07 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Themed Tasting: Sparkling

Toward the end of 2012, I took a two-day wine tasting trip with my cousin, Nicole. She lives out of the country, all the way on the other side of the world (read: Australia), and so my family and I don’t get to see her all that often. Because of these far-and-few-between visits (well…every other […]

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16 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Bucklin Ancient Vines

Bucklin Zinfandel 2008

Remember those wines I bragged about from the ZAP tasting I went to a bit ago? Here’s a quick write of one of the wines that stood out for me. It was a nice opener to what would end up being a very long day. Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel¬†2008 Ancient Vines The scoop: ¬†I […]

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28 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Normalcy in the Wine World: Regional Identification

I thought it best to quickly talk about normalcies before we fling ourselves into the world of deviance. And so, my question is…what is normal in the wine world? Let’s try to dive down and focus a bit more: what wines are considered “normal” or well-known? Maybe a look at particular well-known U.S. wine regions […]

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