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Rhone Rangers 19th Annual Grand Tasting 2016

The Rhone Rangers annual Grand Tasting that just took place was the 19th iteration of the event.  Judging from the turnout of wineries, wines, and guests, I would say there will be many more.  879 more words

Old Vine

Cline Family Cellars Ancient Vines Mourvèdre 2015

In the 1980s when Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay dominated the field of California wine, a rebel band of vintners formed an informal group to promote the use of grape varieties from the Rhône Valley, France, and dubbed themselves the Rhône Rangers. 392 more words


What We Have Been Drinking—4/17/17

Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife.  Here are some of the wines we tasted over the past few weeks. 729 more words


Tiramisu Wine! A Review of Lucca Mourvedre 2012

Sometimes, spontaneous is the best. Hidden gems and delightful surprises await when you go with the flow and live in the moment. Planning is nice, but being adventurous and open to whatever comes along is exciting and rewarding! 480 more words


Shingleback Haycutters Salmon Rosé 2016

Salmon pink in colour. Not made from salmons. Has picked up a swag of medals and awards, including trophy for Best Rose at the 2016 Sydney Royal Wine Show. 78 more words

Tasting Notes

Mas Coutelou 2016

Version francaise

It was a year of difficulties as I have reported on here many times. From a virtually arid winter and spring to a chilly early summer and then a very hot summer the vines had a struggle to cope with the bizarre climate. 681 more words



This being Lent, it has been a rather dry period around here, as one of us gave up wine. I have also been working on the project that was stopped in the initial stages during my week of hell, and now the whole house is a mess, but soon the remodeling will be done, it has to be done by Easter, as everyone is coming here for dinner. 390 more words