Mud House Crew Relaxing

Mud House 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Artisan Wine Depot was offering a deal on Mud House 2014 Central Otago pinot noir at $16 per bottle. (The link is to our full review on New Zealand Wine Fan.) We bought four bottles on a whim. Subtle aromas […]

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Artisan Sommelier Christine Tran

Artisan Thanksgiving Wine Pairings Tasting

Saturday, November 19, our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us over to taste some wines specially chosen to accompany the usual Thanksgiving dinner.  We were not disappointed.  As an added bonus we’ll throw in a couple of recent discoveries […]

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Matt and Mary Elke

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival day 2 part 2

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 1, 2, and 3: Part 1: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 2: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 3: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-1/ And we are just about exhausted. Forthwith, the fourth and final […]

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Knez Tasting Room

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Day 2 Part 1

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 1, 2, and 4: Part 1: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 2: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 4: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-2/   [Update November 6 to add Phillips Hill’s 2013 Anderson Valley […]

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Domaine Anderson at the Festival Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 1, 3, and 4: Part 1: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 3: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-1/ Part 4: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-2/ Update: I just noticed this audio clip from the tasting event.  […]

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Everyday Pinot Noir

Trader Joe’s 2014 “Petit Reserve” Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir

Available in the greater Silicon Valley area, we took

Mud House Crew Relaxing

Mud House 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Artisan Wine Depot was offering a deal on Mud

Picton Bay

Two Bargains from Trader Joe

We occasionally buy some wine at Trader Joe's. But

Luli Pinot Noir

Luli Wines Are Welcome Additions

After a tasting at Artisan Wine Depot, we were

Pali's Joanie Hudson and Tony

Pali Wines Returns to Artisan Wine Depot

We thoroughly enjoyed tasting Pali's wines in June, so

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Domaine Anderson at the Festival Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part

The Venue at Goldeneye Winery Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part

Stanford Art, Wine, and Music Stanford Art and Wine Stroll 2016

Stanford Art and Wine Stroll 2016

Ah, retirement.  What retirement? We've been busy with a

Sean and Nicole Minor Pinot Shootout at the ARtisan Corral

Pinot Shootout at the Artisan Corral

OK, we apologize to John Sturges. James and Christine were

Ankida Ridge at IPNC

Ankida Ridge Picked for IPNC

A few summers ago we were invited to a

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