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Artisan Hosted Winemaker Philippe Secondé from Champagne Barnaut

On June 24 our friends at Artisan Wine Depot hosted winemaker Philippe Secondé from Champagne Barnaut (founded 1874). M. Secondé brought three champagnes with him, each from Barnaut’s vineyards in Bouzy, France. More on the winemaker and the vineyards after […]

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Mer Soleil Crowd Santa Lucia Highlands Gala

Santa Lucia Highlands Gala

On May 16 we made our way to Salinas. Mainly known for being “America’s salad bowl” and the home of John Steinbeck, this little town has recently become the gateway to the Santa Lucia Highlands. We had returned to Salinas […]

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Brian and Kimberly Loring Loring Wine Company's Visit to Artisan

Loring Wine Company’s Visit to Artisan

We discovered Loring Wine Company at the 2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Gala. They specialize in pretty good pinot noir. When our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to come taste the latest releases, we said, “Yes” almost immediately. We […]

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Pomona Part 2

Two More From Pomona: Windsor Oaks, Vino Vargas

In our previous article we raved about Picayune Cellars and Flying Goat Cellars. But we tasted pinot noirs from eleven — count them — eleven wineries making pretty good pinots. That’s a testimonial to cooperation and education among winemakers and […]

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University of Burgundy Launches Free Online Wine Course

Exciting breaking news! The Université de Bourgogne in Dijon is offering a free, online wine course starting May 21. There are a few glitches in the registration process which I’ll outline below. For now, let’s just say that if you’re […]

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Everyday Pinot Noir

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

The Two 2012s

Early Look at the 2012s

Friday we visited our friends at the Artisan Wine

Joanie Hudson pouring tastes

Pali Wines at Artisan Wine Depot

Our favorite local wine shop, Artisan Wine Depot, hosted

Elk Cove 2009 pinot noir

An Elk Cove Bargain for Bay Area Pinotphiles

There's an Elk Cove bargain for bay area pinotphiles

Donatiello-Winerry-Logo

Donatiello Offering Pinot Noir Deal at TJs

Chris Donatiello is offering a terrific pinot noir deal

VinTJs Pinot Noir

VINTJS Pinot Noir – Good Quality, Incredible Prices

(August 20, 2011) Here's a new tasty private label

Gruet 2008 pinot noir label

Gruet 2008 Pinot Noir from New Mexico

The Gruet 2008 pinot noir from New Mexico is

Wine Events

Mer Soleil Crowd Santa Lucia Highlands Gala

Santa Lucia Highlands Gala

On May 16 we made our way to Salinas.

Pomona Part 2

Two More From Pomona: Windsor Oaks, Vino Vargas

In our previous article we raved about Picayune Cellars

FWC Pomona Crowd and Venue Big Surprises in Pomona

Big Surprises in Pomona

On March 14 we took a deep breath, had

Friday Crowd Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014: But Not Pinot Noir

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014: But Not Pinot Noir

After exhausting the pinots we made another circuit to

Pinotfest Crowd Pinotfest 2014: the Best of the Rest

Pinotfest 2014: the Best of the Rest

A few weeks ago we reviewed the two best

Garagiste Crowd

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014: The Best of the Rest

Our earlier review focused on the best two pinot

Ernest Vineayrds' Todd Gottula and Erin Brooks Pinotfest 2014 two to watch

Pinotfest 2014 Two to Watch

We were fortunate to be invited to the Pinotfest

Paso Roble Garagiste Festival 2014

We traveled south for the Paso Roble Garagiste Festival

Laird Family Estate Tasting Room

Laird Family Estate

It's been a while since our last article about

Rob Murray

Rob Murray Won’t Be Easy to Find

Rob Murray Vineyards rounds out our top six from

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