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Major Fires

California Fire Donation Resources

It was just over a year ago that fires swept through northern California wine country.  We posted a link to various resources.  Now the fires are back.  The two largest are the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey […]

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RN Estate 2012 Pinot Noir Solomon Hills

If you have a bottle of this beauty laying around, don't hesitate to open it.  Aromas of bing and black cherries.  The palate features one of the finest,

Nate in the barn Belden Barns 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Belden Barns 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

We've written about these folks quite a bit over the years.  About a week ago we got our wine club shipment.  The pinots can wait but the lure

Piper at Chef Chus

Piper-Heidsieck Visits Chef Chu’s With Artisan

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to a special food and champagne pairing on September 19. The champagne was from Piper-Heidsieck with their local expert and

Santa Lucia Highlands Hahn Visits Artisan

Hahn Visits Artisan

Long-time readers will remember our admiration for Hahn Family Wines.  We were delighted to be invited to a tasting by our friends at Artisan Wine Depot.  Hahn visits

Why the Dinosaurs Went Extinct

At last, after centuries of "scientific" chicanery, we can reveal the true story of why the dinosaurs went

Winemaker Greg Adams in action featured

Three Excellent Pinots From Gregory James

We wrote a brief review of Gregory James Wines in Part 2 of our Garagiste Northern Exposure preview.  We liked their wine so much we ordered half a

La Pitchoune's Tracy Nielsen

Garagiste Northern Exposure in Sonoma Preview Part 2

This is part 2 of our preview of Garagiste Northern Exposure.  We advise reading Part 1 first if you haven’t already. As an overview note, many wineries were pouring

Walking In

Garagiste Northern Exposure in Sonoma Preview Part 1

On May 12 we traveled north to the town of Sonoma for the first Garagiste event north of Paso Robles: Garagiste Northern Exposure.  And we were not disappointed. 

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Two GSMs from Dilecta

Dilecta was one of our discoveries on our trip to Paso Robles in January.  Following the recommendation of Wills and Kath Carter (proprietors and hosts at the fabulous

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