Southern Rhone, Great Value!

Great Under $15 Wine Value Purchase after purchase plus availability in all areas of the world, I believe the wines of the Southern Rhone are still offering the best bang for the buck no matter where you purchase your wines from. In that Under $15 price range, in the surrounding areas of Chateauneuf Du Pape […]

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Carmenere Has To Be Done Right!

Houses Of The Forest! Houses of the Forest in Spanish is Casas Del Bosque. I have reviewed their other wines but never their Carmenere. Family owned winery Casas del Bosque was founded in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari. The son of an Italian immigrant, he had always dreamed of having his own vineyard and chanced […]

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It’s Willamette DAMN-IT!!

  Washington State Syrah…NOPE! Washingon State Anything….NOPE! Greek Wines…NOPE! Roero Arneis.. NOPE! Pinotage , South Africa….NOPE! FINALLY…after years and years and years of marketing and focusing on any grape that starts with the word Pinot…as in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc… Oregon…YES!!!!! Even though I personally and others have been preaching the gospel for […]

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Boomtown Trying To Please Everyone!!

Dusted Valley’s Second Label In 2003, Wisconsin natives Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel left the comforts of their corporate jobs to move to Walla Walla and fulfill their dream of crafting world-class wine. Combining Washington State grapes with their rough and tumble know-how and a sizeable piece of their souls, the family created Dusted Valley […]

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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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Rosé Made In The USA!

Happy July 4th. You know how I feel about “Rosé Season” There shouldn’t be one! Drink Pink all year. 99% of consumers ask for Rosés from Provence in the South of France. I think on America’s Independence Day, July 4th should be all about Patriotism. Of course California and New York and many other states […]

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Take a “Wine-Cation”

  It’s been many years but it’s time for me to take a vacation. As much as i speak about the fine wines of Washington State, I have never been there. I decided it was about time!. I will have lots to blog about when I return. Of course you can follow my adventures on […]

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Warmer Weather.. Get Chile!

  There are a handful of countries or wine producing regions that consumers think of in a negative way as low end wine. Australia, Greece, New York State, South Africa, and Sadly, Chile. Somehow, consumers believe Chile is the  home of large format table wines and lower end bulk wines. That couldn’t be further from […]

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