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Bill Zacharkiw: How to tell a Chianti from a Rioja. Both are classic

Recently, I did a blind tasting of the wines I have on hand from two classic regions: Chianti and Rioja. My goal was not only to find the best wines, but to see how easy, or hard, it would be to pick out which was which. 1,578 more words


October Wine Theme: Tuscany

Tuscany is a wine area of Italy full of associations for an English wine drinker. A host of famous Denominazione, together with the coining (in the 80s) of the… 760 more words


Carryout Pizza

I was having a relaxing day working on my blog and a bunch of small projects that I can get into on occasion. The only thing better than writing about wines is enjoying wines, but the day had been dry. 527 more words


A Perfect Evening With Peter White and Richard Elliot at Thornton Winery

This is one of those stories better told with pictures than words, because the story is about wonderful instrumental music.

Specifically, it’s about wonderful instrumental music at the… 269 more words

Editor's Journal

All In: 2016 harvest has been good

The last big push of harvest saw us pressing Mission Hills Vineyard Sangiovese, not a small amount of wine, to tanks and bringing in the last of our fruit: Mission Hills Vineyard Barbera and… 295 more words

Wine Making

Alexander Valley - Seeking Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah Bottles of Wine

From Rhone Style to Dry Italians

To California New World Bottles of Wine

From the Rhone Valley to Italy and all the way back to the New World wines of California, our recent trip through Alexander Valley  enabled us to sample bottles of wine from three very different perspectives. 678 more words


A Plentiful Harvest

So, I know I mentioned that I would be making sorbet this week, buuuuuuuut I had to opportunity to go to Balistreri Vineyards Harvest Party this last weekend and I just have to blog about it!!! 903 more words