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Bottle of Wine

Erin & Bill high above the Salinas Valley at the Hahn Winery in Monterey County.

After meeting each other while working at Busch Gardens in Van Nuys, California, and growing to enjoy all types of beer, Bill Hodge & Erin O’Neill finally found wine they not only could drink, but enjoy, when they tasted a bottle of Michaelangelo’s Chianti at a restaurant. Over time they discovered the joys of California wine, upon which these articles are focused. As they share with you, please share your wine adventures with them as they explore all of the California Bottles of Wine. You may contact them at 714-612-0994 or send an email via the form below.

Some notes on our wine ranking system. Everyone’s palate is different, and some wines will sing for us, but not sing for you, and vice versa. We use this system to identify wines we enjoy.

– -✰  means -What’s next on your list of wines
-✰  means -Not liking it too much
✰ means  -We’ll drink this wine, expecially if it’s hosted!
✰+ means -You’ve got our attention and we might buy this wine.
✰+ + means -We’re hooked and we’re going to buy this wine.
When you see -✰/✰+  with a slash, it means we disagree.

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