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Art and Wine at Stanford

We are both Stanford alumni. One of the perks of living in the greater Silicon Valley area is the opportunity to attend occasional events sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association. On another blog we have reviewed the Anderson Collection, a […]

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Hamilton Russell vineyards and Walker Bay

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Monday, August 3, 2015 our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to a tasting of wines from Hamilton Russell Vineyards in South Africa. And, as a bonus,

Outlaw and Smoker Box

Editorial: The New York Times Should Stick to Foods East of the Hudson River

Today's New York Times features an article titled "Learning to Engineer a Better Brisket" in the Business section no less (BU-3, west coast edition).  In the article, the

Picton Bay

Two Bargains from Trader Joe

We occasionally buy some wine at Trader Joe's. But we recently discovered two that are amazing bargains. Each is $7.99 per bottle. You will not find better deals

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

In Case of Accident

If you look closely you'll see that this is a truck from a winery in

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 taste other reds. We were delighted to discover that many wineries have followed the lead of Roger Nicolas, producing

Say No to PA Pennsylvania Declares War on Wine

Pennsylvania Declares War on Wine

[Updated September 22, 2o14 with additional information from a friend who lives in Pennsylvania.] We interrupt our regular reviewing with a public service announcement. First, you need to know

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 newcomers: Reuling Vineyards and Ernest Vineyards. Today we want to review seven excellent wines. This is Pinotfest 2014: the

Garagiste Crowd

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014: The Best of the Rest

Our earlier review focused on the best two pinot noirs we found at Garagiste: Vinemark Cellars  2012 Paso Robles pinot noir ($29) and Vino Vargas  2012 Rio Ruso

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