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Fifth Annual Pinot Days – Los Angeles

Fifth Annual Pinot Days – Los Angeles

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

I attended the Fifth Annual Pinot Days event on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles.  Pinot Days is the brain child of Steven and Lisa Rigisich, who first held an exhibition devoted to Pinot Noir in San Francisco about a decade ago.  Its formula is simple – put […]

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A Passion for Chardonnay – Wine Berserkers Liquid Farm Dinner and Tasting

A Passion for Chardonnay – Wine Berserkers Liquid Farm Dinner and Tasting

| November 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

Most people would never think about wine in terms of a personal journey of either the wine drinker or the producer and why would they? Many of the widely available wines commonly found in grocery and liquor stores are the product of large commercial businesses and are designed to satisfy the broadest cross-section of consumers. […]

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My Wine Epiphanies

| March 20, 2012

I was reading the message board at Wine Berserkers today and came across a thread that was discussing people’s wine epiphanies. I’ve always loved this subject so I began eagerly typing out my answer but as it grew in length I realized that this would be better off as a blog post, so here it […]

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Can A Bottle Possibly Be Worth $3,000?

Can A Bottle Possibly Be Worth $3,000?

| August 11, 2011

When in college, most of the parties I attended had two mouthwatering drink choices:  Keystone Light or bum wine.  For most 21 year olds, those aren’t usually unappetizing options—but by my third year of college, I had traveled to Napa and was seriously addicted to fine wine.  Or, at least, I was addicted to wine […]

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If you have to search for flavor in your wine, buy something else!

If you have to search for flavor in your wine, buy something else!

| July 7, 2011

If I’m going to write a blog about wines with flavor, I might as well start with a wine that dances across the tongue with the force of an Alvin Ailey composition, instead of a Petipa ballet who, by the way, trained in Bordeaux. So let’s go rummage in the cellar to find a wine […]

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VINE TALK Blind Tastes Sonoma Chardonnays: Peay, Ramey, Flowers, MacRostie, Schug, and La Follette

VINE TALK Blind Tastes Sonoma Chardonnays: Peay, Ramey, Flowers, MacRostie, Schug, and La Follette

| July 6, 2011

As a fan of blind tasting, I was intrigued when I stumbled across a television program promising not only a weekly exploration of a particular varietal from a specified geographic area but accompanying that overview with not one, but two blind tastings.  The program is called VINE TALK (the caps are theirs, not mine) and […]

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Happy 4th of July!  Skirt Steak, Seattle Weather, and 2007 Col Solare Cabernet

Happy 4th of July! Skirt Steak, Seattle Weather, and 2007 Col Solare Cabernet

| July 5, 2011

This sunny, warm Fourth of July could not have come at a better time for us here in Seattle. As a lifelong Seattleite we have become accustomed to the defending our city in rainy times to others by telling them that our summers are underrated and the rain isn’t as bad as they hear. This […]

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