Monthly Archives: December 2009

Raphael Vineayrds 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Grand Cru

This wine was given to me when I visited Raphael back in the summer, and it took me this long to open the bottle.  Richard Olsen-Harbich gave this to me on my way out.  I have been meaning to open … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #64 “Viognier & Chrsitmas Cards””

When this Wine Blogging Wednesday was announced by Jeff “El Jefe” Stai from Twisted Oaks Winery, I was excited.  Here is what our mission was: This month’s theme naturally involves the holidays, but as you might expect there is a little … Continue reading

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What to get that wine lover…at the last minute

Are you still running around trying to get a few last minuet gifts?   Not sure, what size Uncle Jack is, forgot what color AUnt Suzie hates,  or you just don’t know what to get your brother.  Well, this  gift is … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2005 Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot

Recently I was elected to the Position of President of the Medford Chamber of Commerce.  I was asked on twitter what my celebratory wine would be.  I really had to think.  It was easy to go to a desert wine after the meeting.  … Continue reading

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Channing Daughters 2008 “Ramato”

Channing Daughters, located on the south fork of Long Island in the town of Bridgehampton.   It is usually overlooked by me because it is on the “other fork”.   In fact I have a tendency to ignore the vineyards and wineries of … Continue reading

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Martha Clara 2008 Gewurztraminer Short Sip

Gewürztraminer is one of my favorite white grape.  I love the spicy element and the honey like aroma that comes from this wine.  I also love it when it is in a desert wine.  It is a very difficult wine … Continue reading

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There has been alot happening…Mr. President & Daddy!

in my world.  So much so that I have not been able to keep you updated on my wine undertakings.  But rest assured, I am making my way back…in the meanwhile here are the things that I have been undertaking … Continue reading

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A visit with Scarola Vineyards own Frank Scarola

A few weeks ago,  I spent some time out in wine country, visiting a few vineyards tasting some new releases and enjoying the bounty that the North Fork has to offer. One such place I had scheduled to visit was … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 “Rebellion” Estate Merlot

Rebellion, according to Wikipedia, “is a refusal of obedience or order”. Rebellion according to this bottle is, grapes that wildly fermented with indigenous yeast. This is a natural type of wine.  Nothing added (except sulphur at the crush pad organic nutrients during … Continue reading

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