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2014 Halos de Jupiter, Cotes du Rhone

Your Everyday Drinking Wine

I’m at Total Wines to pick-up a bottle of wine for a friend. My radar goes off and I spot a wine tasting. 240 more words


Crux, an Emerging Sonoma Star

One of my favorite magazines, Sunset, recently announced that October is Sonoma County Wine Month. I love Sonoma and personally could celebrate it every month. 1,012 more words


Santa Barbara Shades of France

Deep purple ruby with tiny pink edges.  An effusive floral funk attacks you–all funk and cellar-floor, rife with dirty baby diaper and earthiness quite unlike any Ballard Canyon Syrah you have had.   236 more words


France - Sketches

Another collection of my sketches, mostly using pen, ink and wash with a few in pencil.   This time all are based on my various tours of France over the past 20 years.   77 more words


Tahbilk Viognier 2016

Not quite as famous as their Marsanne, this Northern Rhone variety was planted on the estate in 1990.

Tahbilk,Viognier, Nagambie Lakes, 2016

Expressively floral: light rosewater and pretty apricot flesh, balanced by chalk and cinnamon-topped apple pie. 64 more words

Tasting Notes

Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Circa 2013

If you are a regular reader/drinker here at Thinking & Drinking, you know that I prefer Reds over whites. During the summer sabbatical that I took from the blog I made it a point to drink more whites. 260 more words

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