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29 February, 2016

Scotto Cellars Heavyweight Wine

Scotto Cellars Heavyweight Wine
Comments : 5 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Scotto Cellars is a family-owned winemaking company based in California with vineyards in Amador County, Lodi, and Napa Valley. I received sample bottles of two wines in their Heavyweight line: the petite sirah and the cabernet sauvignon, both sourced from the greater Central Valley. Obligatory disclaimer: Sample means these wines were free to me, but
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5 February, 2016

Mauricio Lorca’s Angel’s Reserve Torrontes 2015

Mauricio Lorca’s Angel’s Reserve Torrontes 2015
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

Mauricio Lorca’s Angel’s Reserve Torrontes 2015 La Rioja, Argentina Wine Review: Brine sneaks into the clam chowder in this glass. The intense acidity makes me contemplate inserting sizzling grasslands into my next fantasy story. As the wine settles, cream comes in, making that chowder New Jersey in style, with enough vegetal taste to account for
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25 January, 2016

The 2016 Chardonnay Symposium — Last Week for Early Bird Pricing!

The 2016 Chardonnay Symposium — Last Week for Early Bird Pricing!
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

I was shocked this last August, while at the Wine Bloggers Conference, to learn that chardonnay is still the most popular wine grape in the United States. Indeed, it is the most planted grape in California, at just under 98,000 acres. Why the shock? Chardonnay is often disdained among wine circles for the heavy oak associated
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15 December, 2015

Today until 6 PST, Help Fund One Good Day through a Virtual Silent Auction!

Today until 6 PST, Help Fund One Good Day through a Virtual Silent Auction!
Posted in : Announcements, Beer, Wine, Sake on by : The Gourmez

Wine lover looking for a reason to feel great about drinking? Today is your lucky day! One Good Day is a not-for-profit with an impressive mission founded by an enterprising and giving man. In a nutshell, the organization exists to give low-income individuals diagnosed with terminal cancer micro-grants so they have the chance to partake in one
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6 November, 2015

New Localwise Post: Behind the Brick Walls of Oakland’s New Mixed-Use Development – The Hive!

New Localwise Post: Behind the Brick Walls of Oakland’s New Mixed-Use Development – The Hive!
Posted in : Announcements, Bars in the Bay Area, CA, Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Coffee in Oakland, CA, Dining in Oakland, CA, Publication News, Restaurants, Writing on by : The Gourmez

Darling readers, I neglected to inform you that I had a new Localwise post go up a couple of weeks ago! I guess that’s what happens when you’re traveling the majority of October…oops. This one is all about the retail businesses now opened and opening soon at Oakland’s newest redesigned city block, the Hive. I
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