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    8 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

    Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 - Fall 2014 Edition

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    8 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

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      Northwest Wine Round-up September 15th to 22st 2014

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      New Issue of The SOMM Journal Features Zinfandel from Croatia

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      2 readers - By Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines

      9th CoCo Wine & Culinary Festival Features Wine, Food, Music, Art

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      1 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

      2011 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel Keeping an eye on my Ridge...

      … 2011 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel Keeping an eye on my Ridge lest some pesky Kansas City Royals fan tries to take it! This is some benchmark stuff. Rich blackberries and raspberries macerated with aged balsamic and brown sugar into a decadent syrup. Pine needles. Great acidity to keep all this decadence in check on the palate. GO GIANTS!!! 4/5 bones $$ Zinfandel, Petite Sirah 13.8% abv Sonoma County, California, USA …

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012

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      1 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Living The Dream — Making Organic Wine — Part 1

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      The Week in Zinfandel (10/13/14)

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      4 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

      Matching Cheese and Wine

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      2 readers - By Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines

      Budget Friendly Wines for Budget Friendly #SundaySupper

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      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

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