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Let’s go hike to Table Rock!

Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2008 Wine Tasting

A hiker’s view of The Palisades, above the Napa Valley floor. Image source: yelp.com. Table Rock is a flat rocky outcrop surmounting The Palisades, a craggy set of cliffs on the northeast edge of Napa Valley, prominently visible from downtown Calistoga. Walking the trail to Table Rock, high above the vineyards of the valley, you [...]

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The wineries of Kick Ranch

Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2008 Wine Tasting

Dick Keenan of Kick Ranch Vineyards and Carica Wines, in a follow-up from October’s Wine Bloggers Conference, sends along the following note: [Friday, October 24th] turned out to be a perfect day for tasting some of the best Syrah, Petite Sirah, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc from Kick Ranch, including our own Carica Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah [...]

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The wineries of Kick Ranch

Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2008 Wine Tasting

Dick Keenan of Kick Ranch Vineyards and Carica Wines, in a follow-up from October’s Wine Bloggers Conference, sends along the following note: [Friday, October 24th] turned out to be a perfect day for tasting some of the best Syrah, Petite Sirah, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc from Kick Ranch, including our own Carica Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah [...]

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The Wine Bloggers Conference 2008 is affixed to my head

Date: Sun, Nov 2, 2008 Wine Tasting

It’s amazing what can happen after you make the decision to start blogging. I’ve been at it just shy of three years, and I couldn’t have surmised three years ago where it might someday take me. Yet I’ve now enjoyed the rare good privilege in this past year to attend both last weekend’s First Annual [...]

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The Wine Bloggers Conference 2008 is affixed to my head

Date: Sun, Nov 2, 2008 Wine Tasting

It’s amazing what can happen after you make the decision to start blogging. I’ve been at it just shy of three years, and I couldn’t have surmised three years ago where it might someday take me. Yet I’ve now enjoyed the rare good privilege in this past year to attend both last weekend’s First Annual [...]

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WBW#50: Into the Land of Rancho San Antonio and the Torremoyon

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2008 Wine Tasting

“Follow me, señor.” The voice spoke to me in a baritone, richly smooth in timbre, uniquely Castilian in tongue, yet it was coming from inside my head. Or so it seemed. Willingly, I shouldered my Camelbak, and complied with the voice. Along the gentle western grade of Rogue Valley Trail I followed the voice, stepping upward through [...]

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WBW#50: Into the Land of Rancho San Antonio and the Torremoyon

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2008 Wine Tasting

“Follow me, señor.” The voice spoke to me in a baritone, richly smooth in timbre, uniquely Castilian in tongue, yet it was coming from inside my head. Or so it seemed. Willingly, I shouldered my Camelbak, and complied with the voice. Along the gentle western grade of Rogue Valley Trail I followed the voice, stepping upward through [...]

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WBW#50: Into the Land of Rancho San Antonio and the Torremoron

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2008 Wine Tasting

“Follow me, señor.” The voice spoke to me in a baritone, richly smooth in timbre, uniquely Castilian in tongue, yet it was coming from inside my head. Or so it seemed. Willingly, I shouldered my Camelbak and complied with the voice. Along the gentle westward grade of Rogue Valley Trail I followed the voice, stepping upward through [...]

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On wine, sunsets, and real-time proclivities

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2008 Wine Tasting

In the mercurial materiality that is my life, I sometimes find that I’ve got the gumption to read all I can about a particular wine. Often, I’ll have designs on pairing the wine with a meal I’ll be sharing with friends; sometimes I merely want to experiment in the kitchen, then reap the rewards of [...]

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On wine, sunsets, and real-time proclivities

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2008 Wine Tasting

In the mercurial materiality that is my life, I sometimes find that I’ve got the gumption to read all I can about a particular wine. Often, I’ll have designs on pairing the wine with a meal I’ll be sharing with friends; sometimes I merely want to experiment in the kitchen, then reap the rewards of [...]

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If you’re a member of Open Wine, stay tuned for a newsletter

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2008 Wine Tasting

Just taking a moment to share a little bit of news with those of you who are members of the Open Wine Consortium and/or are registered to attend the First Annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa next month. I’ve been working on a newsletter at the gracious behest of Joel Vincent, who originally [...]

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If you’re a member of Open Wine, stay tuned for a newsletter

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2008 Wine Tasting

Just taking a moment to share a little bit of news with those of you who are members of the Open Wine Consortium and/or are registered to attend the First Annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa next month. I’ve been working on a newsletter at the gracious behest of Joel Vincent, who originally [...]

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #50: Which wine, which wilderness?

Date: Sun, Sep 28, 2008 Wine Tasting

50 can be a very special number, a golden milestone that speaks of advancement and achievement, the fruits of passion, efforts worth celebrating. This month, I’m pleased to be hosting the 50th Wine Blogging Wednesday (WBW), a monthly online wine tasting event that, for 50 months running, has been a cooperative endeavor of the wine [...]

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #50: Which wine, which wilderness?

Date: Sun, Sep 28, 2008 Wine Tasting

50 can be a very special number, a golden milestone that speaks of advancement and achievement, the fruits of passion, efforts worth celebrating. This month, I’m pleased to be hosting the 50th Wine Blogging Wednesday (WBW), a monthly online wine tasting event that, for 50 months running, has been a cooperative endeavor of the wine [...]

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