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Re-discovering North Coast Pinot Noir with MacPhail Family Wines
The serendipity of a visit to the California North Coast
Wine Country triggered another ‘journey of re-discovery’, this time with the
phenomenon of Pinot Noir. Having lived there for fifteen wonderful years, I had
seen the rise of Sonoma and Anderson Valley...
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Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, 1997
When the inevitable phenomenon of “California Cult Cabs” began
it wasn’t all that clear which of the aspirants were self-anointed poseurs or
which were worthy members. There was never any question about Araujo. It entered the
elite club early on, a charter ...
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Cassoulet at Kessler's 2016: The Heart of the Matter
BettyLu Kessler's Cassoulet 2016 Cassoulet
at the Kessler’s is one of our vino-culinary adventures of the year, our
time to get back to Sonoma, Napa and Berkeley, sometimes the City, to spend time
with good friends and experience BettyLu’s cassoulet and Lou...
Cassoulet at the Kessler's is one of our vino-culinary adventures of the year, our time to get back to Sonoma, Napa and Berkeley, sometimes the City, to spend time with good friends and experience BettyLu's cassoulet and Lou's cellar with even more friends, some old, some new.
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Cassoulet at the Kesslers 2016: The Aperitif Wines
It's Cassoulet At The Kesslers 2016!  The year has rolled around again and the long awaited event is here. Lou meticulously arranges all the bottles of aperitif wine on
his bar. After a careful visual inspection he extracts each cork and tastes.
Only one wi...
Lou meticulously arranges all the bottles of aperitif wine on his bar. After a careful visual inspection he extracts each cork and tastes. Only one wine is rejected, a Fevre Grand Cru Les Clos Chablis, cursed by the foul dead hand of premox. Lou quickly selects another from his capacious cellar ...
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Chanelling Coad's Boatloads: LAN Rioja Crianza 2011
The aforesaid Chris Coad looking surprisingly boyish and handsome next to Dr. L. E. Allan, who heclearly hopes to go home with at the end of the evening. There once was a legendary wine-blogger called Chris Coad.
Well, there still is, although he keeps a lo...
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An Italian New Year's Eve at DOC
Bianco Pomice In the past few years it has somehow unintentionally become
a New Year’s Eve tradition to go out to an Italian restaurant.  In Portland one of the best is DOC , an
intimate (i.e., tiny) and charming space up in the Concordia area that is about...
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