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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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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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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I, Sommelier – My Introductory Sommelier Exam Adventure

My happy over-achiever psyche is gnashing because I really do want to know where I finished. I’m used to 90s and above, so this makes me crazy. But don’t get me wrong…I passed! I’m happy!

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Memorial Day – A Salute to History

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend holiday, and never forget that those with boots on the ground are why we can do what we do today. I mean, look at Russia. Few freedoms and crappy wine.

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