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 […]

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 […]

1,000 Bottles of Wine – All in One Room

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Where is That Buttery Chardonnay? A Thousand Bottles of Wine to Taste – Walking into a wine tasting room with 111 wine distributors, and thousands of bottles of wine, can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Wines from Europe, Washington State, bottles of wine from South Africa, and untold numbers from California were available to […]

To Aerate A Bottle of Wine? That is the Question

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Some say aerating a bottle of wine is to simply uncork a bottle and let it breathe for 10 minutes. Some prefer to decant their bottle into a crystal carafe for aerating.  This last week we observed a picture of a sommelier using a suction tube decanting a 4 liter bottle of wine into a […]

Orange County Bottle of Wine – In Our Backyard

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Can you find a bottle of wine by a vintner skilled at making good vino from disparate places like Temecula, Lodi and California’s central coast?  We found that vintner, right in our backyard, that can blend great bottles of wine from dissimilar grapes. And, he’s here in Orange County. Orange Coast Cellars is related to […]

Salinas Valley’s Bottle of Wine – Monterey’s Scheid Vineyards

As spring approaches, so do bottle of wine deliveries. Three club deliveries arrived in the last week, Denner, Scheid and Hahn. Scheid Vineyards is in Monterey County, sheltered on the leeward side of the Santa Lucia Range of mountains. It’s part of the Salinas Valley, one of California’s golden spots for farming.  They have vineyards stretching […]

Bottle of Wine From Laguna Canyon Winery

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Finding a good bottle of wine from Southern California can be a challenge for those who enjoy the softness of cooler climate wines like Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Sonoma and Lake County. Our warmer weather produces a different grape for winemakers. So we’ve been visiting with some of the locals to find some interesting regional […]