Bridlewood Door
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Today’s Tasting Note – 2012 Bridlewood Chardonnay Santa Barbara

Early adopters claim metaphysical powers of the egg, while others say that their customers like looking at them because they’re cool.

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Sunset Silhouette at Daou
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2014 Wine Bloggers Conference – Paso Robles Excursion

My Pentax DSLR’s meeting the concrete a little too up close and personal last year was, let’s just say, not good for its picture-taking health.

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Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 – Speed Blogging 2

This is “as is” with no corrections, and once again, I apologize for any typos and any gibberish.

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J. Lohr Pinot Blanc
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Speed Blogging! Reviewing Whites

Fun from the Wine Bloggers Conference! Let’s see how this works!

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New Malibu Coast AVA! In a Minute…

On July 18, 2014, the TTB (Tax and Trade Bureau) announced the approval of the newest California American Viticultural Area, the Malibu Coast AVA.

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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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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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