Monthly Archives: October 2014

Anthill Farms Winery: 2012 Pinot Noir Releases

Anthill Farms is small artisanal winery producing some of California’s finest  new wave Pinot Noirs.  They source their grapes  from outstanding vineyards along the Far Sonoma Coast of California and Mendocino County.  Launched in 2004, the winery is a collaborative … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wine Atlas of Germany, University of California Press

This is the most extensive, comprehensive and up to date book on German wine geography available in the English language.  Authored by three German experts on Riesling and German wine, it was originally published in German in 2007. The English … Continue reading

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More New Releases from Vie Winery 2011- 2012

This is a new cycle of releases from Vie, a small urban winery located in San Francisco. It was started in 2004 by winemaker Bryan Kane with the support of a small group of friends. It crafts Rhone style wines … Continue reading

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Book Review: Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story by Stuart Pigott

Finally, a witty, erudite and contemporary book in English about Riesling! With a provocative and puckish title, Stuart Pigott writes with gusto in English about his favorite grape and those places and producers who most eloquently conjure its magic.  Pigott … Continue reading

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Soliste: Claude Koeberle’s Wines from Sonoma County

Soliste is the start-up  project of Claude Koeberle, a former three-star Michelin  chef turned winemaker.  Claude was born and raised in Burgundy and spent his early years in France where he learned wine making from the famed winemaker Henri Jayer.   … Continue reading

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