Author Archives: Bruce

Global Grenache!!

It’s amazing what a difference a reasonable night’s sleep, knowing we don’t have to witness any more horrific debates that are an embarrassment to our country, AND most importantly 10 runs by the Chicago Cubs can do for one’s outlook! It’s like a whole new day…ahhhhh! Makes it much easier to be excited for not…

THE PIEDMONT GUY, Tues, Oct 25th, 5-7pm, FREE

The Piedmont Guy Importers. At least they make it easy to know where they’re coming from, right? And since I (and from experience you as well) LOVE where they’re coming from it made it an easy call when their local representative Cameron Abbott asked if he could do a weeknight wine event here at VINO….

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…

VINO Value Case #35!!

VINO VALUE  CASE #35 Enough time has gone by that you must have gone through those 12 bottles from Value Case #34, right? Assuming that is the “case”, as it were, and also assuming you still enjoy drinking very well for a pittance, then below you’ll find the latest installment of our delicious dozen bottles….

Walter Scott Wines and the Passion for Pinot!

I’ve been meaning to share this offering since I tasted through the remarkable 2014 single vineyard pinots from Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon’s Walter Scott Wines about, geez, 6 weeks ago. Things seemed to get in the way of my best intentions…vacation, life, etc….the usual first world problems. But finally I’m able to take the…