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Happy New Year! A brief look back at wine in 2009. Cheers to all and Happy New Year! This year, if anything was for sure, was that time went by with the blink of an eye and the dawn of 2010 is upon us. 2009 was, well, an interesting year to say... (more...)

2006 Vina Cobos Malbec, Bramare $35-40 Lujan de Cuyo Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo Yet another reason why I love Vina Cobos‘ Malbec wines! In fact, I feel the same way about most of their other wines too. We had the 2007 Felino Chardonnay... (more...)

Recent Wines from Paul Hobbs Many of you who have read my blog from the early days know I am a huge fan of Paul Hobbs’ wines. Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to taste a few of the new 2006 and 2007 vintage wines and as usual... (more...)

Wine Notes and BEER! Just a quick update on a wine from my favorite wine maker and a new example of a style of beer that is new to the market from about as big a producer as you can find. First, the wine of course. Paul Hobbs Russian River Chardonnay... (more...)

Hello fellow readers, it’s been over a month and I apologize for not keeping up to date with The Wine Forum. Between work and life, I have been pretty occupied of late. Thus, my wine experiences have been filtered down to just bottles of wine with... (more...)

Auctioning, 1997 Cakebread Cabernet and Lisa’s Lamb This weekend I was looking forward to Sunday dinner. It was Lisa’s turn and she was making her outstanding rack of lamb. Syrah is the traditional pairing for lamb, but by no means... (more...)

Great Summer Red Wine – Cotes du RhoneContinuing to bring you value selections of interesting and wines with personality, it is overdue that I post a blog on one of my favorite every day style wines – Cotes du Rhone.Being a versatile wine,... (more...)

2004 Hyde De Villaine Syrah HDV (Carneros, Napa Valley) I have been drinking a lot of Syrah lately and here is another one I have had on deck for a while. We drank the 2004 HDV Syrah last evening with some Berkshire pork chops that were quite delicious!... (more...)

Blind Tasting and Wine Dinner (of the Year?) What makes a great wine dinner besides great wine and food? Great company, no need to drive, and lots of great wine and food! Maybe even awesome wines? Certainly! A few weeks back a friend and his wife generously... (more...)

Barrel 272006Central Coast“Right Hand Man”Syrah “Power to the (Wine) People” Something we can all agree with these days, I’ll start this blog out with this Barrel 27‘s “Mission Statement”: “We work. We work hard to make... (more...)

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