High in Tokaji

I’ve probably kicked the dirt in a few hundred vineyards in my lifetime and yes, after a while, like walking thru a Barrel Room, strolling between the vines can tend to take on a sense of sameness. That however, was not … Continue reading

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Wine Consumer Alert!

  Wine Offers from Vivino · June 8, 2016 David Arthur Meritaggio from Pritchard Hill is “Drop dead gorgeous!” RP I’ve been sitting on my hands for months now, resisting talking publicly about Vivino’s website and the likes of the above … Continue reading

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Wine and Sulfites

Last week the wine blogosphere was awash in commentary on Sulfites in Wine. This subject just doesn’t want to go away – a gift that keeps on giving… Years back, a client insisted that he wouldn’t buy red wine from … Continue reading

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Four Generations

150 years seems like ancient history in American winemaking in our technology-driven lives. It’s especially true when measured in Old World viticulture terms. Heck, the early Romans and Greeks had it down long before the birth of Christ. For centuries, … Continue reading

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All in the family…

My shoes were dusty, my feet sore, my stomach queazy – up and down the 1000 foot elevation Sonoma switchbacks do that to me – but I never felt so good! I had been in Sonoma for less than 24 … Continue reading

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