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Wine Recommendation: 6th Sense Syrah 2009 – Lodi Appellation

Hints of Plums and Chocolate Cake. I think I have a new house red wine.  I have fallen in love with Michael David Winery’s 2009 6th Sense Syrah.  The wine is made from grapes planted by brothers Michael and David … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: Seven Daughters Winemaker’s Blend

Looking for a nice, light white wine that pairs well with seafood and spicy Asian food?  Seven Daughter’s Winemaker’s Blend is a great fit.  Pale in color, this white is named for the seven grapes blended into the wine:  Chardonnay, Riesling, … Continue reading

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Travel Report: New Orleans

Two weekends ago Mr. Darcy and his business partner, Mad Hatter, attended a work-related convention in New Orleans.  Mad Hatter’s wife, CR, and I tagged along, because even in the depths of humid, sticky, sweltering, and super sweaty August, who wouldn’t want to go … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: Masciarelli 2008 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

A few of weekends ago I spent a sunny Saturday with two of my girlfriends on an ‘adventure’ not too far from home.  We like to pick a location somewhat nearby where we live and spend the day or weekend being … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: Mankas 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Another red wine review in the middle of summer?  Shouldn’t I be reviewing crisp white wines and dry rosés to enjoy during the heat of the late afternoon?  The calendar says it’s mid-July, but is it really here in Seattle?  Earlier … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: Cline 2010 North Coast Viognier

Warm summer evenings mean that I’m drinking more white wine.  Right now I’m drawn to Savignon Blancs and Pinot Grigios but I do like to experiment, branching out to other whites depending on the food I’m serving, the mood I’m … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: 14 Hands 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Sometimes You Have to Ask For It. So I was standing in line at a store that sells various items from around the world and my ears perked up when I heard the woman in front of me chatting with … Continue reading

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