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Passagem tawny cropped Passagem N.V. Tawny Port (500 ml) $19.99
One of those wines we seldom think of until it’s too late, this style of Port shines when served on cold winter nights with nuts, dried fruits or even really good chocolate!

Torbreck Struie Label - resized for Feature Torbreck 2012 Shiraz “The Struie” $52.99
“Ohhhh, I am a lumberjack and I’m OK, I sleep all night and I work all day…” Sorry, I channel Monty Python whenever I hear the word “Lumberjack”.  So when I heard Torbreck’s owner was a lumberjack who named his winery for the Scottish forest where he developed a mad set of blisters prior to growing wine, well, the song has been running through my head ever since…  An exceptional example of this style of Syrah.

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Latest Posts

Where the hell is Swabia!? Wine Lovers need to know.

Jon Bonné, the NY ex pat who moved to SF to write about wine for many years, then moved BACK to NY to get married, has penned an opus to a rising-star wine region – Germany’s Baden-Württemberg and W. Bavaria –  a region collectively known as Swabia.   Now, most of my education in the German […]

Wine-Friendly Recipe – White Bean Crostini (Appetizer)

  Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for  drizzling 3 garlic cloves, minced and 1 whole clove, peeled 2 1/2 cups cooked white beans, or drained and rinsed canned beans 2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 baguette, cut into 24 […]

Book Review – Karen MacNeil’s Wine Bible (2nd Edition)

Amazon describes this book as “The #1 Best Seller” in their Wine Collecting category. Do I really need to say more? What can I add that the intelligence of the collective community hasn’t already said by voting with their credit cards?  Just my opinion, I guess. Which one might see as sycophanitc burbling.  You see, this […]

Wine & Food Pairing Recipes

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