Edible East Bay — Welcome To Wine Country

Just thought I’d share a piece I wrote recently for Edible East Bay on the area’s growing wine scene. If you’re not aware of the Edible family of publications, you should get to know these amazing periodicals. Go to the Edible website and find the Edible magazine closest to you.  You’ll be glad you did. […]

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2010 Rock Wall Wine Co. Montepulciano Contra Costa County

RED 3/31/12  2010 Rock Wall Wine Co. Montepulciano Contra Costa County (13.5% abv., $19.99, Du Vin Fine Wines): Bright, light ruby in the glass, with pleasant aromas of cherries and herbs. Good balance in the mouth between fruit, acid, and firm tannins. Finish shows hints of cocoa. Conclusion: Excellent value! A versatile wine that is […]

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Geek Of The Week — Tannat

In conversations with friends and family about what wines they plan to serve with holiday meals in the next few weeks, all the usual suspects show up:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux,  Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a pile of vague Chardonnay, and the occasional Riesling. I was surprised that a few folks broke ranks with the possibility of Amarone, Brunello […]

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