For The Fear of Complexity. Will We Ever Understand French Wine? To truly understand the bizarre nature of French wine labeling and categorizing, you’d be better off with a law degree than a[ … ]
1996. The Vintage. Well. Sitting here with CNN star and brother Jon drinking some of the best from California's “hot” 1996 vintage. Tonight we're drinking the Abreu and the[ … ]
1996. The Vintage. Well. Sitting here with CNN star and brother Jon drinking some of the best from California’s “hot” 1996 vintage. Tonight we’re drinking the Abreu and the[ … ]
The price of California wine, especially Napa Cabernet, has gone through the rough since dot com mania in 1999. But now you're starting to see many of the hard to get bottles gracing the shelves[ … ]
Wednesday night opened the 1999 Blancaneaux from Francis Ford Coppola. The sister wine to the Rubicon, it is a blend of Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier with a bit of chardonnay thrown in. He makes 300[ … ]
If not a bit extracted with a tinge of a vegatal characteristic. Not as sensuous as the 1999, but a palate pleaser and a price welcomed.
Sitting here with Jim Young discussing the probability that E.J. Gallo can produce a decent merlot for seven bucks.
Despite the fact that it rained for the entire 4 hours of this event, the 400 or so attendees didnt' seem to mind. The fourth annual event put on for Phelps' wine club (Phelps Preferred)[ … ]
I anxiously await my short drive from El Dorado Hills (near Sacramento) to Napa Valley. Tomorrow is the 4th annual Insignia Day put on by the good people at Joseph Phelps Vineyards. They will be[ … ]
Yesterday I spent the better part of my afternoon updating my wine invetory and organizing the cellar. What a task. Johnee Bee, fellow Flash animator, illustrator and developer helped me through it[ … ]