May 19, 2015

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Lodi Rules: An Impressive Earth Day Wine and Chees...

Lodi Rules: An Impressive Earth Day Wine and Cheese Tasting

Once again, Lodi impresses me greatly during a virtual tasting with their unparalleled wines of depth and character.  Using the ever popular on-line live video platform, Brandlive, this special Earth Day tasting focused on wines certified by Lodi Rules – California’s first 3rd party-certified sustainable winegrowing program.  Lodi Rules “promotes practices that enhance...

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May 15, 2015

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SakéOne Not Only Produces Stellar Saké, They Impor...

SakéOne Not Only Produces Stellar Saké, They Import Some of Japan’s Finest

Saké (pronounced sah-kay not sah-kee) originated in Japan and is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice.  Commonly called rice wine, saké is actually produced using a brewing process that is some what similar to brewing beer. SakéOne, a saké brewing facility and importer located in the northwestern corner of the Willamette Valley, is one of only six brewing facilities in...

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May 8, 2015

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In The Glass: Winter’s Hill Dr...

In The Glass: Winter’s Hill Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir 2014

With summer-like weather for much of the month of April, and so far, May too,...

Apr 26, 2015

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In The Glass: Terras Gauda Abadia de...

In The Glass: Terras Gauda Abadia de San Campio Albariño 2013

Of the many white wine varietals that this beautiful earth of ours has to...

Feb 18, 2015

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Francis Ford Coppola Director’...

Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfandel 2012- The Ultimate Oscar Party Wine

A few years ago, I attended a friend’s Oscar Party – the first of...

Feb 9, 2015

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A Trio of Beautiful Wines from J.K. ...

A Trio of Beautiful Wines from J.K. Carriere

My first experience with J. K. Carriere wines was at the 2013 IPNC...

Jan 23, 2015

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In The Glass: Dry Creek Vineyard Old...

In The Glass: Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

Dry Creek Vineyard, located in California’s Dry Creek Valley, makes...

Jan 15, 2015

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In The Glass: Angela Estate Abbott C...

In The Glass: Angela Estate Abbott Claim Pinot Noir 2012

The first time I was introduced to the Angela Estate wines was during a 2012...

Jan 15, 2015

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Sip This: GoDucks Ginger Lemon Lime ...

Sip This: GoDucks Ginger Lemon Lime Drop

Monday night’s National Playoff Championship Game between my home town...

Jan 12, 2015

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In The Glass: Sokol Blosser Dundee H...

In The Glass: Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2009

The last time I visited the idyllic grounds and beautifully streamlined...

Jan 11, 2015

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In The Glass: Durant Vineyards Chard...

In The Glass: Durant Vineyards Chardonnay Raven 2012

Durant Vineyards is located in Oregon’s famed Dundee Hills and is a...