Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spring Clean Your Palate when Pinot Comes to Washington, DC

Oregon’s Willamette Valley – blessed with fertile soil, gentle microclimates and natural boundaries – has a magical recipe for making world-class Pinot Noir. The warm summer days, tempered by the cooler evenings, thanks to three openings in the Coast Range which bring cool air … Continue reading

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The First Seed Wines of San Luis Obispo

What is a proud parent to do when his son’s college makes it to the NCAA Basketball Tournament for the first time? Why, invoke the “Personal Choice” right-of-wine statute, of course! Good thing that this particular child chose an institution … Continue reading

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Pairing Wine with Girl Scout Cookies

My Dear Wine Friends – I recently did something that no self-respecting wine enthusiast should ever do… I paired wines – good wines – with Girl Scout Cookies on live TV! I suppose that it’s a good thing that I am … Continue reading

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The Value-Delicious White Wines of Vinho Verde

On a recent trip to the beautiful Vinho Verde region of Portugal, I learned that there is a lot more to the white wines of this renowned appellation. I discovered that in addition to the rolling green hills, fantastic food and … Continue reading

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