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Christmas Party

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

I attended a fellow Wine Gang members party last night put on by LeSoccer. Nice size crowed with a great mix of wines out to taste. Unfortunately I did not catch the name of the first bottle that had been decanted out. It was a 25 year old Spanish Rioja. It had the old world [...]

Trying Tequila

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Chico, California USA — I got a little long winded here. If you just want the tasting notes skip to the end, but you’ll miss out on all my incredible story telling and use of Spanish swear words. My old neighbor in Sacramento used to stand in front of his house on Cinco de Mayo [...]

Monk’s (used to be a) Wine Bar

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Chico, California USA — I thought this was a Wine Bar. I’ve been here before. I’ve had Schramsburg Champagne here. I’ve shared bottles of St. Amant Tempranillo here. Didn’t I? I was confused. It looked the same, A funky collection of chairs, couches and tables tucked into various corners offering both intimate and group seating [...]

Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

March 10, 2007, I also visited another merchant hosting a nine bottle Sauvignon Blanc tasting. The selected wines were: * 1998 Pezzi King Dry Creek Valley – $12.99 * 1998 Matanzas Creek Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa – $15.99 * 1998 Duckhorn Napa Valley – $17.99 * 1998 Mayacamas Napa Valley – $17.99 * 1998 Napa Wine [...]

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