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    The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines

    09.17.2014 The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines Many things motivate the ambitious wine lover, but the curious joy of discovery often ranks highest among the forces that drive us to drink widely.

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    Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

    SEATTLE – Not a lot of Pinot Noir is made in Washington, and what is has a difficult time comparing itself with Oregon’s signature red wine grape. So Pinot Noir lovers will be rejoicing this week as Pinot in the City returns to Seattle. Some 60 Willamette Valley wineries will head north of the Columbia River for a trade and consumer tasting that takes place Thursday at Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. S.

    9 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Taste a favorite Prosecco (Colfòndo) with me in So. Cal. in October

      Do Bianchi - - 4 readers - Above: no, thankfully, I won’t be performing any Air Guitar at the tastings. There will be groovy musique however! Hope to see you at one or the other or both… I’m geeked to share the news that I’ll be pouring wines by my client Bele Casel in Los Angeles and San Diego in October, including their Prosecco Colfòndo, one of me and Tracie P’s all-time favorite wines ...

      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day One

      The Sommelier Update - - 4 readers - Once again, it was time to take my wine club on a trip to wine country. And, once again, we ventured up to the Central Coast of California, to Paso Robles. We chose to go a little earlier in the season, so we could spend some time with the winemakers, before harvest really got into full swing.

      Why a bad vintage is good, Super Tuscans @WineSearcher & a special dinner @SottoLA

      Do Bianchi - - 4 readers - Above: my good friend from college, chef Steve Samson at Sotto in Los Angeles, is going to recreate an Emilian feast next Wednesday in celebration of his parents’ Brooklyn-Bologna wedding fifty years ago. There are still seats available for the late seating. I’ll be there pouring the wines I’ve selected for the dinner. Here’s the link for more info and the story of how it came together.

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      Taste a favorite Prosecco (Colfòndo) with me in So. Cal. in October

      …Above: no, thankfully, I won’t be performing any Air Guitar at the tastings. There will be groovy musique however! Hope to see you at one or the other or both… I’m geeked to share the news that I’ll be pouring wines by my client Bele Casel in Los Angeles and San Diego in October, including their Prosecco Colfòndo, one of me and Tracie P’s all-time…

      4 readers - By Do Bianchi

      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day One

      … was experiencing and early harvest…about two to three weeks earlier than normal. Tasting room at Barr Estate As the “advanced party” for our group of 24 people, we headed out early on a Friday morning. Once we got through the Los Angeles traffic, it was easy cruising up interstate 5 to the 46 and into Paso Robles. Since we arrived before noon, we decided…

      4 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      Groovy wines tasted in LA last week & an AMAZING Sardinian

      …Purple teeth and numb gums. That’s what happens when you taste as many wines as we did last week in Los Angeles. All in all, my colleagues and I (see below) “tasted through” roughly 120 wines over the course of three days at Sotto, where we are rebooting a wine list that had lost its sense of direction and purpose. These days, there are so many…

      2 readers - By Do Bianchi

      A slice of Emilia in LA…

      …Traveling today and am slammed with work. But just had to share at least one image from last night’s Emilia dinner at Sotto in Los Angeles, where I’ve spent the week tasting and rebooting our wine list. More to come. But in the meantime, a slice of Emilia… Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in de vino. Bookmark the permalink.…

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      The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines

      … Delaski. Undaunted, the couple also began looking around the region for a house to buy, figuring that it made sense to live closer to wine country than in Los Angeles, where they both were at the time. "We went around with this realtor, and we eventually got shown this house on four acres in Los Olivos that came with three acres of Syrah in horrible…

      11 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Why a bad vintage is good, Super Tuscans @WineSearcher & a special dinner @SottoLA

      …Above: my good friend from college, chef Steve Samson at Sotto in Los Angeles, is going to recreate an Emilian feast next Wednesday in celebration of his parents’ Brooklyn-Bologna wedding fifty years ago. There are still seats available for the late seating. I’ll be there pouring the wines I’ve selected for the dinner. Here’s the link for more…

      4 readers - By Do Bianchi

      Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

      … that takes place Thursday at Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. S. Tickets are $65. The trade tasting runs from noon to 4 p.m., while the consumer tasting takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets must be ordered online. Pinot in the City debuted four years ago in Seattle. Since then, it has hit the road, making stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco…

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