Norcal Wingman on July 28th, 2010

Erik’s The Red This is a red table wine sourced, apparently, from Paso Robles.  It says so right on the bottle… I didn’t do much of a tasting on this here wine, but I do want to share it with you.  I do think that it’s worth sharing and drinking, and at $10.52 (as seen […]

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Norcal Wingman on July 27th, 2010

Well if you’re lucky like me and have a 2 year old that means that your time is a resource that is in serious deficit.  Tonight I had to figure out something that would be not only be done quick, but not be demanding on my time so I could keep an eye on the […]

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A few months back I attended the annual Make-a-Wish event at the Sonoma-Cutrer vineyards and was lucky enough to win one of the live auction lots, the Wine Experience with Tom Simoneau “The Wine Guy.” The stars aligned and we were finally able to schedule this event and get together to taste some great wine, […]

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Norcal Wingman on July 22nd, 2010

Well, it has been a long time coming, but I have been eyeballing this varietal for some time.  Ever since I started blogging I have read posts and reviews of this Grüner Veltliner but up until tonight I have not had the pleasure of acquaintance.  Tonight we had a nice chicken dinner with some garlic […]

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Norcal Wingman on July 19th, 2010

Hey who thought that anyone would actually be interested in what I have to say?  Anyhow, Wayne Kelterer of  A Long Pour (Fifty-two weeks with California Wine), a very cool blog about California Wineries and winemakers, asked some fun questions.  Go over and check it out, you might just find some dirt on me! Wayne, […]

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I discovered this Pinot Noir while volunteering at the Russian River Valley Single Night, this was (IMHO) the best Pinot of the bunch, no offense to the others, it’s my palate after all!  Here’s a link to the wine I am tasting here: Porter Creek, Russian River Valley Estate Clearly I need to have a […]

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Norcal Wingman on July 15th, 2010

It was hard for me to work up the motivation for doing up a “Not Bad” this week.  The wife is out of town on business and that means I’m on 100% Daddy Detail.  Keeping up with a two-year-old boy is a full-time job, to be sure.  I have nothing but mad respect for stay-at-home […]

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Norcal Wingman on July 14th, 2010

In preparation for Ravenswood’s second annual tattoo coming out party (which I am going to miss because of a scheduling conflict…Damn it!) I have to review one of the two wines I received courtesy of  Kristen Wastell the Ravenswood Visitor Center Manager.  I have been proudly sporting my Raven laden ink since my twenty-first birthday.  […]

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Norcal Wingman on July 12th, 2010

To be honest I have been slightly dreading reviewing this wine, I had an unfortunate experience with my first of the Concannon “Selected Vineyards” wines, the 2007 Concannon Shiraz I reviewed previously was not so good.  Well, I’ve worked up the nerve to give the other sample, they so graciously provided, a try.  This time […]

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I caught a streak of inspiration the other day while checking out a guest post on Tim Hilcove’s Weekly Wine Journal by Mike MacKinnon.  He put together a beautiful pork loin and it must have made an impression, because when “The Wife” mentioned to me that we were hosting some guests on Monday evening I […]

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