Monthly Archives: June 2012

American Sparklers for Fourth of July

While France may know a thing or two about Champagne, the good ol’ U S of A produces some of the best sparkling wines for the money in the world. So, I thought with the Fourth of July just around … Continue reading

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She Said/He Said Advice on Summer Sippers

Summer is here and the debate about which wine to tame the high temperatures with is a constant source of heat in our household. She likes white wines that are crisp and dry, he prefers wines that are off-dry and … Continue reading

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Beer-A-Palooza: The Savor Craft Beer Experience

Back in Black, Interlude, Corruption, Breakaway, Noble Rot, Kismet Saison, Kalifornia Kolsch, Total Domination, Rahr’s Ugly Pug, Good Samaritan, Raisin Apollo, Grumpy Monk, Velvet Rooster, DumpsterDog, Troegenator, Gilgamesh, and Razor Wit. Great names for rock bands? Maybe. But these are … Continue reading

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The Broken Record in San Francisco – Sets a High Bar For Dives

I was recently in San Francisco for the International Wine Competition and I wanted to try something a little off the beaten path fro dinner. My wife suggested that I try The Broken Record (she had recently seen it featured on an … Continue reading

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White Wine Tour of Italy – The Vine Gal

This week, the Vine Gal blissfully sips her way through the northern end of Italy on a white wine tour. From Pinot Grigio to Sauvignon Blanc, the broad assortment of whites gives consumers the luxury of selecting wines that pair with a … Continue reading

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Red Wine Tour of Italy

I have a difficult time keeping Italian wine regions and their varietals straight. Part of the reason for my confusion is the labyrinth of vineyard designations and the complex regulatory governance that defines and enforces the various levels of quality … Continue reading

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