D&D ain’t just for freaks and geeks anymore!

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          D&D.  Those two letters evoke so many memories for those of us who grew up in the time of TRON, Atari, and The Dukes of Hazzard.  You remember D&D, right?  Yes, that that obnoxious role playing game with pewter dragons and triangular playing boards in the 70s and 80s?  Yes, – read full article –

Can I ask you a personal question?

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Why are you so in to pinot!  I mean it’s like a thing for you. Yes, that is a line from the movie Sideways, in which Pinot Noir played a central character, and yet, it is so true in my world.  For me, Pinot Noir has a certain j’ai n’est c’est quoi, that certain something – read full article –

B is for Bottle

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In this case, a bottle of Broll Mountain Vineyards 2004 Syrah from Calaveras County.  I first discovered Broll Mountain through a chance meeting at a ZAP volunteer event, where @brixchick_liza and i met Roger & Ginger, who are retirees who work part time at Broll Mountain.  As chance would have it, the winery is in – read full article –

Ciao Italia!

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Have you been to Italy?  Are you longing to go?  Are you dreaming of going?  I must say, my trip in 2007 was amazing, and I would love to go back and spend some more time there.  That said, an ex-pat named Megan owns this gorgeous property in the Piemonte region. In an effort to – read full article –

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai and other tales of blending

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First – apologies for this post being late on arrival.  As some of you may know, I have been dealing with some personal issues that have been hammering me in to the ground like Wile E. Coyote under an Acme Anvil.  I’m trying to come up for air, so here goes.  Please excuse the lack – read full article –

WBW 65 (no I can’t count) – Let it snow let it snow let it snow!

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Thunder and lightening and rain oh my!  What is it about winter weather that makes me want huge red wine.  Maybe it’s the way it warms me up, maybe it’s the romantic notion of red wine in front of the fireplace.  Whatever the reason, Michelle Lentz over at Wine-Girl has asked us to cozy up – read full article –

Today’s wine is brought to you by…

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The Letter A! You remember those closing credits on Seasame Street right? “Seasame Street is brought to you by the letter…”?  Well my friend Amy @educatedpalates, told me about the Alphabet Challenge that she was participating in with some other bloggers.  The Alphabet challenge pushes us to try wines frmo every letter of the alphabet. – read full article –

The Road to WBC!

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So, as you know, we here at the WBC Scholarship are all about getting a diverse group of bloggers together in Walla Walla to have some great wine, learn a few things, and have a great time.  As you may have read, before & after the official conference, there are excursions to the Yakima Valley – read full article –

On the Verge (again)

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If you read my last post on VERGE Wines, you know that I already love them.  This time, they are releasing their 2007 VERGE Syrah, from Dry creek Valley.  It is only the winery’s second vintage, and it is impressive. VERGE Wines specializes in what they call “Fringe Vineyards”, those that are outside the norm. – read full article –

A wine-full month!

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It’s January, and for me, that means a busy wine month.  First, Winter Wineland is next weekend – January 16-17.  At Winter Wineland, over 100 wineries in Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valley throw open their doors and show their best wines and nibbles. There are some wonderful themes at wineries, including my personal – read full article –

O Brother, where fort art thou?

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So, you’ve seen my post on the little wine called Rockaway.  This wine is other half of Rodney Strong’s single vineyard high end Cabernet project, called Brothers Ridge .  This vineyard sits between 400-1030 feet, in the hills above Cloverdale, and while it shares many similarities with Rockaway it is a very different wine and – read full article –

It’s Bloggership Time!

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Happy New Year!  Boy am I glad 2009 is over.  While there were some fabulous times last year, the last few months were pretty wretched for me.  Today is 1/02/2010 however, and as a palindrome, I’m thinking it’s good luck. To kick this year off with a bang, I’m here to announce the 2010 Wine – read full article –