Tasting Notes

Exceptional A Great Pinot 2017 Alquimista Cellars Pinot Noir, Sonoma Mountain, Van der Kamp Vineyard ($71): I realize that the price is high, but Greg LaFollette is one of the greatest winemakers in California and the attention to detail that … Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

News Notes

Clos duBois, Sebastiani *Shuttered Following the acquisition of the Clos du Bois brand from Constellation, Gallo has closed the large Geyserville winemaking facility and fired all of its staff. A similar fate occurred days later at Sebastiani ea… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t … Continue reading “News Notes”

Are Expensive Wines Better?

A group of scientists has conducted yet another analysis of the impression people get of wines when they do not know much about the subject and then are lied to about it.  Several people were given wines to taste and were told nothing about … Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back … Continue reading “Are Expensive Wines Better?”