Monthly Archives: August 2016

Blair Estate: 2013 Pinot Noirs from Arroyo Seco

This is our first opportunity to review the Pinot Noirs of Blair Estate.  Owner, Jeffrey Blair, established this micro- winery a few years ago in Arroyo Seco and began producing excellent premium Chardonnays and Pinot Gris.  The Pinot Noirs are … Continue reading

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Francis Ford Coppola: New Releases and Virginia Dare’s The Lost Colony

The Francis Ford Coppola Winery is among the few wineries in California that offer a wide variety of high quality wines at affordable prices. Maintaining quality year after year is not an easy task, but Coppola manages to do so with … Continue reading

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Wollersheim Wines of Wisconsin: Links to Haraszthy & Beaujolais

Agoston Haraszthy, a 19th century Hungarian immigrant who created Wisconsin’s first winery and later became the father of California wine, and Philippe Coquard (shown here), a 20th century French immigrant from a Beaujolais winemaking family with four centuries of winemaking … Continue reading

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More Value Wines from Bulgaria

Last year we had the opportunity to taste a selection of fine Bulgarian wines imported to the U.S. by Parallel 43 of Alexandria, VA. Impressed by the quality of the wines and their modest prices, we agreed to taste a … Continue reading

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Gary Farrell Winery: New 2014 Releases of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

This year we have the pleasure to once again review the new releases of the Gary Farrell Winery for our readers.  Gary Farrell is one of California’s preeminent producers of distinctive vineyard designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  Although Gary Farrell … Continue reading

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