Wine of the Week- Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2020

July 18th, 2024

Castello di Farnetella 2020 Chianti Colli Senesi Sale Price: $10.99       Reg. Price: $15.99 In 1981 the Poggiali family, owners of the winery Felsina, purchased the Farnetella estate because they recognized the unique quality of the grapes from this Colli Senesi Chianti producer. The relatively high altitude vineyards of Farnetella are found 560 meters…

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French Wine Sale through July 21st!

July 11th, 2024

Bastille Day Wine Sale 20% off 375ml thru 1L bottles of French Wine* Now through Sunday, July 21st With the French National Celebration taking place on July, 14th we’ve put all of the French wine on sale. Stop by until the 21st of this month and a half to stock up on your favorite French…

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Well Hot Dog, We have a Wiener

July 9th, 2024

To celebrate the fourth we were invited by some friends to their annual pig roast, and it was a lovely time. The food was scrumptious, the people were delightful, and the children were… children. I always like to roll in with a cooler of tasty beverages, but I think it’s worth considering carefully what beverages…

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South African Wine Sampler

July 9th, 2024

South Africa’s Finest 6 Bottle South African Wine Sampler This Sampler’s Price – $90 Full Retail – $118.94 We were recently visited by Lindile Ndzaba, founder of Khayelitsha’s Fines Wines, from South Africa while he was traveling in the states promoting the wines that he makes under the KFW label. Something that we share in…

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I Think I Might Need Glasses

July 2nd, 2024

One of the mystical powers attributed to the sommelier class is their ability to smell and taste a wine without seeing the bottle, and tell you the grape, the country, the vintage, and the demeanor of the migrant worker from Latveria who picked the fruit. What is this superhuman ability, could a mere mortal ever…

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Wine of the Week- Iron Horse Unoaked Chardonnay

July 2nd, 2024

Iron Horse Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay 2020 Sale Price: $19.99 Regular Price: $27.99 Enjoy this wine on a warm sunny day- it’s fresh, bright and tropical. Unencumbered by oak overtones, this perennial favorite has lots of compelling qualities to offer. Chill it to about 65 degrees and find it a great companion for a variety of…

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Wine in an Italian Style

June 25th, 2024

This past week marked the last wine tasting in a series of 7 tasting events in 8 weeks, and man what a time it’s been. We’ve tried wine from Oregon to Spain, rosé from all over, and saké from Japan back to wine from the Italian peninsula. The selection of Italian wines that we tasted…

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Saké: Now with More Rice!

June 22nd, 2024

This past week we had Chris Johnson from World Sake Imports in to present a selection of saké from his company’s portfolio, a fine lineup of the stuff in my opinion. Afterwards, longtime reader and frequent saké enthusiast Jeb noted that I hadn’t written a column on sake, and I thought, well that can’t be…

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!

June 11th, 2024

A while back, regular reader and wine enthusiast Bill asked me about buttery Chardonnay. How, why, and what’s the deal? Aside from the base material (grapes) in the grand scheme of what a wine tastes like, yeasts, bacterias, and oak are some of the primary contributors to flavor. In the mid-twentieth century when the pinnacle…

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Wine of the Week- Monte Volpe Vermentino

June 11th, 2024

Graziano Family Monte Volpe Vermentino 2021 Special Price $12.99 Greg Graziano’s family has been farming grapes in Mendocino County, CA since the late 1890s. A few years back, he wowed us with his winemaking finesse here at State Line and many of us became solid and loyal fans since. Vermentino is a light-skinned grape variety…

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