Stellar Wines of 2017

2017 Wines in Review: Stellar Wines of the year

As 2017 comes to a close, I found many wines, which made a lasting impression and I consider genuinely stellar wines in quality. Here are the exceptional wines and wineries I discovered that merit a standing on this wine list. Furthermore, the wines chosen are only those that I wrote about during this past year

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Holiday Wines 2017

Seven holiday wines to consider this season

Christmas and New Years are just around the corner. As you decide what to wine to serve with your holiday dinner, here are some suggestions for holiday wines. All merit a seat at any dinner table and represent many countries throughout the world. White Holiday Wines I love to discover new varieties and Italy always

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Falletto Barbaresco and Barolo

Folio Fine Wine Partners: A portfolio of prestigious red wine

Who could resist a wine tasting of luxury wines, a dilemma that I think we all know the answer to. Case in point occurred when I attended a Folio Fine Wine Partners Wine Tasting at Stanley’s Wet Goods in Culver City. Impressive accurately describes the wines sampled. The wines featured represented mostly red wine from

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Summer Wines 2017

Nine summer wines to enjoy this season

We are now in the full swing of summer and I want to share those wonderful whites and Rosés that go so well with summer fare. We must also not forget about the reds that compliment our favorite summertime dinner pastime, the barbecue. Reds and Rosés are great with grilled meats. A refreshing white wine

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Albarino from Rias Baixas

Discover 6 Albarinos from Rias Baixas

Often we are looking for something a little different when it comes to white wine. We want to get away from drinking Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Thinking outside the box Albarino is one of the up and coming grape varietals that is making it mark on the wine industry especially in Rias Baixas. Rias Baixas

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2016 Wines in Review

2016 wines in review

Now that 2016 has come to a close, there are some wines that had a lasting impression and are truly stellar. Between wine tastings, wineries visited, and countries traveled over the last year, here is list of exceptional wines and wineries I discovered throughout this past year. Furthermore there is no particular order, the wines

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Wine for the New Year

Eight wines to bring out the spirit of the New Year

As New Year’s Eve is just around the corner I wanted to share some wines that I recently sampled that might tickle your fancy for the New Year. These suggestions will include sparkling wine to kick off the New Year but it will include some wines to pair with you holiday dinner. White Wines: If

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Three Summer Rosés

Pleasurable summer wines part II

As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment. These refreshing wines are part two of a series of pleasurable summer wines I discovered over the past several months. With about one month to go before we hit the autumn season these summer wines

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Zuani Collio Bianco Wine

Zuani Vigneti: Bringing out the best of the Collio DOC

I first learned of Italy’s Collio region in 2014 when the president of the Consortium, Robert Princic visited Los Angeles.  Sharing the beauty and wines of this small yet dynamic appellation was exciting so when the opportunity to meet the owners and sample the wines of  Zuani Vigneti I was delighted to further explore Collio.

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Soave Wine

Soave: Making a sensational comeback

In Italy Soave is considered one of Italy’s leading white wines. Soave received it first real recognition in 1931 when Soave was one of the first of two areas to be recognized geographically delimited wine region. Its popularity in Italy is immense but in the United States in the 70s and 80s it was most

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