French Bordeaux – Tasting Bottles of Wine With Retailer Total Wine

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Old World Wines Vs. New World Wines Tasting French Bordeaux Wine A good California bottle of wine is a thing to celebrate, a joy many in our country and the world covet. And while these pages are dedicated to California wine, when we received a Bordeaux wine tasting invitation from Total Wine we accepted with […]

Jessie’s Grove – Ancient Vine Zinfandel From Lodi

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Does Ancient Vine Grape Produce A Great Bottle of Wine? Many people believe an ancient grape vine produces fruit leading to a superior bottle of wine. If this is so, Lodi is a grape growing heaven of California wines with plants over 130 years old. The central valley of California has been the fruit and […]

California Central Coast Bottles of Wine

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California Bottles of Wine by Sans Liege Rhone Style Blending on the Central Coast A bottle of wine is comprised of earth, plant, weather and the winemaker’s knowledge and palate. In California there are myriads of variations of each giving us a bounty of wine. It’s what we call, ‘The Golden Age of California Wine.’ […]

Comparing 12 Cabernet Sauvignon Bottles of Wine

Looking For A Classic Cabernet Bottle of Wine Comparisons of good bottles of red wine tend to focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. As you know from our musings we enjoy bottles of red wine ranging from Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Noir to red blends. While Cabernet Sauvignon is not our preference in a bottle of wine, we […]

Bad Habits Developed While Holding A Bottle of Wine

Fourteen Bad Habits While Holding A Bottle of Wine When the Wall Street Journal dismissed wine columnists John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter several years back, many of us were unhappy, asking the question, where do we find bottle of wine recommendations now? Their replacements were a tag team, Lettie Teague and novelist Jay McInerney who […]

Bottles of Wine from Lodi – M2 Wines

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Lodi Zin, Gold Country Grape and Blends Bottles of Wine From M2 Wines Sitting down to a bottle of M2 wine and BBQ pork ribs, we sipped, wondering what that taste was, black licorice? We couldn’t nail the taste, but we knew the 2012 Clockstopper Red Wine from M2 had been a good choice on […]

Durst Winery – Lodi’s Newest Tasting Room

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Bottles of Ancient Vine Zinfandel Wine From Lodi’s Durst Winery Savoring a first sip from this California bottle of wine, we both looked at each other and said, “Amazingly smooth!” With its flowery, berry and chocolate feel, we savored this exquisite wine from Lodi, the center of our Zinfandel universe. Durst Winery produced this beauty, a […]