Van Duzer Pinot Is A Doozy!!

Owners Carl And Marilynn Thoma In his youth he learned to love agriculture from his family’s cattle ranch in California. In his adulthood, Carl got his degree in agricultural economic in Oklahoma and became a equity fund manager. Marilynn got her B.S. degree as well in Oklahoma and a MBA at Stanford.  A love of […]

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Aryn Morell…My New Hero!!

Who Is Aryn Morell? I  Surely Know Now! I Must admit as much as I am Captain Washington, Aryn Morell wasn’t in my wheelhouse until this review. Aryn Morell is originally from Western Washington and was a top golfer growing up. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), for their golf program and […]

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Italy: Wines For Every Palate

  As soon as I suggest to a consumer retail or in Restaurants, Italian Wine, they hold their hands up and say they don’t like Chianti and they hate Pinot Grigio. I need you to be a little more open minded because in my professional opinion, no other country that produces wine has something for […]

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May I Have The Envelope Please?

  The Oscars and Emmys is way too long. Every once in awhile I like to put together The “Larrys” awards. A good handful of my favorite wines that I recommend in several different categories. There are some dark horse nominees that won this time but I think this is a good guide for my […]

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The “Mercurey Is Rising In Burgundy

A Unique Area Of Burgundy, Mecurey In 2011, Benoît Eschard, an “Arts & Métiers” engineering graduate, decided to take over Domaine Jeannin-Naltet in Mercurey, from his uncle who was looking for a successor.Benoît’s motivation for taking it over was a more personal one. He was taking on, not just a family heritage, but a vineyard, […]

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