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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 restaurant (full review forthcoming, stay tuned).  On the wine list was “Nickel […]

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Ken Knox pours for an Artisan customer

Seventeen Pinot Noirs at Artisan

January 11, 2014 was a memorable day.  Ken Knox of The Henry Wine Group was pouring seventeen pinot noirs at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View. While chatting

Mat Gustafson at the 2012 Pasadena Pinotfest

Paul Mathew Pinot Noir Horizontal Tasting

Over Memorial Day, we did a Paul Mathew pinot noir horizontal tasting. We opened three single-vineyard pinots produced by Paul Mathew Vineyards in Healdsburg.  These are all in

Hartford Family Winery Open House

Hartford Family Winery: August’s Featured Vintner

The travel section of the August 21 San Jose Mercury-News had a column on the town of Forestville, a village on the west edge of the Sonoma Valley.

High Alcochol Wines Mea Culpa-2

High alcohol wine: mea culpa

OK, I was a little bit wrong last month when I berated the Wall Street Journal for touting high alcohol wine.  Norma and I were two of the

Lynmar Wine Club Dinner Summer 2009

Lynmar Estate Winery Gala Dinner

 ... or why you should join wine clubs. On August 29 we were blessed to be able to attend a club member appreciation dinner at Lynmar Estate Winery (just

Lynmar winery pours for Prof. Lima

Lynmar Winery – Prof.Lima finds close to perfect pinot

On a fall 2008 excursion to Sonoma, Norma and I found a classy new entrant on the Russian River pinot noir scene, Lynmar Estate Winery.  The winery tasting/publicity

Entry to Stryker Sonoma Tasting Room

Hartford Family Winery and Stryker Sonoma Wine Club tasting Notes

It’s been a delicious month for pinots and zins.  We received our wine club shipments from Stryker Sonoma Vineyards and Hartford Family Winery and are doing some side

Stryker Sonoma Tasting Room

Pinot Noir Winery Crawl – Sonoma, Russian River, Dry Creek

What better excuse for a three-day crawl through Sonoma on July 20 – 24 than to observe our four-year wedding anniversary and to continue our search for the

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