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, he recommended the Siduri Russian River Valley blend and the always-reliable Sean […]

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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

Joel and Sarah

Wine Bargain of the Month

  Joel Gott 2012 sauvignon blanc ($8.99) is easily our wine bargain of the month.  Available at this price at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View.  The wine has

Joanie Hudson pouring tastes

Pali Wines at Artisan Wine Depot

Our favorite local wine shop, Artisan Wine Depot, hosted a tasting of Pali wines on June 21.  We hurried over in anticipation of a delightful event.  We were

Cloud Valley Wines

Two Wine Bargains from Fresh and Easy

Two wine bargains from Fresh and Easy: a chardonnay and a pinot noir.  Plus a somewhat new business model. A couple of weeks ago, a Fresh and Easy supermarket

Elk Cove 2009 pinot noir

An Elk Cove Bargain for Bay Area Pinotphiles

There's an Elk Cove bargain for bay area pinotphiles at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View.  Elk Cove 2009 Willamette Valley pinot noir is on sale for $19.99


Donatiello Offering Pinot Noir Deal at TJs

Chris Donatiello is offering a terrific pinot noir deal at TJs (at least the Trader Joe's stores in the greater Silicon Valley area).  While browsing the wine aisle at

VinVinoWine Tasting of new California Pinot Noirs Nov. 2011

Vin Vino Wine – a Palo Alto Tasting of California Pinot Noir

Vin Vino Wine has an impressively full calendar of wine tastings of their retail stock. I attended a "New California Pinot Noirs" tasting on November 15, also available

VinTJs Pinot Noir

VINTJS Pinot Noir – Good Quality, Incredible Prices

(August 20, 2011) Here's a new tasty private label from Trader Joes. VINTJS is just for pinot noir and comes in three 2009 vintage AVA flavors. At 9

Gruet 2008 pinot noir label

Gruet 2008 Pinot Noir from New Mexico

The Gruet 2008 pinot noir from New Mexico is an incredible bargain.  Gruet Winery in Albuquerque has been known and respected for their sparkling wines for many years. 

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