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Sonoma County and the Green Acres Contingency

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Sonoma County and the Green Acres Contingency

“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream?” Pretty Woman, circa 1990 Why do people do what they do – both personally and professionally? I’ve always had a mild fascination with this topic. Winemakers tend to be very passionate people. I thoroughly take pleasure in asking them why they do what they do. Inevitably, they are doing […]

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Northern Rhône Wine Soirée

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Here’s the “Pepsi Challenge” my friend Sara posed to me – You’re in the middle of nowhere and want to enjoy the wines of the Northern Rhône. What can you buy for $12-40? The objective of the previous feature articles was to showcase a range of the quality wines I truly enjoyed from the Northern […]

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The Northern Rhône – Yves Cuilleron

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The Northern Rhône – Yves Cuilleron

Yves Cuilleron Verlieu, 58 RD 1086 Chavanay +33 4 74 87 02 37 www.cuilleron.com I had my first bottle of Condrieu in April 2008. I don’t know why I had never had a Condrieu prior, but I just hadn’t. I was obsessed at first taste. It was an Yves Cuilleron. Our wine sommelier appropriately called it […]

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The Northern Rhône – Georges Vernay and Domaine Faury

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During our visit to the Northern Rhône, every set of hands was fervently at work with the harvest. As a result, we weren’t able to have a comprehensive tour for each of the facilities we visited, but we sat down in the tasting rooms of Georges Vernay and Domaine Faury and spent time with them […]

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The Northern Rhône – E. Guigal

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The Northern Rhône – E. Guigal

E. Guigal Ampuis, Côte-Rôtie +33-4-74-56-10-22 www.guigal.com “In certain magical places, dreams can sometimes become reality.” With an annual production of 6 million bottles, a cellar with wines dating back to 1946 and a proud family legacy, this is one of the behemoths of wine production in the Rhône Valley, and therefore, a great place to […]

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The Northern Rhône – Demystified

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The Northern Rhône – Demystified

September 2009 Since this is the first of a series I am rolling out, here’s my game plan when I report on wine regions: Part 1: The region demystified. Some find wines intimidating. There’s absolutely no need for this. Wine is supposed to be fun and enjoyed. I think it’s critical to know what’s behind […]

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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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