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2019 El Viejo del Valle Chardonnay (Valley Central, Chile)

2019 El Viejo del Valle Chardonnay (Valley Central, Chile).   Apple, melon, banana, pear….crisp finish. Refreshing and enjoyable!   Purchased on sale for $9.99 (originally $14.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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Legendary Central Coast Vintner, Sam Balakian, Passes Away at age 78

NEWS RELEASE   PASO ROBLES, CA, (Sept. 4, 2020) – Sam Balakian, president and winemaster of SVP Winery in Paso Robles, passed away on August 31, 2020. With a winemaking career spanning more than 50 years, Balakian was respected as one of the most experienced winemakers in California and trusted for his steadfast commitment to […]

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CAWG Statement on Smoke Exposure Events, Winegrapes and Wineries

NEWS RELEASE   SACRAMENTO, Sept. 3, 2020 – Last month’s widespread lightning storms resulted in multiple fast-moving and devastating wildfires that affected many regions of the state. More than 1 million acres have burned, resulting in lives lost, damaged structures and property, and smoke-filled days. These wildfires have produced unprecedented challenges for California’s winegrape growers […]

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2018 Bellula Chardonnay (Pays d’Oc, France)

2018 Bellula Chardonnay (Pays d’Oc, France)   Floral, apricot, pear….some melon, hint of spice, and slate on the finish.   A straightforward unoaked Chardonnay. Potential crowd-pleaser.   Purchased on sale for $12.99 (originally $18.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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Lodi Winegrape Commission Partners with SommFoundation for Masterclass and Scholarship Competition

NEWS RELEASE   Virtual Lodi Masterclass held on September 28 and 30 will be led by Elaine Chukan Brown   Lodi, CA, September 1, 2020 – The Lodi Winegrape Commission is pleased to announce its 2020 partnership with SommFoundation, one of the industry’s most progressive nonprofit organizations dedicated to the enrichment of wine and spirits […]

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2019 Adesso Cagnina di Romagna Dolce (Romagna, Italy)

2019 Adesso Cagnina di Romagna Dolce (Romagna, Italy)   100% Refosco grapes.   Sweet and juicy fruits, candied grape, smooth, and yummy! Easy drinking!   Lower alcohol at 9% abv.   Purchased on sale for $11.99 (originally $14.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC).   (Painting behind the bottle is by my dear beautiful and […]

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Sen. Dodd: UC Davis Wine Sales Bill Approved By Legislature

NEWS RELEASE   SACRAMENTO – A proposal from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow UC Davis to sell wine made by viticulture and enology students, generating funds for the university during uncertain financial times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, was approved late Sunday by the Legislature.   “With the significant challenges facing the university […]

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2018 Evodia Garnacha Altovinum (Spain)

2018 Evodia Garnacha Altovinum (Spain)   Violets, woody, and spice on the nose….juicy cherry and pepper spice on the palate and finish.   Nice value wine!   Purchased on sale for $9.99 (originally $12.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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The Debate: A strange outlier “re-imported” 2011 Beckstoffer To Kolon Missouri Hopper

The Debate, Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper   Plant Registry/Basic Permit/Brewers No (Principal Place of Business): NY-I-15547 T ELENTENY IMPORTS, T. ELENTENY HOLDINGS, LLC 66 W BROADWAY SUITE 301-304 NEW YORK, NY 10007

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Andrea Anderson Offers Free Beer & Wine Services To Wineries Who Lose a Site Due to the 2020 California Fires

Should a winery/brewery/distillery/cidery loose it’s site and need to move to another location due to the 2020 fires in California, Andrea Anderson will work for FREE to do their TTB and CA ABC paperwork. It takes a Village.   Contact me: Andreagra@aol.com; Beer & Wine Services Inc. 707 942 6911.

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