Wine Bloggers Conferenece Day 3 Recap!

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What happened? Where did it all go? Damn that flew by. Day 3, the final day of the Wine Bloggers Conference. Am I awake? Well…sort of. I enjoyed a nicely greasy IHOP breakfast with the man himself, Joel Vincent, Megan Wannabe Wino, Dirty South Wine and Doug from Able Grape. Nothing like carbs and sugar […]

Wine Bloggers Conferenece Day 2 Recap!

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After spending the morning resting, eating and blogging, I was finally ready to get back in to the WBC action. Or so I thought. After perusing the options of breakout sessions, like Beyond Blogging, Increasing Visitors, and the dreaded Wine Blogger Credibility issue, I decided that I would rather be a fly on the wall […]

Lest I forget…

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After being shushed more than once, I have to give a shout out to Table 11 at dinner because we were: The Loudest The Goofiest The Twitterist The Funnest And BESTEST table at dinner! Love to El Jefe of Twisted Oak Wines, Sonadora aka Wannabe Wino, Russ The Winehiker, Josh the Pinotblogger, and the new […]

Wine Bloggers Conferenece Day 1 Recap!

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Yesterday was the first day of the first ever American Wine Blogger’s Conference, held in Santa Rosa at the historic Flamingo Hotel. You can catch up on the action by using Twitter Search and the hashtag #wbc. It started out so well, with a welcome lunch at Kick Ranch, a lovely piece of property just […]

Live Tasting Session from the WBC!

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Upon the advice (Ok, not advice, just post) of fellow wine blogger Joe of 1WineDude fame, I am going to give this crazy piece of thechnology a whirl. Dunno if it will work, but stay tuned for the WBC to find out! Holy Blogger Failure Batman! What I was trying to say before I was […]

Everyone say it with me!

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Albariño (/ˌal.baˈɾiː.ɲo/ – Galician) or Alvarinho (/ˌal.vaˈɾiː.ɲo/ – Portuguese) is a variety of white wine grape grown in Galicia (northwest Spain) and northern Portugal, where it is used to make varietal white wines. I’ve decided recently to refocus my efforts on my Century Club application, and really expand my international knowledge of wine as well […]

88…89…90! Ready or not! Here I come!

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What’s the point? What IS a point? 10 point scales, A-F Grades, 5 star systems. How do we rate wine? Is it right? Is it accurate? Could it be, *gasp* subjective? Dhonig, our illustrious host of 2 Days Per Bottle, has kicked off the 89 Project, a community blog where wine bloggers everywhere can contribute […]

In South Australia I was born

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Heave away, Haul away! In South Australia ’round Cape Horn, We’re bound for South Australia! As you might have guessed, this post is about Aussie wines. A week ago, I was able to attend a fantastic tasting presented by South and The Jug Shop in San Francisco. South is a wine bar in SOMA that […]

Tweeps, Eats, and East Bay Drinks!

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Wow what a busy week this has been! Where have the last two weeks gone? I can’t find them. Have you seen them? Hmm might have to look under my chair, or in my stair, over here, over there. In recent happenings, fellow wine bloggers met to taste through several delicious wines. From left to […]

Where has the summer gone?

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Gracious what happened to the summer months? I feel like a kid who’s summer vacation has been cut short. Fortunately, we get a late summer out here in San Francisco, but it is amazing that it is already September 1st. Yesterday being the Sunday before an extra day off, I took the opportunity to cruise […]

Pinot Envy indeed!

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Last night I had the opportunity to attend a New Zealand Pinot Noir tasting of Calvert Vineyard wines at The Jug Shop. Being a pinot-phile, and planning a trip to NZ next year, this was a terrific opportunity for me to hone my Pinot tasting skills. NZ is pumping out some amazing Sauvignon Blancs and […]

A Rosé By Any Other Name is…

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A Cabernet! This is not your mother’s Rosé. You will not find any sweet pink punch here my Luscious Lushes. Yes, it’s true. My favorite Rosé at last night’s Pretty in Pink tasting, hosted by my friends at Bottlenotes, was the 2004 Croze Vin d’Une Nuit, Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine was a stunning […]

And speaking of Roses…

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As I sit here and have my morning dose of Twitter, the illustrious Agent Red of The Wine Spies pointed out that their deal today is a delectable little number by Chandon. Since I do love my Blanc de Noirs, and pretty much anything with bubbles, I will have to give this one a try. […]

Pretty in Pink

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Summer is here (in some parts of the world) and the weather is heating up. This is particularly true in the East Bay, where I happen to spend my weekdays. Some things I love about summer are: -Peaches -Tomatos warm from the sun off the vine -BBQs -and sitting outside on a warm afternoon, sipping […]

To Infinity, and BEYOND!

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The Wine Century Club was developed for all adventurous wine lovers. Have you tasted 100 different grape varietals? I know what you’re thinking: I drink a lot. A lot of wine. Surely I must be a charter member! But It’s not as easy as you might think. The most common varietals are some variation on […]