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Parducci Deep Roots

Parducci Deep Roots

They’ve won an award you know; one celebrating their status as the “Greenest Winery in the US”. Dunno who decided this or who handed over theRead More

Bibendum Wine Sale

Bibendum Wine Sale

Bibendum Wine sale starts today and runs until the 14th February. They are to offer over 250 wines with 50% off the original price. For theRead More

Speed Tasting Sonoma

Speed Tasting Sonoma

It was all a bit mad really. Four wine makers, a duo of wines opened in front of them and us given just ten minutes toRead More

Wines of Virtue – Environmentally Friendly Vino

Wines of Virtue – Environmentally Friendly Vino

Does it really matter that a wine is bottled at the vineyard? Would it not be a huge environmental statement by the wine industry if allRead More

I Have Zinned Day – Bonterra Vineyards Zinfandel, 2007, Mendocino, California

I Have Zinned Day – Bonterra Vineyards Zinfandel, 2007, Mendocino, California

Zinfandel – an absolute age since I’ve slurped on one. Hardly needing an excuse of course but this months Wine Blogging Wednesday has the mighty redRead More

Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc, 2005, Napa Valley, California

Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc, 2005, Napa Valley, California

As many will know Fumé Blanc is the name invented by Mondavi to describe their Sauvignon Blanc’s that had undergone oak aging. While Sauvignon’s typical crispRead More

Mondavi Woodbridge Shiraz, 2006, California

Mondavi Woodbridge Shiraz, 2006, California

As I write I’m sipping a glass of Californian red – a Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 to be precise. It’s fairly typical of theRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Tusk ‘n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, California

Wine Tasting Note: Tusk ‘n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, California

Wine Tasting Note: Tusk ‘n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, CaliforniaAvailable from Waitrose for £9.99 What this wine has with Italy is anyones guess. This blend isRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay, 2005, California

Wine Tasting Note: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay, 2005, California

Interesting how winemakers identify specific characters in wines and how they blend different parcels together to unite the differing aspects. This Chardonnay for example combines estateRead More

Wine Tasting Note: La Crema Pinot Noir, 2005, Sonoma Coast, California

Wine Tasting Note: La Crema Pinot Noir, 2005, Sonoma Coast, California

Since 1979, La Crema has pioneered the cultivation of Burgundian varietals on the Sonoma coast. This cool coastal region’s boundary begins with a narrow strip atRead More

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