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

Available in the greater Silicon Valley area, we took a chance on this one and were richly rewarded. This is a major bargain at $7.99 a bottle. And the wine has the notable characteristics of the fairly new Arroyo Seco […]

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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

Kramer Vineyards “Celebrate” Müller-Thurgood Sparkler

We visited Kramer Vineyards a few years back on our Oregon adventure. And we brought home up a bottle of their "Celebrate" Müller-Thurgood Sparkler ($22 for the 2014 vintage).

Schloss Biebrich Sekt

Schloss Biebrich Sekt

Bargain of the decade.  Trader Joe's is offering Schloss Biebrich Sekt for $5.49 a bottle.  This is a sparkler from Germany's Henkell & Co. Gruppe. Trust us, this

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

Schloss Marionlay

Artisan Goes German

Our chums at Artisan Wine Depot invited us over for a taste of an eclectic mix of wines on June 18.   Of the many wines offered, two stood

Luli Pinot Noir

Luli Wines Are Welcome Additions

After a tasting at Artisan Wine Depot, we were shopping the pinot noir aisle.  On a whim we picked up a bottle of Luli 2012 pinot noir.  We

Pali's Joanie Hudson and Tony

Pali Wines Returns to Artisan Wine Depot

We thoroughly enjoyed tasting Pali's wines in June, so when Artisan Wine Depot invited us, we jumped at the chance. On the Saturday before Christmas the store was

The Two 2012s

Early Look at the 2012s

Friday we visited our friends at the Artisan Wine Depot in search of pinot noir.  James informed me that a few 2012 pinot noir vintages had arrived.  Specifically,

Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde

Encostas do Lima 2011 Vinho Verde

I mean, really, how could I resist?  A bottle of wine with my name on the label.  Appropriately enough, the price was right at $9.97.  Like the Joel

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