Monthly Archives: August 2015

Colombera’s Indigenous Wines from the Piedmont

La Colombera is a boutique, Piedmont winery located  near Tortona, 78 km directly north of Genoa. It is owned by winemaker Piercarlo and daughter Elisa Semino.  They grow indigenous grapes like Timorasso and Croatina for the distinctive and delicious wines … Continue reading

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Wakefield of Australia: New Releases

Wakefield (Taylor’s)* is a family owned and operated winery that has been in operation for three generations.  It was founded over 45 years ago by Bill Taylor, a Clare Valley wine merchant, and he is still actively involved in its … Continue reading

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The Lake County Wines of Sol Rouge

Sol Rouge is a 70-acre family estate vineyard and winery located in the Mayacamas Mountains of Lake County, California. just north of Napa Valley.  It is situated at elevations of 1450 to 1950 feet in the foothills of a dormant … Continue reading

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Value Wines from Bulgaria

We recently had the opportunity to taste some fine Bulgarian wines imported to the U.S. by Parallel 43 of Alexandria, VA.   Bulgarian wines are not widely available in the US, but we have been impressed by those we’ve tasted, including … Continue reading

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Sonoma Comes to Alexandria Virginia

We were delighted to learn recently about a new wine tasting room and bistro opening in Alexandria, VA called Sonoma Cellar.   It is being established by Rick and Elizabeth Myllenbeck, transplants to Virginia from Santa Rosa, California.  The Myllenbeck’s know … Continue reading

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New Releases of Trentadue’s 2013 La Storia Reserve Wines

This Italian family winery was established in Geyserville in the early 1960s by Leo and Evelyne Trentadue.  The Trentadues were among the first to plant new vines in Sonoma County after Prohibition.   They own over 200 acres in Alexander Valley, … Continue reading

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