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New Feature: Daily Drinkers

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My search has taken me to several go-to favorites including Costco, Trader Joe's, Fresh and Easy, and even - shock! - Whole Foods. (Motto: Why Pay Less?)
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Pinot School - Siduri in the House!

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There was much spitting and dumping which broke my heart. Okay, so I did more dumping since I'm still uncertain about spitting in public. The dribble issue, you see.
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2010 Hug Cellars Cedar Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir

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It's Saturday night, and I've spent the last several hours visiting my mother in the hospital (she's doing fine, by the way. Flirting with the young single male help. She's 90 and disappointed that they won't flirt back), and talking to the Wineaux Guy.
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A Tale of Two Ages - New Wine or Old?

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One of the complaints I've received about my occasional tasting notes and/or videos is that I'm tasting wines that sometimes cannot be purchased anywhere any more. I would like to say I'm sorry, but I'm really not.
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Hugs and Kisses in Pink!

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I needed a Rosé that acted like it was older than a high-school coed, with personality, charm, and strength. A grownup. And since I was in the mood for a Rosé, I grabbed one of my bottles of 2009 Hug Cellars xoxo Rosé. Hugs and Kisses. Get it?
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Drinkin' Smoke - 2005 Abiouness Pinot Noir

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The first two bottles were great, don't get me wrong. This one (time to rest? bottle variation? planet alignment? full moon? sun spots?) was absolutely outstanding, and I stretched that bottle out over two nights. It lost almost nothing the second evening.