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3 April, 2015

Akiyoshi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Akiyoshi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, NakedWines.Com, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Akiyoshi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Clarksburg, CA David Akiyoshi is one of NakedWines.Com’s go-to winemakers in California. So far, I’ve tried his 2013 Sangiovese Rosé, and it placed firmly in my second-best grouping, the Avocados. That’s a 69/100 on the Quini scale. All that means is I expect a pretty good, though probably not exceptional, wine
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17 March, 2015

Bandit Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Bandit Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Bandit Wines Cabernet Sauvignon California Bandit Wines is a boxed wine company that you can find on Safeway’s lowest shelf. I haven’t had much boxed wine in my life. But when I tap into the foodie party line, I hear from craft enthusiasts that beer in a can has no metallic aftertaste and that boxed
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20 November, 2014

The Great San Francisco Mac and Cheese Throwdown

Comments : 2 Posted in : Events on by : The Gourmez
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When four, count ’em four, friends contacted me this week to make sure I was aware of this event, I realized I’d made a bit of a mac-and-cheese-tasting reputation for myself. This throwdown comes your way through the combined efforts of the SoMa StrEat Food Park and FunCheapSF, both great organizations with a goal of
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27 September, 2014

Finger Lakes 2013 Riesling Launch–Live! On Twitter and Facebook

Finger Lakes 2013 Riesling Launch–Live! On Twitter and Facebook
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, White Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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I hope it’s been a pleasant Saturday for you so far, readers. This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be participating in the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance’s launch of their 2013 Reislings in a short 3 hours from now, from 7 to 9 PM EST, which is 4 to 6
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26 September, 2014

Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!

Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!
Comments : 6 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Lodi, CA on by : The Gourmez
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Oak Farm Vineyards Winery (23627 Devries Road) is on its way to becoming the first of its kind in the Lodi, CA, appellation: a family-owned estate that offers the full experience of a large-scale destination winery, minus the glitzy hotel and pretension. I took part in a media preview of their new expansion, which will
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20 September, 2014

Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007

Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007
Posted in : Port/Sherry Wines, Travel, Travel Guide for Sonoma, CA on by : The Gourmez
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Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007 Clarksburg, CA During my trip last spring to Petaluma, I picked up this bottle of port in a surge of jubilation that I had found a winery specializing in dessert wines (613 2nd Street in the Foundry Wharf building). Plenty of wineries offer one or a handful of
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28 August, 2014

WBC14: Bridlewood Estate Excursion

WBC14: Bridlewood Estate Excursion
Comments : 2 Posted in : Travel, Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 on by : The Gourmez
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As I wrote in my thoughts on the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14), the overall value of the conference is one of the biggest reasons I’d consider going again in the future. And nothing can illustrate that better than the one additional excursion I attended the afternoon after WBC14 closed: the Bridlewood Estate Excursion. For
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19 August, 2014

The Quini App and My Changing Wine Reviews

The Quini App and My Changing Wine Reviews
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Writing on by : The Gourmez
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Shortly before I headed out to the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14), I agreed to watch a demo of the new Quini app with Roger Noueim, the company’s CEO. Excepting the occasionally slow search functions, it works beautifully on iPhone, iPad, and the desktop. I’m mostly using a beta version for Android, which is much,
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22 July, 2014

WBC14: My Thoughts on the Wine Bloggers Conference

WBC14: My Thoughts on the Wine Bloggers Conference
Comments : 12 Posted in : Events, Wine Bloggers Conference 2014, Writing on by : The Gourmez
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It’s been a little over a week since I returned home from the Wine Bloggers Conference in Buellton (WBC14), and I’ve had enough time to form some opinions on the experience. Overwhelmingly, those opinions are good, and they come from the perspective of a first-time attendee who didn’t entirely know what to expect from the
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18 July, 2014

WBC 14: Best Wines

WBC 14: Best Wines
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This is the first of several posts covering my experience at the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14) held in Buellton, CA, last weekend. I’ll feature one per week, likely through August, and why not start with what’s most important to me? Naturally, that’s the wines themselves. Over the course of the conference, I tasted around 70
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