Tag Archive 'California'

Nov 19 2009

Reporting our second “Make your own barrel” meeting

By Maggie Smith Our monthly make your own barrel meeting was last week. I hate calling them meetings since at your typical work meetings you don’t drink wine, dine at Province, and chat with amazing food and wine loving people. However there was some “work” to be done. We combined our Cabernet tasting with our […]

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Oct 26 2009

Cabernet with Carnivores

by Maggie Smith Tasting wine for a living is a tough job, but someone has to relay this information to you! Last week at Gibson’s Steakhouse, our barrel group’s “mission” (linked blog post from last thursday) was to bring a bottle of wine in the $50-to-$100 price range from anywhere in the world to blind […]

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Feb 13 2009

Shafer’s Well-Crafted California Cult Cab

Let’s talk about California cult wines a bit, shall we? I was prompted to think more about these after attending a tasting of Shafer Vineyards Napa Valley wines yesterday at Blackbird. One of the wines was the Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon which is known to be quite a collector’s wine (we got to […]

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Sep 04 2008

Wine demand flourishes; will supply wither?

Two new reports bring mixed news for wine enthusiasts. The first shows we’re in good company. Wine consumption in the United States rose 3.2 percent in 2007, according the Beverage Information Group’s 2008 Wine Handbook. This is the fourteenth consecutive year of increases in consumption, and it was matched by an increase in spending. “If […]

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Aug 22 2008

Vosges Viola Truffle & Angeline Pinot Noir

Jen Brush of Vosges Haut Chocolat and Don Sritong of Just Grapes discuss paring the Viola Truffle and Angeline Pinot Noir.

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