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Greg (left) and Jim

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 View, CA).  We opened one and, frankly, the...

Glunz Family Photos in the tasting room

Glunz Family Winery and Broken Earth Winery

After two months of ongoing technical difficulties the website seems to have stabilized.  We’ll honor this event by reviewing two new wineries we discovered on our July, 2015 trip to Paso Robles:...

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Maggy Hawk Hawkster 2012

Almost exactly one year ago we were delighted to receive our 2011 Hawkster.  We reviewed it very favorably.  So last week when we received an e-mail offering the 2012 vintage, we jumped at the chance...

Greg (left) and Jim

Irony in Oregon Pinot Noir

A great example of irony in Oregon pinot noir. We’re waiting patiently for the first reviews. Thanks to Meg Worley for spotting this.

Artisan Tasting Room Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Artisan

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Artisan

Friday, August 8, we were thrilled to attend a very special tasting of pinot noir and chardonnay at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View.  [pullquote]This tasting was just for you two.[/pullquote] As...

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Four More From Paso Robles

Our not-so-recent trip to Paso Robles featured the newly-revitalized Canyon Villa and Field Recordings Winery. In this second review we’ll look at two old favorites (Jack Creek Cellars and...

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Calera Drops By Artisan

James and Christine (owners of Artisan Wine Depot) were nice enough to invite us to taste the wines of Calera, justifiably famous for their pinot noirs. We jumped at the chance. As we learned...