Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sunshine On A Cloudy Bay

When Captain Cook, on his 1770 voyage to New Zealand dubbed the inlet at the eastern end of the Wairau Valley, “Cloudy Bay,” he definitely got it wrong. Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in 1985 at the northern end of … Continue reading

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German Rieslings from the Mosel

I am a big fan of Germany’s white wines, particularly the wonderfully aromatic Riesling wines from the region that crawls along the Mosel River and its tributaries, the rivers Saar and Ruwer. These wines are produced in a variety of styles that … Continue reading

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The Diverse Wines of South Africa

There is a place on earth where two oceans collide and where New World wines meet with Old World standards. This tip of the world is known as South Africa, and it is home to some of the most diverse … Continue reading

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Argyle Makes Wines with Soles

Texas native Rollin Soles is not your average winemaker. After attending the University of California at Davis, where he earned his Masters of Science in Enology and Viticulture, he set his sights on producing wines in Oregon, well before the … Continue reading

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The Source is Where It’s At

I love this restaurant. I consider myself a knowledgeable foodie and a service snob and this place always rocks on both scales. From the moment you walk in, you know that this is a special place. There is just a … Continue reading

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