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reviewed The Flechas de Los Andes' 2007 Gran M.... May 17, 2010
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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 …
reviewed Wente, Riva Ranch Chardonnay. April 19, 2010
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
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 …
reviewed Centellino Areadivino. April 05, 2010
Centellino Areadivino
Todays review is going to revolve around the Centellino Areadivino Wine Aerator/Decanter. I've been testing this decanter/aerator out putting it through it paces. I tested it against my favorite …
reviewed Dorices Muscadet Sevre-Maine Choisie. March 29, 2010
Dorices Muscadet Sevre-Maine Choisie
Got SeaFood? Domaine des Dorices Honestly folks, I've lived my entire life in San Diego and until recently, San Diego hardly figured in anyone’s mind as a culinary destination. However in the …
   Fresh from a Champagne tasting today on a very soggy Sunday, I am quickly reminded that Champagne is not just for New Years Eve anymore. This is a message that bears repeating, as the …
reviewed Opolo Summit Creek Zinfandel. March 02, 2010
Opolo Summit Creek Zinfandel
This is my second road trip up to Paso Robles and this time I took advantage of the Far Out Wineries Passport weekend pass, which entitled me to have tasting fees waived at 17 different participating …
Hess Collection Cabernet, Allomi Vineyard 2007
Dave Guffy, the winemaker for the Hess Collection has been winemaker at Hess Collection for over ten years. He has become known as a farmer’s farmer, whose eyes light up as he talks about strolling …
reviewed Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto 2007. February 04, 2010
Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto 2007
   Ah, Piedmont one of my favorite wine regions and home to some of Italy's most well known and revered red wines: Barolo and Barbaresco. But Piedmont also lays claim to this wonderful little …
reviewed 2006 MooBuzz Chardonnay. February 01, 2010
2006 MooBuzz Chardonnay
   Today's review is focused on the value end of the Chardonnay spectrum and what I found out there’s a lot to like, which is why I chose this wine to bring to your attention today, aside …
reviewed 2007 Tracy Hills Secret Red. January 25, 2010
2007 Tracy Hills Secret Red
   I was introduced to Cleavage Creek through the social networking platform Twitter, of whom many of you are very familiar. Now the name of this winery does not make me immediately think about …
reviewed Carabella Vineyards in Oregon. January 14, 2010
Carabella Vineyards in Oregon
Location, location, location this is mantra you've probably heard on more than one occasion and what is true in Real Estate is also true in vineyard selection. Quite a bit of time, effort and agonizing …
reviewed Tormaresca Neprica 2007. January 14, 2010
Tormaresca Neprica 2007
   The Tormaresca 2007 NePriCa Red Blend is what I would call a QPR winner, hands down! The Italians call this their, "way down south wine" because of where the wine comes from is …
Gloria Ferrer's Royal Cuvée Vintage 2001.
   This review is going to be about a "sparkling wine" from right here in California, Sonoma to be precise. This is a great Sparkling wine for your next holiday celebration or anytime. …
reviewed A Passion for Pinot. November 20, 2009
A Passion for Pinot
This is the one meal that gets more wine recommendations than any other, and I guess that makes sense as many folks only have one chance a year to get it right. While many writers and experts will …
reviewed Brancaia Ilatraia Maremma Toscana. November 09, 2009
Brancaia Ilatraia Maremma Toscana
If you are not familiar with Brancaia, but  you're in love with Super Tuscans or maybe you just want to become more familiar with wines that have this moniker, then this is a great wine to get a …
reviewed River of Skulls 2007 (wine). October 27, 2009
reviewed Montes Winery. October 24, 2009
the nose knows!
The Montes Live tasting and Webinar, it was just a couple of weeks ago now and after going through my tasting notes and sorting out some of my other projects, I thought it was high time I got the write …
reviewed Cruz Andina Malbec 2006. October 22, 2009
Typical Malbec grape clusters
   Hey Malbec Fans I want to introduce you to the Cruz Andina 2006 Malbec. While this wine may be the new kid on the block, the vineyard where these grapes were sourced from comes from vines …
reviewed La Tancia 2007 Chianti. September 28, 2009
La Tancia 2007 Chianti
It just so happens that my wife and I just got back from our trip to beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany and just got back late on Saturday, we stayed on a …
reviewed St Clement 2006 Oroppas. September 28, 2009
St Clement 2006 Oroppas
   The Wine Bloggers Conference of 2009 is where I had the opportunity to sample the 2006 Oroppas and prior to this I had only read of and heard about their reputation for making outstanding …
reviewed Gaja Ca Marcanda Promis 2006. September 28, 2009
Gaja Ca Marcanda Promis 2006
   It has been said, "A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world" - Louis Pasteur.  A wiser man than myself but I will say I whole heartily …
reviewed Pian Dell' Orino Winery. September 28, 2009
The nose knows!
Well folks it has been a few weeks since I've been back from Italy and I'm still putting together my thoughts and notes about the trip to Italy and more precisely Tuscany. The trip was both arduous …
reviewed The 2006 Naiara Malbec Reserve. July 29, 2009
Argentina Wine Country
       The 2006 Naiara Malbec Reserve, great juice at a great price! by San Diego Wine Shopping Examiner, B Source: www.examiner.com Hey San Diegowine fans if you love a great …
reviewed Eagles Nest Winery. July 10, 2009
Eagles Nest Winery
   Award winning Ruby Style Port, Eagles Nest Winery   Ahh yes Port, a great after-dinner accompaniment with dessert or as dessert. Whether it's a Ruby or a Tawny no matter, it has a way …
reviewed Vintage Wines. July 10, 2009
Vintage Wines
       Looking for another great place to shop for wine? I've been up to Vintage Wines Limited on Miramar Road in San Diego. The owner John Lindsay and his daughter Nicole were gracious …
reviewed Costco. July 10, 2009
   Everyone living in San Diego is very familiar with Costco and I've long been intending to share my thoughts about the bountiful bargains to be found at your local Costco wine section. This …
reviewed San Diego Wine Company. July 10, 2009
San Diego Wine Company
       If you live in San Diego and you love wine, undoubtedly you may have heard or know of the San Diego Wine Company. I like to think of their location as somewhat central in San …
reviewed Witch Creek Winery - 2006 Nebbiolo. May 25, 2009
Witch Creek Winery - 2006 Nebbiolo
The Witch is In! 2006 Witch Creek Nebbiolo, Guadlupe Valley    
reviewed Hedges Three Vineyards Red 2006. May 12, 2009
Hedges Three Vineyards Red 2006
Over the Hedges, Red Mountain, 2006 Three Vineyards Claret I was in one of my favorite wine stores the other day for a tasting of "all French wines" when I came across this beauty of a wine. This wine …
Rex Hill, Pinot Noir 2002 Carabella Vineyard
Oregundian Trail: Rex Hill, Pinot Noir 2002 Carabella Vineyard If you love Pinot Noir as much as I do a trip to what can be affectionately referred to as the Oregundian Trail in Oregon's Willamette …
reviewed Opus One Wineries. May 07, 2009
Opus One Wineries
Opus One is a must stop for anyone who journeys to Napa, what I would describe as type of Mecca for enophile's everywhere. If you are new to wine, you will wonder what all the fuss is about, and if you …
reviewed 2006 Montes Alpha Syrah. May 05, 2009
Vina Montes, Chile
A great buy, under twenty bucks! Montes Alpha, Syrah 2006 The picture to the left is the wonderful 2005, but this review will cover both vintages which were remarkably well made wines, with a QPR that …
reviewed Corkage Fee Etiquette. April 25, 2009
"Corkage fee etiquette"       Since so much has been said about "Corkage Fees" and the etiquette surrounding the issue, I thought I would bring to your attention today some …
reviewed Justin Isosceles Reserve 2005. April 20, 2009
Wine Caves
                     My wife and I first visited Justin just last year, toured the facilities and became members of the Justin Wine …
reviewed Bordeaux Wines. April 20, 2009
Map of the Bordeaux Region
Just Bordeaux! A tale of multiple tastings! Ahh yes, just Bordeaux! I looked forward to this tasting all week and finally it had arrived. Like the title indicates this is purely an all "Bordeaux" event. …
reviewed Wine Tasting Rooms. April 12, 2009
tasting room in Paso
Top Ten Tasting Room Tips Wine tasting as a "vacation focus" is a growing segment of the travel industry, in no small part spurred on by the popularity of the film "Sideways (2004)". Many vineyards …
reviewed Pieroth Winkler Hasensprung, Riesling.... April 11, 2009
Pieroth Winkler Hasensprung, Riesling Auslese, Rheingau
Ahh yes German Riesling I do love it so and for me there is no real equal. I purchased a few Rheingau gems from a broker I know here in San Diego who sells this type of wine for a good price. The case …
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