Wineries

Vintner Vignette: Cliff Lede

In the charming little town of Napa Valley’s Yountville, sits a lovely winery that TOTALLY ROCKS. When vineyards sport names like Bohemian Rhapsody, Cinnamon Girl, Dazed & Confused and Solsbury Hill, you know you’re someplace special.

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Woot, It’s Ladies Night!

  They’re heeeeeere! Yes it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Or dreading. Our very first 50 Shades of Grape LADIES-ONLY Review. (Or should that be REVUE?) Who knows? Either way you spell it, we’re having way too much fun with this one! Check out our latest bottle of yummy goodness (and our moustaches) and…

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Vintner Vignette: Michael Talty

  Woohoo it’s our very first Vintner Vignette, where we talk directly with winemakers to help you learn more about them, their wine and their clubs. We thought it would be fun to break the ice with one of our favorite winemakers in Sonoma County, Michael Talty, owner and winemaker of Talty Vineyards and Winery.…

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Who Has The Munchies?

  The wine in our video review this week, reminded *some of us* of our youth and of a certain aromatic plant often associated with Doritos… I’m just sayin’.

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We’re On Fire!

  This week’s video wine review is red, hot and nowhere near blue! You’ll notice we had entirely too much…fun making this one. This is one of our favorite wineries and we hope you’ll join their club and give ’em a try too!

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Shhhhh, It’s a Big Fat Secret!

  Our most recent video wine review is a blind tasting! Fun! Ed decided Laura and I should have a go at guessing what was in the decanter. How do you think we did? Watch and find out!

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Movin’ Pictures About Wine!

  Woot! Lookie here, our first video wine blog is up! We reviewed a wine from August Briggs, one of our favorite wineries. Tell us what you think of August Briggs in the comments section and check back soon for a new entry!

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Counting Is Hard!

Blind Tasting

We wanted to sharpen our palates in preparation for the epic 50 Shades of Grape wine country tour in September, so in a moment of idiocy, we said, “HEY I KNOW! LET’S DO A BLIND TASTING!” After six bottles, no food and choruses of, “Oooh awesome nose!”, “Smells like a barn!”, “Yummy notes of black…

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Pre-Trip Tasting: June Ray Ashlow Cabernet 2008

According to their site, Paola Sordoni and┬áJuneRay Wines are “dedicated to bringing you ultra-premium red wines of the highest character.” Their flagship wine, Ashlow, is limited to 600 BOTTLES. Not 600 cases…600 individually hand-numbered bottles. This wine is a young whippersnapper. Plan on decanting for a minimum of two hours and swirling the heck out…

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Pre-Trip Tasting: Ona Anakena Malbec 2009 Rapel Valley

Ona Anakena

Hanging out in the mountains this weekend, we decided we’d better keep up with our wine country training and with more than a few of our crew enamored of Malbec this year, we dived (dove?) into a bottle of 2009 Ona Anakena from Chile’s Rapel Valley. The deep garnet color on this wine is intoxicating…

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