned. Thanks
July 10, 2009
You have good taste in wine my friend! I would be drinking Quilceda Creek but find them a little expensive. I am willing to pay for well made Pinot, as you can see PN really dominates my list. If you like Pinot for a good price you may want to check out WillaKenzie. I am thinking seriously about getting back in their club, Triple Black Slopes comes to mind!
July 10, 2009
I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the recommendation. I don't buy much of the Quilceda, except they make a delicious red table wine for around $30. It is great. I only get a few of the cabs each year.
 
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