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A Quick Weekend in Santa Barbara Wine Country (and LA)

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A Quick Weekend in Santa Barbara Wine Country (and LA)

For years, several of my friends from the Los Angeles area have been enamored with the wines of Santa Barbara. They’ve allowed me to sample their stash, but many of these wineries are smaller production, so the wines don’t always make it out of California. Recently, my husband and I decided to do a quick […]

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Véronique Drouhin-Boss, Head Winemaker for Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin

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Véronique Drouhin-Boss, Head Winemaker for Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin

On my very first trip to the Willamette Valley (my pre wine-as-a-career days), I stopped by the tasting room at Domaine Drouhin. The people were just so lovely and cordial. I thought to myself, even if I don’t like these wines, I am going to purchase some because of my experience. Then, I found out […]

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Burgundy: A Basic Lesson in Economics

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Burgundy: A Basic Lesson in Economics

Guess what? We’re not the only ones who think Burgundies are fabulous. To quote Michael Jackson, “you are not alone.” It all comes down to the simple law of supply and demand. For good Burgundies, there is generally more demand than supply. French people like their wine, so there’s less to export to the non-Frenchies. […]

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Burgundy – Lunch in Beaune, Wines of Morey-Saint-Denis and Calling all Mustard Freaks

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Burgundy – Lunch in Beaune, Wines of Morey-Saint-Denis and Calling all Mustard Freaks

Lunch in Beaune Alas, believe it or not, a girl cannot live on wine alone. Ma Cuisine Passage Sainte-Hélène 21200 Beaune, France The restaurateur from La Cantine des Sales Gosses in Lyon who is a foodie, wine lover and my sister-in-law’s friend recommended this restaurant to us. It attracts wine lovers (producers and consumers) and […]

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Burgundy – Les Domaines Bouchard Père & Fils

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Burgundy – Les Domaines Bouchard Père & Fils

Les Domaines Bouchard Père et Fils 15, rue de Château – 21200 Beaune +33 3 80 24 80 24 www.bouchard-pereetfils.com On a perfectly crisp autumn day, I visited Domaine Bouchard, which is located within the regal 15th century Château de Beaune. Domaine Bouchard includes 4,000 square meters (13,123 square feet) of cellars (yes, this is […]

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Burgundy – Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune

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Burgundy – Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune

September 2009 “Every now and then, we are lucky enough to encounter Burgundy which sets our hearts afire.” Clive Coates, Master of Wine, Côte D’Or, A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy, Vintages 2007: “A unique year… 2007 was another extraordinary year of such advanced growth that we had to begin harvesting in August… […]

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A Weekend in Portland and the Willamette Valley

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A Weekend in Portland and the Willamette Valley

WINERIES AND TASTING NOTES: Overall, we found the 2007 wines to be leaner than those from 2005 and 2006. They are lovely, but I’d be choosy about the ones to cellar. Domaine Drouhin 6750 Breyman Orchards Road, Dayton +1-503-864-2700 www.domainedrouhin.com You’ll find no airs of wine snobbery from this very famed family of Burgundy. These […]

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A Weekend in Portland and the Willamette Valley

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A Weekend in Portland and the Willamette Valley

May 2008 I love Pinot Noir. I just love it. So, for the past couple of years, my best friend and I have made an annual pilgrimage to the Willamette Valley to do a ton of Pinot purchasing. Wine Country is only about 45 minutes to an hour away from Portland, which happens to be […]

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