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Looking for value, bargains

Usually when purchasing wine, you get what you pay for. Yes, a $100 bottle of wine bought at a good wine shop should taste like a $100 bottle of wine. The quality, the complexity and the balance should be superb whether it is a red or white. Still, on my hamburger budget, a $100 bottle […]

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Keep a Wine Diary

This leather-bound diary from Italy was a gift from my nieces Amy and Alicia. I use it to record all my wine experiences, even when ordering wine at a restaurant or sharing a bottle at a friend's house. It was a lost weekend for my wine exploration. I was knocked off the browsing circuit with […]

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Welcome to Wine Novice

A nice old-style European wine bottle from Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Sonoma. [/caption] I visited the Jacuzzi Family Winery in Sonoma with my wife in October and I was intrigued by the beautiful grounds, but nothing attracted my attention more than this bottle, its shape, color and wonderful label. Talk about marketing, this bottle reminded me […]