Chateau Gloria Saint Julien VIneyards The creator of Chateau Gloria, Henri Martin, was born in 1903. Henri Martin had a background in Bordeaux wine before his first birthday. His birth took place at a neighboring St. Julien estate, Chateau Gruaud Larose. As Henri Martin was born on the property, obviously, Henri Martin was destined for […]
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Haton! I Was There For those of you who read my blog or know me personally, you know I am a big fan of Champagne, Jean Noel Haton. It was amazing for me to actually have the opportunity to go there and meet Jean Noel and toast with his son Sebastian. This review of a […]
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Scott Paul Winery Closes Doors They sold their house in LA, loaded up the cars and drove to Yountville and launched Scott Paul Wines in 1999 with a burning passion, much to learn, contracts for highly coveted fruit, small investments from a few folks who believed in them, and most importantly, the tutelage of Greg […]
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Lucky If Dick Shea Sells You Grapes! Shea Vineyard was first planted to wine grapes in the late 1980s. Today Shea Vineyard is a 200-acre property with 140 planted acres. 135 of these acres are planted to Pinot Noir vines and the balance is planted to Chardonnay. Roughly 25% of the Pinot Noir fruit […]
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Chateau Carignan “Prima” Re-Reviewed You know I for one can’t be swayed by trips to wineries and friendships when it comes to my opinionated reviews of a wine. I stayed in 2018 at Chateau Carignan with Wine Supplier French Libations in the top floor of that beautiful Chateau. They surprised us with Oysters from Arcachon, […]
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Irpinia Campi Taurasini Irpinia Campi Taurasini is a sub region of the Irpinia DOC of Central Campania in the South Of Italy. Aglianico (My Favorite Italian Grape Varietal) grapes are grown on the Campi Taurasi (the ‘Taurasian Fields’). In contrast the wider Irpinia DOC covers rosso, bianco, rosato, spumante and varietal wines made from any […]
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Yes, I understand clearly that everyone has a different palate when it comes to wine or food. Yes, I understand that everyone in today’s world has a smartphone with various apps. Yes, I understand that the most important review of a wine is YOURS!. I also understand that a doctor has a better shot at […]
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Tim And Nancy Of Fall Line Fall Line Winery is owned and operated by winemaker Tim Sorenson and his wife, Nancy Rivenburgh. Nancy is a professor of communication at the University of Washington. Tim retired from his ‘day job’ as an economics professor at Seattle University in 2011. “Academics is a great gig,” says Sorenson, […]
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From Etude To Oregon Tony Soter has demonstrated a genius in crafting award winning wine over his four decades of innovative winegrowing; A dedication and reverence to the purity and intrinsic nature of the craft; a mastery is revealed in his artful ability to allow the character of the place to resonate in the wines; […]
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Who Is Andrew Latta? Latta Wines was founded in 2011 by winemaker and owner Andrew Latta. It is the product of years of sweat equity. He was once one of us. He started at the bottom to arrive where he is now. He was born and raised in Kentucky, the restaurant world his path to […]
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