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Sister & Brother Team

After several attempts to connect, I finally met Valentine and her brother Victor. They grew up in France and hope to bring their experience of fine wine in everyday life to us here in oil city. 236 more words

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2011 Les Cimels: Another Vintage, Another Winner

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” So said Oscar Wilde. Although we understand the poet’s spirit on the subject, there are times when consistency is preferred over any alternative. 652 more words

Peter Zavialoff

2011 Michel Gassier Nostre pais blanc. Costieres de Nimes, France. 14%

Blend of 90% Grenache Blanc, 5% Rousanne, 5% Viognier. Fermented 50% in barrels and then aged on lees for 6 months before bottling without filtering. 98 more words

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Buyers’ guide to Vintages Nov 22nd – Part One

Shakeup in the Rhône & Dynamic Global Reds
By Sara d’Amato with notes from David Lawrason

While John Szabo is busy scaling volcanoes (the life of a wine writer is a difficult and perilous job) I am only too happy to fill in with my thoughts on this week’s enormous release. 1,433 more words

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Buyers’ guide to Vintages Nov 22nd – Part One

Shakeup in the Rhône & Dynamic Global Reds
By Sara d’Amato with notes from David Lawrason

While John Szabo is busy scaling volcanoes (the life of a wine writer is a difficult and perilous job) I am only too happy to fill in with my thoughts on this week’s enormous release. 1,433 more words

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The September 2014 Dirty Dozen

On we go, into the ‘ber months! Kids are back in school, the French are back from their holidays, and here in San Francisco, it’s time for our summer! 935 more words

Peter Zavialoff

A Pair from Chateau d'or et de Gueules

I have been fortunate to taste the wines of Chateau d’Or et de Gueules at the annual portfolio tasting of Robert Kacher so I have some level of familiarity.   497 more words

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