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Domaine De La Janasse-Terre d’ Argile-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cotes Du Rhone Villages-France-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied GSM, with plum, raspberry, licorice and spice on a bit uneven finish.          RP-89          WS-87          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                            Joseph Carr-Josh-Sauvignon Blanc-North Coast-California-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of citrus […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

NEW ON OUR BLOG ! PODCAST |  Pascaline LEPELTIER, MS, MOF on the Loire, MOF, Pét-Nats & so much more… Pascaline Lepeltier is the first & only woman both Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) sommelier & Best Sommelier in France 2018! Interviewed by Valérie CARUSO She talks about the honor of winning the MOF competition,Pét-Nats, […]

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                      Domaine Paul Autard-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault-Mourvedre-Muscardin-Counoise-Vaucluse-France-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$32.99-A nose of come cherry and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Red Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, dust and spice on finish.  A  bit past it’s peak, drink now.          RP-90          WS-93          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                           Michael and David Philips-7 Deadly Zins-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2016-15.0% […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

LOIRE MASTER-LEVEL PROGRAM Launches September 23rd, 2019 ! Loire Valley Wines Study & Certification Program Dive into one of the most diverse wine regions in the world through this in-depth certificate program designed for the wine trade & all committed students of wine Study under lead-instructor Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, MOF, Loire valley expert & advocate […]

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                            Linne Calodo Cellars-Sticks And Stones-Grenache-Mourvedre-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2012-15.8% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A bold and smooth full bodied Rhone blend, with raspberry, cherry liquor, cola and spices, long finish, as always with all  LC wines a great blend.                 RP-95             WS-90          CR-91              Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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Bordeaux Wine Experience

A fun Masterclass on Grand Cru tasting kicks off our Bordeaux Wine Tours A Personal Note From Ronald, We are right in the middle of our Spring Bordeaux Wine Tours and I just wanted to share with you the great fun we’re having. And more importantly: our guest are having a ball as well. We […]

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                             Chateau La Bastide-Corbieres-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-France-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with cassis, plum, spice on finish, pizza wine.          RP-85          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                              Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 652-Petite Sirah-Red Hills-Lake County-California-2016-15.4% Alcohol-$12.75-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, […]

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Linne Calodo Cellars-Rising Tides-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2012-15.3% Alcohol-$60.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full-bodied Rhone blend, with flavors of blueberry, black raspberry, and cassis, finishes with licorice and herbs and spices. In a good drinking zone.  Linne Calodo is a great place to visit if in the Central Coast area.           RP-95          […]

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Bordeaux Wine Experience Update

Would you like to experience the real France, while sipping Grand Cru Bordeaux Wines and savoring excellent meals on your next vacation? Look no further. Our Bordeaux Wine Experiences are designed to offer you all that and much more. With us you’ll experience Bordeaux like an insider and you’ll be welcomed like a long-loved friend. […]

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                                   Havens Wine Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blueberry, cassis, some chocolate and spice, needs a good decant.          RP-90          WE-86          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Famille Vermeersch-LePlan-Suze-La-Rousse RS-Cotes-Du Rhone Villages-France-2017-$20.00-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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