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Wine Shield : Another way to keep opened wine fresh

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Got wine left over that just can’t be consumed?  Have a bunch of partial bottles left over after a tasting party?  As many who have tried saving bottles already know,... Read More

Wine in the underground: Jarvis Winery

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Wine likes to be stored in dark cool places.  So why not design a winery to do the whole thing (crush, ferment, age, and bottle) in a cave?  If you... Read More

Fine restaurant, fabulous wine list

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

With many special occasions we can expect a little fine dining, and of course, a wine list that normally reads like an encyclopedia.  But the wine list at one valley... Read More

Floral eye candy and Sean Minor Chardonnay

Posted on: November 12th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Moving right along with ways to celebrate the retreat of the heat, why not arrange for a little Wine and Roses to please those special people this weekend?  If not... Read More

Owl Ridge: A Zin lover’s Cabernet

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

It is quite likely that Owl Ridge’s next vintages won’t be like this, but their 2007 & 2008’s are “crossover Zins” if there ever were.  Not to “coin a term”... Read More

A Grenache of substance: T-Vine

Posted on: October 25th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When a winemaker is good at creating big red wines, the technique seems to rub off on everything he touches.  Maybe there is a little of bit of Midas to... Read More

Big wine: Brunello di Montalcino strikes again

Posted on: October 18th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer 1 Comment

Imagine washing down a big plate of lasagna with an Italian red wine that really stands up to all that cheese and sauce.  You may just have dreamed up a... Read More

Up from the cellar: Arista ’07 Toboni Vineyard Pinot Noir

Posted on: October 8th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

One of the best things about touring and sampling at small wineries is the surprise you receive when tasting them again back at home, after a spell in the cellar. ... Read More

Seven grapes, baby: 7 Daughters super red blend

Posted on: October 5th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Some would say that if you’ve got 7 daughters, you deserve a glass of wine!  But when it comes to blending a lot of grapes, 7 daughters takes on an... Read More

Drink Pink at Olive & Ivy for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

Throughout October, Olive & Ivy teamed up with Domaine Chandon and Belvedere Vodka to offer three special, pink cocktails to raise funds for breast health during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.... Read More

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