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Ahhh, the internet is a great place to be. Unless, of course, the hackers of the online universe have decided to seek you out and demolish the hard work and wine chronicles of the past five years. If you’ve been wondering why there haven’t been new posts for a whopping 7 ...

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  • June 28, 2016
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I love Portuguese wines. I love the value. I love the diversity. I love the flavors. I love their wide availability, and how they show up at every restaurant I’m at lately. From delicate, effervescent Vinho Verdes to bold Douro and Alentejo blends, I’m hooked. Maybe visits and a seriously good ...

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  • June 25, 2016
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The rain has finally reached the far reaches of California, giving the whole place a sense of fall, and (at long last) teaching the youngsters the definition of a puddle after a season characterized by intense drought. Naturally, Californians are now complaining about the fall chill in our ...

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  • November 16, 2015
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Occasionally, forces in the universe positively collide in your favor. I particularly appreciate when these collisions keep me drinking, and especially drinking well. That’s exactly what happened this week, and (joy of all joys) there even happened to be food involved. It was a sultry Tuesday ...

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  • September 28, 2015
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It’s sweaty and damn smokey in the lower Sierra Nevada right now, making red wines nearly impossible to stomach, but luckily making white wines perfectly delicious. This week, I was pleasantly surprised by the crisp and lively Amador County Vermentino from Simone Giusto Cellars. Vermentino is a ...

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  • September 20, 2015
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