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SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2015 RED BORDEAUX VINTAGE

Following up on the delightful task of sampling the 2015 vintage from Bordeaux, here are Terry’s and my thoughts on the reds. Something to keep in mind is that Bordeaux (especially the good stuff) is not meant to be drunk young.  And a wine that’s five years old is...

SARAH & SPARKY

This is a story that has its beginnings when Sarah met Sparky whilst studying Winemaking in South Australia in 1987. The two students soon discovered that they shared the same values of integrity and commitment to excellence. When these two achievers began to make...

SOME WORTHWHILE SACRIFICES FOR WINE

Some days, the sacrifices I make for you, my loyal readers, are so overwhelming that I must give them voice.  Yesterday was such an occasion. I received an invitation to sample some wine from Premiere Napa Valley.  Big yawn!  Sometimes I so grow weary of sipping $150+...

MURRIETA’S WELL AND THE CHRISTMAS PARTY

We had our annual Holiday office party the Thursday before Christmas.  Sadly, we were missing Allen and Diane Eggers, as they were snowed in at their new home in Reno.  Missed Diane’s excellent culinary offerings. But we did have their three daughters as well as two...

STARS OF CABERNET WAS EXACTLY THAT

Last week, I had the distinct privilege of attending the highly-anticipated STARS of Cabernet hosted by Ian Blackburn of wineLA.  Ian is Los Angeles’ own wine guru and industry insider. The list of wineries pouring established that.  True stars who have achieved an...

MUSINGS ABOUT WINE ADVENTURES AND FRIENDS

Well, whatever my wine reputation happens to be, it’s about to be dismantled. And you know what? It’s going to be done on my own volition. You see, I’m in entering a blind wine tasting challenge. One of my favorite auction houses, Heritage Auctions,...