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Natural Cork Forest

Why We’re 100% Cork – St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma...

If the customer perceives the cork as being cheap (as in synthetic corks and screwcaps), then the perception will be that the wine is cheap, too.
The Zin Lineup

The Zen of Zin – America’s Wine or Not?

I looked at the large tumbler filled with ice cubes and White Zinfandel fresh out of the box. It was topped with a colorful bendy straw. I sighed. Surely there had to be more to wine than this.

Watching My Baby Grow Up

Over the years their wines have evolved – “grown up” so to speak – and so have I.

Just What *Is* Wine Country?

Which means that you will be forced to visit their wine countries in order to buy many of the wines. I'm good with that.

Today’s Tasting Note: Pinot Noir and Zinfandel

I didn't realize when I purchased the 2011 Plungerhead Zin a few weeks ago that it was made by The Other Guys, whose mission, it seems, is to make good wines at everyman prices.

I’m a New CWAS. One Down…

It's not unusual to do an overnight road trip to a "Wine Country" and back over the course of a weekend. Yes, it's so close that even a tourist to Las Vegas could take a couple of days to visit Wine Country. How great is that?

Paso Robles 11 AVA Petition – A Consumer’s View

I've spent some time reading the varying opinions of winemakers, wine growers, bloggers, columnists, ad nauseum, and finally decided to jump into the fray myself.

2004 Robert Young Estates Scion-Sonoma vs. Napa

Since my years of spring chickenhood are far behind me, I decided to cap the "aging" time frame at about ten years. Seems reasonable.

San Luis Obispo Wine Trail

There are scads more "wine trails" in the Paso Robles/Central Coast area than I thought was humanly possible. I must be nuts.

Zinfandel, Paso Robles, and Everybody Else

Paso Robles has the best Zinfandel. Period. Everybody else is fine, but for a full appreciation of this singularly American-style grape, Paso Robles has everyone beat. By a mile. (yes, yes, I know. Primitivo. I got it.)