Speed tasting 2! Decibel New Zealand

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Hawkes Bay New Zealand Decibel Cellears 2009 Sav Blanc winemaker started in the music industry. 100% sustainable vineyards. All wine exported out of NZ by 2012 will have to be sustainable vineyards and winemaking practices!  That’s pretty cool. Grassy classic NZ savvy.  But the flavors belie – it’s much calmer than a normal NZ sav […]

D is for Dry!

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  Ok so Dry Creek is a region, but I wanted to be sure that everyone knew about passport.  Technically, it’s also a wine, so I’ll also tell you about Dry Lands Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. First, the Passport to Dry Creek is coming up in April.  46 wineries open their doors wide, and showcase their […]

Just say no to OAK!

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WOW!  What a day.  The mercury has reached 90 degrees, in SAN FRANCISCO.  IN APRIL!  Mother Nature is sure ticked off.  The saving grace to this terrible heat wave is that I have been enjoying some very nice white wines of late.  Now, you probably know that I am a red girl through and through, […]

Free the Grapes! The New Zealand grapes!

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Sunday, February 8th, is Waitangi Day Tasting at South Food & Wine Bar in San Francisco. Since February 6th is the anniversary of the treaty of Waitangi, where the Maoris and the Brits agreed to British rule and create “New” Zealand.  Why it’s a British colony is slightly amusing, since “Zeeland” is Dutch for lands […]

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 […]

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 […]