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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 Tasca Wine Bar. July 06, 2009
Tasca Bar
If you live in Los Angeles and enjoy food and wine, you will have noticed a recent upswing in wine bar openings.  A lot of these places try to capture the trendy vibe that comes along with the LA …
reviewed Merry Edwards Winery. May 29, 2009
Merry Edwards Winery
While I enjoy wine immensely (especially red), I do not feel accomplished enough as a taster to review particular wines. I would feel a little silly describing the bouquet and structure and using words …
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 Rex Hill, Pinot Noir 2002 Carabella V.... May 07, 2009
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 Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator. May 07, 2009
Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator
...especially if they like the reds. As you will note from other reviews, the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator really does what it claims, and does it well. The purveyors at my local liquor store were showcasing …
reviewed Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards & Winery. April 28, 2009
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards & Winery
If you're looking for good wine, good scenery and a good time tasting, I recommend Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards in Avila Beach of San Luis Obispo County.    The drive out to the tasting …
reviewed Napa Wine Country. April 23, 2009
Napa Wine Country
The first time I visited the wine country, I wasn't living in the US - I'd won a flight to San Francisco, rented a convertible Mustang and headed north with no real idea of where I was going. I'd managed …
reviewed 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro. April 15, 2009
3rd Corner is a great place to eat.  The food is great and reasonably priced.  I highly recommend the house salad, and the short ribs.  I have had just about everything on the menu and …
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 Leonesse 2006 Vineyard Selection Galw.... April 11, 2009
Leonesse 2006 Vineyard Selection Galway Vineyard Zinfandel!
           In a follow up to my story about Temecula I mentioned I would write a separate review of Leonesse Cellars or as the name means the "Village …
reviewed Spiral Wine Cellars. April 06, 2009
Spiral Wine Cellars
Well then a visit from the folks at Spiral Cellars who can for about 30k on average, get to the bottom of your wine storage issue. So you can't find the space in your home to store your burgeoning wine …
reviewed Red, White, and Drunk All Over: A Win.... April 02, 2009
Red, White, and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass
Last Minute Stocking Stuffer idea! Fashion, Style, Shopping for last minute stocking stuffers?   Hey folks this is older review, just an example of the content you can get @ …
When The Rivers Ran Red
Nestled in the rolling hills north and northeast of San Francisco is an area known as "America's Wine Country."   In the latter half of the 19th Century tens of …
reviewed Syncline Winery. February 26, 2009
Located on a bluff above the Columbia River, Syncline Winery is one of the best wineries you might not have heard of (yet).  Husband and wife team James and Poppie Manton grow elegant, structured …
reviewed Boxcar Wine Company. February 11, 2009
Boxcar Label
So far as I can tell, this was the first (or maybe second) vintage of the Boxcar Syrah, and I'm guessing I paid maybe $15 for it back in 03 or 04.  And then I stuck in in a box and forgot about it.  …
reviewed Ice Wine. January 30, 2009
Grapes frozen on the Vine
I really don't like the fermented taste of wine, but I keep trying different kinds anyway. Every once in a while, I come across one I enjoy.     And then there's ice wine. I not only …
reviewed Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator. December 27, 2008
Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator
...especially if they like the reds. As you will note from the other reviews here, the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator really does what it claims, and does it well. The purveyors at my local liquor store …
reviewed V Sattui Winery. December 14, 2008
V Sattui Winery
V Sattui's wines are great. They have a good reputation, and there's always a crowd of people taking wine flights at the winery or at outlets in and around neighboring towns.    But …
reviewed Domaine Carneros Vineyard. December 14, 2008
Domaine Carneros Vineyard
Champagne is such a lovely beverage and even lovelier if you sip it in a chateau in the heart of Napa Valley. If you're looking for the crème de la crème of vineyards, look no further than Domaine …
reviewed Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards & Winery. November 21, 2008
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards & Winery
     If wine tasting and vineyards are your thing... then you must take the trip up to San Luis Obispo to Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards. The drive alone is worth it... from So Cal it's …
reviewed Days Of Wine And Roses. November 08, 2008
Days Of Wine And Roses
Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) is an up-and-coming Public Relations agent in the era of the three-martini lunch and "drinks with the boys" following the workday. While providing a client with, literally, a boatload …
reviewed Days Of Wine And Roses (Based On J.P..... November 05, 2008
Days Of Wine And Roses
If you've seen and liked the movie, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of the book.     Joe Clay is a go-getter, an uprising star in the world of Public Relations with a comfortable …
reviewed K&L Wine Merchants. September 12, 2008
K&L Logo
This is by far the best wine shop on the web. I am basing my recommendation on the following factors. SelectionThey have a huge selection.  The inventory is deep on both international and domestic …
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