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Wines of Gigondas Video

I am a huge Côtes du Rhône fan, and this video from Wine Spectator highlights one of the lesser known regions, Gigondas.

Time for a brief musical interlude

The Ghost of Tom Joad Man walks along the railroad tracks He's goin' someplace, and there's no turnin' back The highway patrol chopper comin' up over the ridge Man sleeps by a campfire under the bridge The shelter line stretchin' around the corner Welcome to the ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 2 – Shallots)

The first installment in this series discussed the importance of having a few high quality pans. Admittedly, despite being a necessity for the home chef, high quality pans are a big investment. Happily, the star of this article is much ...

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 ...