Will We Ever Understand French Wine?

For The Fear of Complexity. Will We Ever Understand French Wine? To truly understand the bizarre nature of French wine labeling and categorizing, you’d be better off with a law degree than a[ … ]

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1996. The Vintage. Well. Sitting here with CNN star and brother Jon drinking some of the best from California’s “hot” 1996 vintage. Tonight we’re drinking the Abreu and the[ … ]

1996 Vintage

1996. The Vintage. Well. Sitting here with CNN star and brother Jon drinking some of the best from California's “hot” 1996 vintage. Tonight we're drinking the Abreu and the[ … ]

Will California Wine Prices Get Real?

The price of California wine, especially Napa Cabernet, has gone through the rough since dot com mania in 1999. But now you're starting to see many of the hard to get bottles gracing the shelves[ … ]

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Wednesday night opened the 1999 Blancaneaux from Francis Ford Coppola. The sister wine to the Rubicon, it is a blend of Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier with a bit of chardonnay thrown in. He makes 300[ … ]

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Sitting here with Jim Young discussing the probability that E.J. Gallo can produce a decent merlot for seven bucks.

Insignia Day.

I anxiously await my short drive from El Dorado Hills (near Sacramento) to Napa Valley. Tomorrow is the 4th annual Insignia Day put on by the good people at Joseph Phelps Vineyards. They will be[ … ]

Too much wine, not enough time

Yesterday I spent the better part of my afternoon updating my wine invetory and organizing the cellar. What a task. Johnee Bee, fellow Flash animator, illustrator and developer helped me through it[ … ]