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Two For Eighty

We were recently invited out to celebrate a couple who were both turning eighty this year.  The party was hosted by their children and they had a full turnout of guests to enjoy the festivities.  495 more words


De Bortoli Bella Riva Sangiovese Rosé 2017

De Bortoli’s Bella Riva vineyard was planted by the family on the King River (predominantly to Italian varieties) in 1994. Winemaker is Steve Webber

De Bortoli, Bella Riva, Sangiovese, Rosé, King Valley, 2017… 101 more words

Tasting Notes

A Birthday at Vincenzo's

While we were in Louisville, we went out to celebrate our nephew’s girlfriend’s birthday and she was turning twenty-one.  I know for most it is a big celebration, but back in the day, I was never carded, so my birthday when I reached the age of majority was not a big deal, and in fact I had lucked out, even more so, because they had moved the age to eighteen and then back to twenty-one when I hit that age.  484 more words


Troon Montepulciano and Sangiovese 2016 - James Melendez

Troon is a special producer in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley specialsing in Italian, Rhône varieties, Zinfandel and Malbec.  Applegate Valley’s granitic soils and long summer hours of sunshine and heat index make for an ideal climate of the unique and special wines that Troon is producing. 233 more words


Italian Wine: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

A short post on the Decanter blog a few months back alerted me to the existence of The Wine Century Club where membership is based on having tasted a minimum of 100 different grape varieties. 201 more words

Food & Wine


A garnet brett-bomb churning dirty baby diaper and barnyard so hard into polished acidic fruit jammed up to the rafters with licorice and leather faded so perfectly, so euro, so un-slutty, so polished, a fading stain on the stone floor and yet it is exactly what it should be this moment: Rich fruit bogged down in all kinds of tertiary, lifted by zesty wonders and tempered with bitter tannin memories which can’t quite escape the sweet pie cherry. 143 more words


What We Have Been Drinking—4/30/18

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. 874 more words

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