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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                              Burgess Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Malbec- Napa Valley-California-2005-14.4% Alcohol-$21.99-A nose of dark fruit and tobacco, dark purple in color.   A full bodied Bordeaux style Cabernet, with black currants, tobacco, herbs, and chocolate on finish, a solid effort from a winery with a long history.           WS-87           WE-90           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          […]

Yates Family Vineyard Earthquake Update

  Hello Family and Friends, Thank you for all your notes and phone calls after the earthquake that shocked Napa Valley early Sunday morning. We are all doing good, just working on the clean up and assessing the damage. Don’t you worry, it didn’t shake enough to lose any berries off the vines, 2014 vintage […]

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Cameron Hughes Earthquake Update

  Dear Friends, Many thanks to all of you for your outpouring of concern and sympathy for us and others affected by the quake in Napa. Luckily, no one in our organization was hurt. It appears that overall injuries were fairly superficial—the timing of the quake no doubt saved many lives. We have inspected one […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                           Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2009-14.7% Alcohol-$37.00-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied, delicious Merlot, yes it’s a Merlot, 100%, cassis, raspberry, velvet favors, mocha, a very long finish.          NR           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                             […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Zanzibar Cellars-Casima-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Sangiovese-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2008-14.8% Alcohol-$15.82-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red blend with black cherry, tar and herbs with a spicy long finish, very good QPR, and a cool label.           WS-88           CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                                     Bodega […]

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Sip For The Sea NYC Wine Event

  Participating Restaurants include: ESCA, Felidia, The Lambs Club, Rouge Tomate, The Stanton Social, Tavern on the Green, Tolani, and many more!

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Fantesca Estate & Winery Hands On Harvest

  Do you want to get your hands dirty? Fantesca Estate & Winery is now accepting reservations for Hands on Harvest. This year it will be Saturday, October 4th, 2014. Hands on Harvest offers wine aficionados and budding vintners a chance to experience the magic of harvest for a day-without having to quit their day […]

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Loring Wine Company Fall Release

  Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!) We’ve been very lucky to have had two consecutive amazing vintages here in California. And it might be hard to believe, but 2013 is even better than 2012. I know, I know – you’re all tired of me saying how good the 2012s are, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                      Linne Calodo Cellars-Sticks And Stones-Grenache-Mourvedre-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2009-15.3% Alcohol-$65.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A bold full bodied GSM, with raspberry, cherry liquor, cola and spices, long finish, as always with all LC wines a great blend.  Has years of life left.          RP-92          WS-91          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                       Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Liandra-Syrah-Clarendon-Australia-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$33.33-A nose of bold dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied controlled fruit bomb, with candied plum, kirsch, blackberry, blueberry, layers of fruit and spice with a long finish.   A delicious wine.           RP-92+           WS-93           WE-92           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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French Wine Society School

    present: FRENCH WINE SCHOLAR Study & Certification Program Starts Sept. 8th in NYC Join the 2014 French Wine Scholar study and certification program at the Westchester Wine School, an FWS Approved Program Provider WHEN 12 class sessions taking place on mondays: Sept. 8, 15, 29; Oct. 6, 20, 27; Nov. 3; Dec. 1, […]

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