Category Archives: Podcasts

Any Port In A Storm

Last Week’s Snowstorm gave a new meaning to the old adage, “Any Port in a storm.” Well, not exactly a port of call. More like a Port wine. CLICK HERE to LISTEN to this week’s Wine of the Week segment … Continue reading

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The Wines of Mount Veeder and Franciscan Estate

Jay Turnipseed is a man with two mistresses. Fortunately, they both seem to get along! Even more fortunately, they are two of the most popular wineries in Napa Valley; Franciscan Estate and Mount Veeder Winery, and luckily for Jay, their … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Drink What You Like – and more

Where did 2015 year go? Somehow, in the last twelve months, I have managed to gain weight, lose hair, pay tuition (times three), win dares, lose bets, find peace and lose my mind. All of this while tasting over a … Continue reading

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The Wines of Numanthia

The Bodega Numanthia estate lies near the small village of Valdefinjas, in the province of Zamora in the Toro region of Spain. The estate was founded in 1998 by the Eguren family, who hail from the Rioja region. From the … Continue reading

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When Friends Make Wine

From time-to-time, some of those friends end up making wine, and some winemakers become good friends. Inevitably, some of those friends will ask me to “review” their wines. Occasionally, it can lead to awkward moments of silence. After all, how … Continue reading

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Champagne for the Holidays

Americans just don’t drink enough Champagne, which is why I love this time of year. It gives me an excuse to shout (or write) all about the wonderful versatility that Champagne has to offer. American humorist and writer put it … Continue reading

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Wine Gadgets For The Wine Lover

The holiday season can put a lot of pressure on friends and loved ones who are trying to find the perfect gift for the wine lover in their life. Buying a bottle or two of wine is always a dicey … Continue reading

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Passport to Wine Country: Sonoma Valley, Part One

Last week, we took a quick spin through Napa Valley. This week, we continue our Passport to Wine series with a visit to Napa Valley’s Big Brother to the west, Sonoma County. I say “big” because Sonoma is about 75% … Continue reading

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Passport to Wine Country: Napa Valley

Many wine consumers have turned to Wine-Themed destination travel over the last several years. According to The Wine Institute, a California based government relations association that represents wineries and wine-related businesses, 20.7 million tourists visited California wine regions in 2013, … Continue reading

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Value in Winery Direct Wines

Last week, I wrote an online column recommending wine pairings for Thanksgiving. Many of my well-thought out wine recommendations were in the $15 per bottle price range. However, after reading some of the online comments, I came to two conclusions; … Continue reading

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