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  Our Story Wine Shop Wine Club Winemaking Blog The Tasting Room Faustini Winery at Ama Ristorante Join us at Ama Ristorante on October 14th for an amazing six course Dinner and Wine Pairing featuring Faustini Wines. This dinner will begin at 6:30pm, and is $125 per person. Reservations are required. Please call (732) 530-9760 […]

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                                               Meiomi Wines-Chardonnay-Santa Barbara County-Sonoma County-Monterey County-California-2013-13.8% Alcohol-$19.59-A nose of citrus and spice, medium golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white, with citrus, apple, some acidity and spice, was disappointed, found it just average.          NR          CR-85          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.                                                        Cramer Ranch Winery-Castlebank-Cabernet […]

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                                   Walla Faces-Fusion Red-Rick & Debbie-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Syrah-Walla Walla-Washington State-2008-14.5% Alcohol-$30.00-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with black cherry, jammy, herbs, licorice and spice on finish.          WS-86          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                                  Soc. […]

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Sine Qua Non Update

 

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Wine In The News

  California Grape Crush Sets New Record California posted another record winegrape crush in 2013, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service preliminary harvest report. The Golden State crushed 4.23 million tons of winegrapes from the 2013 vintage, up roughly 6% from 2012, which was also a record. Red wine grapes rose 5% to […]

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City Winery International Pairing Series

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                               The Prisoner Wine Company-Blindfold-Chardonnay-Roussanne-Viognier-Riesling-Semillon-Marsanne-Grenache Blanc-Napa-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A fantastic nose of bright citrus and spices, medium golden in color.  A full bodied kitchen sink white blend, with pineapple, honey, creamy apple, good acidity, long spiced finish.  A great summer wine, cool label.          RP-93          WS-89          CR-94          Good with seafood, salads, cheeses.          Two Cork Bonus.    […]

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                                                      Eagles Trace-Latitude 38-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Estate-Napa Valley-California-2006-14.4% Alcohol-$36.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full boded Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, a solid wine, give it a good decant.           NR           CR-90           Good with steak, chicken, pasta. One Cork Bonus. […]

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                                        Kenwood Vineyards-Zinfandel-Jack London Vineyard-Sonoma Valley-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied single vineyard Zin with raspberries, cherry, with some pepper spices, was a bit disappointed, was good but expected more after the WE review.           WS-88           WE-90           CR-88           Good with ribs, chicken and pasta […]

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Yates Family Vineyard Annual Harvest Party

  Come Join Our Family… To Celebrate the Upcoming Harvest! It must be time again for the Annual Harvest Party, as the grapes are turning purple! We are gearing up for another unforgettable evening with plenty of food, wine, and great people. Saturday, September 6, 2014 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Yates Family Vineyard 4723 […]

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                Bridlewood Estate Winery-Blend 175-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Zinfandel-Central Coast-California-2011-13.0% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, Asian spices, an easy drinker.          WE-82          CR-86           Good as cooking wine.                      Fairbanks Cellars-Port-Modesto-California-NV-18.0% Alcohol-$7.00-A nose of some fruit, light garnet in […]

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