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Calera: Stop once, get a lot of Pinot

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

In 1976 Josh Jensen came up with enough cash and bank loans to plant 24 acres of Pinot Noir and start a winery simply known today as the Calera Wine... Read More

A Chili companion: Clos Du Bios Reserve Cabernet

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

There are few things that go as well with a big bowl of Chili Con Carne like a glass of red wine.  And luckily, there are many excellent recent vintages... Read More

Up from the cellar: Frog’s Leap Cabernet

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

Nearly every wine lover has at least sampled some Napa Valley Frog’s Leap Cab.  In the beginning, this wine was only sold to restaurants.  But about 9 or so years... Read More

Grenache: Southern Rhone’s utility grape

Posted on: June 18th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

As long as we’re on the subject, we might as well continue in the Rhone Valley a little more with a visit to a newly established appellation, Vacqueyras.  Using blends... Read More

Wines from the South of France: Solving difficult pairings

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

Ham and other cured meats are notoriously difficult wine pairing entrees.  This is not only because of their saltiness, but also because of their baked-in smoky flavors.  These powerful essences... Read More

Silver Palm: Cabernet’s lighter side

Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most of the time, the Oenophile topic “About Our Winemaker” is a quickly discussed sidebar before moving on with a tour or tasting.  But every year it seems that more... Read More

King Estate: An all-around Pinot Noir

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When an Oregon Pinot is good, it’s really good. Although many of these demand a price, there are some examples that provide much of the bang without having the shell... Read More

Banfi: Classic wine with a classic label

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

To many people, a wine is all about the label. Some like labels that feature animals, others like clever graphics, while still others are attracted to pictures of the winery.... Read More

For your next blast: Boom Boom Syrah

Posted on: May 15th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

It’s Syrahs like this that gives the Aussies serious competition for the casual red wine of choice. With a good price and easy-to-swallow character, Charles Smith Wines’ “Boom Boom” is... Read More

Arizona Stronghold Centennial White: A blend to celebrate Arizona

Posted on: May 7th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you’re searching out a wine to go with that seafood spread, it’s hard to beat our own Arizona blends. Of course, just to make things interesting, Arizona’s white blends... Read More

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