Paso Pinks
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Paso + WBC14 + Santa Barbara = Exhausted!

About 350 of my closest blogger friends and I decided that we couldn’t live without spending a week in perfect weather!

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Winery Barrel Room
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101 Best Wineries in America

Thanks to Tim for hooking me up about information on The Daily Meal’s list of 101 top wineries in the United States. Wow! While it’s no surprise that California took the lion’s share of the top ten wines, there are many that appear on the list that are completely unexpected. Wine is made in all 50 states. Obviously, some states don’t grow their own grapes, i.e., Alaska, because of climate issues. They’re either too cold or too hot. The weather simply won’t allow it! That being said, wineries will either make wine out of fruits other than grapes, or they will import …

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Vino Farms of Lodi - Pinot Gris grapes
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Dazzled by Pink Pinot Gris…What?

Ordinarily, Pinot Gris is made into a white wine. A Pinot Gris Rosé is a different beast altogether.

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Today’s Tasting Note – California Sauv Blanc

However, there are a couple of white varietals that give me fits because I find that I’m always comparing them to their French counterparts.

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The Signs They Are A’Changin’

My Aunt Joyce and I would visit the Hilton regularly for a girls’ weekend away, and she is the source of one of the funniest “I’ve had too much to drink oh god let me die” stories ever.

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Wine Certifications, Racial Politics, and Me

I was raised in a beer and spirits environment (North Philly isn’t exactly known for its wine culture), but when I discovered wine, I was hooked and fell madly in love.

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2012 Alamos Torrontés
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Today’s Tasting Note – Torrontés

I know this is hard to believe, but I reviewed another white wine under screwcap. No, I haven’t lost my mind. Arguable, arguable. I got it.

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Thrifty Car Rental, Wine Jelly, Yelp, and Me

I could actually hear my wine turning to grape jelly as I waited in that hot, smelly mess.

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Sommelier, Con’t & Summer Wines

It was comfortable enough in the shade, but the shade was rapidly retreating. Fortunately, it’s a dry heat. Not unlike a blowtorch.

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Corks
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New Links – Cork!

I will not hug a tree, become a vegan, or give up my SUV, but I can passionately promote the use of natural cork in wines.

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Trader Joe's 2010 Petite Reserve Napa Valley Merlot
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Trader Joe’s, Pine Ridge, and Learning Your Own Palate

I would love to be able to enjoy the 98+ point wines, but no wine shops have layaway.

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Bradelina's Wine
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Hollywood Rosés – Beverly Hills and Bradgelina!

Whether you’re visiting San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, the OC, or San Diego, there’s always something to dazzle the eyes and to spark the romantic imagination.

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