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Livermore Valley Wine Enters The Spotlight

When you ask San Francisco Bay Area residents about Livermore, you’ll get two responses frequently: it’s hot and there are windmills. Except in Livermore those famous windmills are really the Altamont Pass Wind Farm. Although somewhat [...]

Right Banks of the World: Compared to St Émilion

Right-Banks of the World: comparing Saint-Émilion vs other regions making similar styled blends. A bold idea I was told by colleagues, especially as we would be tasting the wines blind, but an educated palate would be able to [...]

Bordeaux in Three Minutes

What is Bordeaux? It's one of the largest and most famous wine regions in the world. More precisely, it's in southwest France on the Atlantic coast and extends inland along the Gironde river. Its also [...]

Desert Hills, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA

I’m a sucker for a “feel-good” kind of story. Like three brothers who move in the mid ’80s to British Columbia from India and start working the new family farm… [...]

Schug Winery; 1996 Heritage Reserve Cab

http://www.schugwinery.com/ In 1976 California was celebrating victory at “The Judgement of Paris”.  Their wines took first place not only for white wine, but also for red in a blind tasting; paneled by some of the greatest [...]

2000 Bordeaux Tasting

The Wine Tasting Circle of Vancouver Vancouver in August can be a garden of riches; the surf rolling gently into Spanish Banks, the warm glow of fading sunlight bathing West Vancouver in the evening, and of [...]

Veranda Beach Cellars, Washington State

Veranda Beach Cellars, Washington State http://www.verandabeach.com/ Jim Hammond, developer and principal behind the concept of Veranda Beach, Oroville, Washington, remembers growing up on the great plains of Saskatchewan. Specifically, he reminisces on those eternal Summer evenings [...]