Author Archives: Bruce

Piedmont Pleasures!!

This is going to be a short and sweet. Did you hear weather, COLD WEATHER, is coming. Brrrr! Panic in the streets shall ensue, and I want to get to you all before you’re glued to your FB feeds. Oh, wait, you already are glued to FB. The only way to fight that is to…

Cellar Selections: Your future is assured!

A few holiday indulgences to ponder, for yourself, for a gift, for whatever reason you want. They are a bit outside of our normal offerings but totally worth every penny. It seems if ever there was a time to pamper and indulge oneself, this is it! See the bottom of the offering for special mixed…

Oregon Pinot Noir: The Post-Election Hangover Cure!!

I know some may be expecting some sort of political rant right now, but after the shellacking the Elephant administered to the Donkey, where smug smiles were wiped off ready-to-party liberal faces across the country courtesy of a once again inept Dem political machine, I’m not really in the mood. Now I’m by no means…

Oregon Wine Fest, Fall ’16!!!

Just looking at the list below of ridiculously talented Oregon winemakers and their wines, you know you’re in for a treat this Saturday, October, 29, from 2:00-5:00pm. Not only can you taste, FOR FREE, each and every wine listed, but you’ll also get a chance to talk to and get to know the people behind…

California Dreaming: 2014 Ridge Vineyards Petite Sirah “Lytton Estate”

2014 Ridge Vineyards Petite Sirah "Lytton Estate"
$41.95 bottle/ $227.00 -1/2 case

Oh, boy!! We’ve been waiting a long time for this to land, and now that it is here it exceeds expectations on all levels! An absolutely drop dead gorgeous Petite Sirah that has Ridge’s trademark intensity, class, and sense of boundless energy. This is what other petite sirah’s hope to be when they grow up!…

World Wide Pleasures!!

I keep being offered proof that the quality of winemaking from around the world has never been better. No matter what your pricing comfort zone you can find something quite extraordinary to keep you and yours very happy. As evidence…. *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    * 2012 BODEGAS VOLVER “Tarima Hill” Monastrell…

Intro To Wine: the basics and more!

This is a two session class that will run from 6:30-8:30 on two consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 5th and 12th, which will cover the basics of wine appreciation. You’ll find out why it is actually a good thing to swirl, sniff, and taste in that oddly intriguing way. What to look for when you taste a…

Superb Saint-Chinian: 2013 Domaine de Cambis!!

2013 Domaine de Cambis Saint-Chinian "Carnet du Voyage"
$23.95 bottle/ $229.00 case

According to the Cambis website, “Carnet de Voyage is an ode to discovery and to travelling. We think that we have succeeded in making the taster of this wine travel while drinking it.” Believe me, it worked! I just tried this incredible red wine this past week and was absolutely blown away at the quality…