Vive la France!

One of the beautiful things about wine is that it is an infinite subject. You can never learn it all. And, if you could, as soon as you did, there would be more to learn. Wine will always be too big for us to get our arms and heads around. But that doesn’t stop a […]

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**UPDATE** Tasting Notes

Latest entries include offerings at various price points from the Finger Lakes, Napa Valley, Burgundy, the Southern Rhone, Washington State, and Corsica. Cheers! WHITE 9/26/12 2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling, Columbia Valley (11% abv., $9, Safeway): Moderately off-dry with a residual sugar of 2.23 g/100ml, this simple riesling is a blend of grapes from throughout […]

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Is Wine Service Sexist?

A few nights ago my family and I enjoyed dinner at a popular San Francisco restaurant. The ambience, food, and service were impeccable. Or so we thought. With our entrees my wife and I ordered a half bottle of 2009 Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres. When the sommelier brought the bottle he presented the […]

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Geek Of The Week — Grenache

If you’ve enjoyed wines from the Southern Rhone in France, or from any one of several┬áregions in Northern Spain, you are certainly familiar with grenache, or garnacha as it is known in Spanish-speaking countries. But, if you’ve yet to spread your wine wings and can’t recall even hearing the words grenache or garnacha (sounds like […]

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