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France Visits Artisan

Artisan Wine Depot was kind enough to invite us to their tasting of French wines imported by Martine Saunier. Several were impressive. None were flawed. Here’s what the company website has to say about Ms. Saunier: Martine Saunier was born […]

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La Baia Del Sol

Artisan Does Italy

It’s been a while since we visited Artisan Wine Depot. (For a retired couple we seem to be awfully busy.) But then we were invited to a tasting

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

Artisan Sommelier Christine Tran

Artisan Thanksgiving Wine Pairings Tasting

Saturday, November 19, our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us over to taste some wines specially chosen to accompany the usual Thanksgiving dinner.  We were not disappointed. 

Heitz Bottles Heitz Cellart Vertical at Artisan

Heitz Cellars Vertical at Artisan

On October 8 our very good friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us for an exceptional tasting event. They were hosting a Heitz Cellars Vertical at Artisan. Heitz

Heitz Bottles Heitz Cellart Vertical at Artisan

Heitz Cellars Visits Artisan

October 8 was a special day at Artisan Wine Depot.  Heitz Cellars was pouring a vertical of their cabernets.  The oldest was 1998 (!!).  We'll post a full

Gary Farrell Winery Gary Farrell Visits Artisan. Plus Christine’s Chardonnay Challenge

Gary Farrell Visits Artisan. Plus Christine’s Chardonnay Challenge

Well, not Gary himself. The winery, however, was well-represented via winemaker Theresa Heredia. More on Ms. Heredia later. But for now this quote from an interview at

Champagne Louis Barthelemy Maison Champagne and Burgundy at Artisan

Champagne and Burgundy at Artisan

Our buddies at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to a mega-tasting December 4. Featuring 17 Burgundies and Champagnes, this event was a challenge to our palates. Rather than

Where You Buy Wine Makes a Difference

A few weeks ago, Norma brought home a couple of bottles of Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Village Rouge 2012.  She bought them at our local Costco (Mountain

Rhones at Artisan

Battle of the Rhônes 2015 at Artisan

James and Christine invited us to Artisan Wine Depot for their second annual Rhône vs. Tablas Creek competition. We accepted eagerly. The justifiable famous Perrin et Fils represented

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