Monthly Archives: June 2012

RECOMMENDED: Camino Del Inca 2011 Torrontés, Argentina, 13.5% ABV, $15 SRP.

If you’re looking for a refreshing yet serious white wine that’s way off the beaten path, this is it. If I had to personify this wine, I would liken it to Kevin Kline in “French Kiss.” It’s really edgy, I’m … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED: Two off-dry summer white wines: The White Knight 2010 Moscato (50% Muscat of Alexandria, 27% Muscat Canelli, 20% Pinot Grigio, 3% Orange Muscat), California, 11.5% ABV, $9.89 ($12.99 SRP). AND The White Knight 2010 Riesling, Lake County, 13.3% ABV, $12.99 SRP

Life is cyclical. Back in 1977 the talk of the day was the coming Ice Age. Today, it’s global warming. Here’s another cycle: dry and sweet wines in America. Prohibition ended in 1933, after a 14-year dry spell that extinguished … Continue reading

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Oh, MY. The good ol’ days of Boone’s Farm, flugelhorns, and cornets …

In the “long but worth it” category, please click on the link to read the entire post. Pretty funny! http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2012/01/10_hilarious_commercials_for_t.php     In Share this:PrintEmailDiggFacebookShareStumbleUponReddit

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A flight of Chamisal wines: “A Taste of Summer” new releases. Online with the winemakers, TasteLive.com, May 24, 2012.

The soft, lovely name Chamisal, pronounced “Shah-mih-sahl,” comes from the ubiquitous shrub, chamise chapparal (chamisal), that grows prolifically and up to 12-feet tall in their area. The first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley appellation (between San Francisco and Los … Continue reading

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A bounty of 2011 rosé: The San Francisco Chronicle recommends

This is an interesting shopping list/summer project!Out of 100 roses tried, 30 made their “Recommended” list. Most cost less than $20. The San Francisco Chronicle’s list of 2011 rosés. Written by Jon Bonné. Panelists: Jon Bonné, Chronicle wine editor; Wayne … Continue reading

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