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10 September, 2019

The 2017 Vintage Port Preview Tasting

The 2017 Vintage Port Preview Tasting
Posted in : Dessert Wine, Port, Wine on by : becca

Little did I know that when we convened for the 2016 Vintage Port tasting, another Vintage Port declaration would follow in 2017. I was surprised to find an invitation to attend this year’s preview tasting in my inbox, and I can safely say that the pre-eminent Port producers represented — Symington, Fladgate, and Quinta do
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6 August, 2019

Sonoma County Small-Lot Wineries with Big-Time Backgrounds

Sonoma County Small-Lot Wineries with Big-Time Backgrounds
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Other Red Blends, Other Sparkling Wine Types, Other White Blends, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Tasting Rooms in Sonoma - CA, Travel Guide for Sonoma - CA, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours, White Wine, Wine on by : becca

Last fall, via a press trip sponsored and hosted by the Wine Road of northern Sonoma County, I was introduced to some absolutely wonderful Sonoma wineries that are well worth your visit. Obligatory disclaimer: Being on a press trip means that these visits and tastings were free to me. Each of the wineries I’m profiling
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25 June, 2019

2017 White Wines from Sera Fina Cellars

2017 White Wines from Sera Fina Cellars
Posted in : Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, White Wine, Wine on by : becca

Obligatory disclaimer: These wines were free samples for my review. Sera Fina Cellars, founded in 2010, is an Amador County winery owned by Paul Scotto, the chief winemaker behind the Scotto family’s growing portfolio of wines and ciders (my previous reviews). Sera Fina Cellars focuses on Italian and Rhône winemaking styles and varietals. I tasted
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17 April, 2019

Légende Wines

Légende Wines
Posted in : Bordeaux - Red, Red Wine, Wine on by : becca

The Légende line of wines comes from the same lineage as the highly esteemed Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Grand Vins of the French Bordeaux region. While the latter can fetch prices in the thousands, the Légende wines are meant “to offer classic Bordeaux wines with immediate charm,” per the Rothschild website.  You can pick
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23 February, 2019

Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto

Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto
Posted in : Port, Wine on by : becca

Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto Douro, Portugal The Review Obligatory disclaimer: This bottle was free to me for review. Ports like the Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto are why I know I must take a tour of the Douro Valley someday. Rosy floral notes wind through the labyrinth of a cut open fig—you
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3 January, 2019

Lodi Wine and Chocolate Festival – February 9-10, 2019!

Lodi Wine and Chocolate Festival – February 9-10, 2019!
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Fortified Wine, Garnacha / Grenache, Petite Sirah, Port, Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in Lodi - CA, Travel Guide for Lodi - CA, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours, Verdelho, White Wine, Wine on by : becca

It’s 2019 already?! Farewell, 2018, and your delicious food and drink memories. Attending the Lodi Wine and Chocolate Festival for the first time was one of those memories for me. Obligatory disclaimer: My tickets were comped for the 2018 Lodi Wine and Chocolate festival as a media representative. Tickets are now available to the general
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14 December, 2018

Ten Years of Mt. Beautiful Vintages

Ten Years of Mt. Beautiful Vintages
Posted in : Chardonnay, Dining in San Francisco - CA, Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Restaurants, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine, Wine on by : becca

Did you say vertical tasting? That’s an irresistible invitation for wine bloggers. We love to compare and contrast different vintages from the same winery, to ponder the sometimes subtle, sometimes great, differences between them.  Make it five vertical tastings in an evening, at a restaurant I’ve never tried before and from a wine region with
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