Monthly Archives: February 2011

Napa Valley Wine Cruise

Join me on a seven day Alaska Wine Cruise departing June 11, 2011 There will be lots of wine from the Napa Valley and in particular Cabs and Bordeaux blends from Rutherford: Three Wines each night with dinner from our … Continue reading

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Dan McCoog

Today we learned of the passing of Dan McCoog, one of the most genteel experts in the world of wine. He served a plethora of consumers in the restaurants for which he purchased wine and consulted on wine selection. At … Continue reading

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The wines of South Coast Winery

South Coast Winery, Temecula Valley, Pinot Grigio, Sparkling Wine nv The nose is quite aromatic, assertive in its fruity and floral characters. I was reminded of the vibrant aromas that I associate with top-notch Prosecco from the Veneto. It is … Continue reading

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Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran 2008

Joseph Drouhin, Saint-Veran 2008 This Chardonnay combines the acidity you think of in fresh green apples with the slipperiness of a light pat of butter – nice, light-bodied Burgundy. Maturation is solely in stainless steel. Mis en bouteille par Drouhin … Continue reading

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Turning Leaf Pinot Grigio 2009

Turning Leaf, California, Pinot Grigio 2009 The nose sports citrus which follows through on the palate. The acidity of a lemon adds zippiness that is tempered by a touch of creaminess in this light-bodied Grigio. This bottle is a media … Continue reading

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