Two Cameron Hughes wines we like now

Balanced Chardonnay from Cameron Hughes

The two vintage years of 2012 and 2013 in California have been excellent both in terms of quality and quantity. Negociants like Cameron Hughes have benefited because growers have more grapes to sell and wineries have extra juice, more than they can … [Continue reading]

Whole Foods Olive Oil Tasting

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I have been a participant in olive oil tastings, but never conducted one myself. The folks that do PR for Whole Foods Stores asked if I would like to do an olive oil tasting of Whole Foods brand of olive oils. I thought sure, why not, it sounds like … [Continue reading]

Highway 12 Sonoma Red Blend 2012

Highway 12 Sonoma Red

Highway 12 Sonoma Red Blend 2012 Costco $12.99 My neighbor a couple of doors away is a red wine drinker and he invited me over to taste a glass of red that he termed "one of the best wine bargains I have found in years." Craig liked the wine so … [Continue reading]

Mas Donis Barrica – a delightful Montsant wine bargain

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Mas Donis Barrica - a delightful Montsant wine bargain From the Capcanes Cellars in the D.O. Montsant in Spain, this is a fantastic wine bargain. It is $12.99 at the Spanish Table. Both KL Wines and Wine.com are sold out and will not be able to … [Continue reading]

Any wine bargains at Whole Foods?

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Everyone knows the old saying about shopping at Whole Foods. "We call Whole Foods,  Whole Paycheck!"  I do shop frequently at Whole Foods in San Mateo, and I believe if you are a careful shopper you can find plenty of good prices and not spend … [Continue reading]

Searching for Portuguese Red Wine

Portuguese red wines

Portuguese Red Wine Taste Off - September 2, 2014 At our bimonthly meeting of the Vintage Wine Tasters, we blind tasted six Portuguese red wines, all under $20 a bottle. Vintage Wine Taster Mike was in charge of the Portuguese red wine tasting. The … [Continue reading]