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Political Wine

Political Wine

When she was still writing for Bloomberg, Megan McArdle did a winetasting of two wine clubs: National Review and The Nation.  The former is conservative, the latter is very liberal. Hence, political wine. Her article is pretty entertaining as well […]

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En Route Redux

We discovered En Route pinot noir at Pinotfest 2015.  And we were very impressed.  On Norma’s recent birthday we took a chance on The Post, a new local

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

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

Hop n Barley

Hop n Barley Festival, Cider Edition

[Editors note: Please welcome our new contributing author CD Schroder.  We trust that she will broaden our offerings, starting with cider.] The 9th Annual Hop 'n Barley Festival was

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

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