Archive for September, 2009

My Day Trip with Chris Figgins from Leonetti

As part of W2U the buyers can opt to stay an extra day with their sponsors. I was not about to give up the opportunity of a lifetime, spending the day with winemaker Chris Figgins of Leonetti. I have this dream of becoming a great winemaker myself and what better way to accomplish this goal [...]

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Top Ten Wineries in Walla Walla, Washington

These rankings are based on across the board, overall quality of wines tasted during W2U. There were many wineries that made single varietal wines I enjoyed very much and there are many other wineries that did not participate in W2U. These Top Ten wineries are simply the best overall varietal producers in Walla Walla that [...]

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W2U Walla Walla, Washington University Trip

I just got back from Walla Walla, Washington. Walla Walla, where? This is a joke the locals apparently like to make, however for a self-professed wine geek like myself it is no joking matter. For the people who make their living in this little understood or known AVA (American Viticulture Area) in Washington State, it [...]

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St Francis Wine Dinner at Whole Foods Market~Chandler

Join Whole Foods Market at the Chandler, Arizona location, in welcoming Tom Mackey director of winemaking at St. Francis Winery in Sonoma. On Saturday, December 12th Tom will be pouring his amazing Wild Oak wines in the Asain Express area at 5:30 for only $10. At 7:00 PM Tom will then pair his Wild Oak [...]


Jeff Runquist Wine Dinner at Whole Foods Market~Chandler

Join Whole Foods Market, Chandler in welcoming winemaker Jeff Runquist from California. On Tuesday, October 27th, at 5:30 Jeff will pour his wines in the Asian Express for only $10. Jeff will then conduct a Wine and Tapas pairing for $29.99 in the Wine Bar at 7:00 PM. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. [...]

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Page Springs Cellars 2008 El Serrano Arizona Red Wine

Dark ruby color. White pepper spice, leather, a little hairspray that blew off quickly and cranberry fruit. Full-bodied. lay this one down for a couple of years, currently drinking very tight. 84 points-JAW

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Page Springs Cellars, 2008 Syrah, Keeling Schaefer Vineyard

Dark ruby color with a bouquet of sour, cherry, cola. mint and a hint of anise. Bright fruit leads to a medium mouthfeel and finish. Drink now or hold until 2011. 85 points.-JAW

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My Recent Visit With Eric Glomski of Page Springs Cellars

I recently got an invite from Eric Glomski of Page Springs Cellars in Arizona, to come up for an annual get together he has at his house to celebrate harvest. Eric is one of my favorite people in the world and a very talented winemaker. From the day that I met him we had this [...]

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