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Visiting & Tasting Paso Robles, Part II: The Wineries

Continuing with Part II of our Visiting & Tasting Paso Robles series, The Wineries: Outside of Saxum and Tablas Creek, few Paso Robles’ wineries will be commonly known among wine circles. It’s still a region of [...]

On Finding Wine in Beijing, Shanghai, HK and Singapore

Wine certainly wasn’t the driving force of my trip this past summer to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Food? Yes, definitely a big part with visions of laksa, won ton noodle soup, and Shaanxi [...]

Anciano Tempranillo, Valdepenas, Spain

http://www.ancianowine.com/   Valdepenas, Spain; known to locals as the Val-de-penas or “The Valley of Rocks”. The imagery isn’t particularly hospitable. But then, this region has never been gentle… to people or to vines. Surrounded by the better known, and [...]

COS di Vittoria, Organic/Bio-dynamic Wines, Sicily

www.CosVittoria.it The first time I tasted the COS Vittoria wines, it was at a very large, very loud, very crowded industry-event. Hundreds upon hundreds of purchasers, sommeliers, writers, winemakers, merchants, etc were (by their nature) hawking their wares, [...]

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 [...]