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2005 – Chateau Puy Arnaud Maureze

Drinkable Value Bordeaux Exists?  Yes! 2005 – Chateau Puy Arnaud Maureze Tonight I opened one of the best Bordeaux I have ever tasted that cost less than $20.  A really exciting Bordeaux priced under $20 is kind of like the Loch... (more...)

Campania Wine Travels: A day in the Italian countryside

Campania Wine Travels A day in the Italian countryside featuring wines from  Taurasi, Avellino and Greco di Tufo  July 25, 2012      The night before this adventure into the Campania wine regions, I was reading up... (more...)

Tasting with Luc Morlet at Morlet Family Vineyards

Morlet Family Vineyards A Grand Tasting of Exceptional Wines with Luc Morlet May 28, 2012       One of the last tasting appointments on our vacation was with Luc Morlet of Morlet Family Vineyards in St. Helena early on Monday... (more...)

“The Vineyardist”

“The Vineyardist” Diamond Mountain Napa Valley May 28, 2012      While researching our trip to Napa, I came across a new wine made by Mark Herold, who made wines in the late 90’s and early 00’s that garnered... (more...)

Crocker & Starr

Crocker & Starr “2 Years in the Making” St. Helena, Napa Valley May 25, 2012      A few years ago I had visited Napa on a whim and in a flurry booked the few appointments that I could muster. Crocker & Starr... (more...)

Napa Valley & Sonoma 2012

Napa Valley &Sebastopol (Sonoma) May 23-28, 2012      During our recent trip to Napa Valley (and one day in Sonoma), we met with some of the best producers of fine wine in Sonoma and the Napa Valley. We met with some old... (more...)

Adventures in Aquitaine “A day of adventure from the French Atlantic coast in the west to Saint-Emilion in the east “Aquitaine:  The ancient name for a region in France that includes Bordeaux within its regional outline.  It is a fascinating... (more...)