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Villa Martina Cabernet Franc 2004

Cabernet Franc is one of the primary grapes of Bordeaux. While it usually takes a back seat when blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine lets it shine through. The color ranges from garnet in the middle to much lighter ...

06 Shiraz Video

A nice tasting video from Wine Spectator featuring high end Shiraz from the spectacular 1996 vintage.

October Surprise – Michel-Schlumberger Vineyard Walk

Our self-selected vineyard tour during the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC) came with unexpected surprises. Originally, Joe chose a 4-mile tour -- probably thinking that with all the promised wine and food, he'd need an extra workout during the conference. ...

The final days of the Wine Blogger Conference

Although the temptation was great, I somehow resisted the call straight from the heart of darkness, and did not go all Kirtz in California. While hiding deep in the jungle of Sonoma, surrounded by half naked tribes of grape stomping ...

Thoughts about or inspired by the Wine Bloggers Conference

The organizers have done a spectacular job. It is hard to believe that this is the first one of these ever held. I am quite impressed. Many places like to claim the title "God's Country." Sonoma County actually is. There seems to ...

Palate Shock

Yesterday at the Wine Bloggers Conference was a blast. I met a lot of great folks and tasted a lot of fantastic wines. The conference is a wonderful thing, and I hope that I can attend every year. However, as ...

Who said that drinking wine is easy?

Anyone that tells you that drinking wine is easy should be summarily shot before having their ass kicked.I have easily spit and poured out more wine today than most of you will consume in a month. Even with all of ...

Breakfast at the Blogger Conference

The Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa begins today, but we got here yesterday. Last night we went to the hotel lounge for a glass of wine or three. I asked the bartender for a recommendation for breakfast. He suggested ...

In California

This morning we piled our stuff into the car and headed for the airport on our way to California. The journey began without incident, traffic was light and we made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare. ...

Going to California

Spent my days with a woman unkind, Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine. Made up my mind to make a new start, Going to california with an aching in my heart. Someone told me theres a girl out there With love in her ...