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Pull a reverse: Spanish wine of the Priorat region

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

Located in a Spanish mountainous area of Catalonia, west of Barcelona, the official growing region of “Priorat” is the result of tenacious innovation in winemaking.  Thanks to a never-give-up attitude,... Read More

A big Cabernet for your plans

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

As we begin to taste as much of California’s 2009 vintage as possible, the Cabernets continue to sit right there, front and center.  One small winery who has made significant... Read More

New summer drinks (and recipes!) at Fox RC

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

This weekend, the Valley is headed for triple digits and I’m pretty sure we’re all going to need something cool to quench the thirst that comes along with 100 degrees.... Read More

Captain Morgan reveals its ‘darker’ side with new Black Spiced Rum

Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

Yesterday, Captain Morgan Rum Company introduced the new Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, a premium addition to the brand’s spiced rum collection. The new offering is marketed as “an ideal... Read More

Wine drinkers: Just chew it

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

Even as wine increases in popularity with most age groups year after year, it’s surprising how many people treat it like a common drink and just quaff it away.  Not... Read More

Wine club perks: Dining at the winery

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

One of the commonly overlooked benefits of a wine club membership is special winery events. Although many of these seem somewhat costly at first glance, they often include dinner plus... Read More

Vintage ’10 looking lighter: Sebastopol Hills Pinot Noir

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

Once again, Trader Joe’s continues to support the low cost trend in Pinot Noir wine with another very good under $10 selection.  This one comes from California’s Sonoma Coast (Russian... Read More

Transport Shock: Shaken and Stirred

Posted on: March 24th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most of us never give much thought to what happens to a bottle of wine as it rides in a truck rolling on down the road.  And most of the... Read More

Super Italian Sangiovese from Rosso di Montalcino

Posted on: March 14th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you’ve been steering clear of Italian Chianti wines because they seem a little too acidic and watered down, you may want to give one of Chianti’s neighbors a try,... Read More

High country wine: Don Rodolfo Tannat

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

When it comes to cultivating grapes at high altitudes, few appellations come closer to the top than Argentina’s Cafayate Valley.  Perched just under 6,000 feet, this is “up there”, even... Read More

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