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Umpqua Valley Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a variety of Spanish wine grape that does very well in the Umpqua Valley. Southern Oregon is in about the same latitude as Spain, so this grape does well here. 30 more words



Summer is winding down, and so is our local farmers’ market. Apples and pears fill baskets of all sizes. The air is bathed with the singular smell of roasting chiles. 641 more words


Trader Joe's Grower's Reserve Merlot 2014

I picked this Merlot up on a very recent visit to my neighborhood Trader Joe’s.  Sometimes …

Other times “whatcha see” is an illusion, and what lies in store can be either a horrible shock or a pleasant surprise.  146 more words


Spellbound Napa Valley Petite Sirah Reserve 2008, California

My Rating 90 Points.

Price $20.
Deep ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, cola, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, pencil lead and peppercorn. 87 more words

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El Puntido, a unique mineral character.

The Puntido is one of the great references in Rioja, a wine that has in all vintages of a great national and international prestige. Marcos Eguren defines it as “The minerality of Tempranillo in a growing area limit”. 190 more words

Red Wine

Saturday Sipping - On Wine, #19, 2016

“Here’s a random factoid: I like cats. And here’s another: I like red wine.”

-Shannon Celebi

Replace “cats” with “dogs” and that factoid rings utterly true here! 60 more words



I’m grateful but feel like exploding.

I’ve thought about my amends and have decided to donate to victimsofcrime.org because it feel utmost appropriate.

I can’t start the donation processes quite yet due to such extreme indifference with my income. 77 more words