Archive for November, 2009

Review of Arizona Wines from Festival at the Farm.

Hi wanted to give Congrats To Rhonni and all the folks at the Arizona Wine Growers for a great event at the Farm at South Mountain. You could not have asked for a more beautiful day and location to have this event. I was able to taste all the wines at the event and I’ll [...]

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Arizona Wines at Farm at South Mountain 11-22-09

Well if you have never been to the Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix you are missing out. This just happens to be the location where I got married to my beautiful wife Linda. Not only is Quiessence restaurant located here but it is also an awesome, oasis get away spot in an otherwise concrete [...]

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D’Vine Bistro/Winebats Zinfandel Festival

I just got back from a tasting of 25 different Zinfandels at D’Vine Bistro in Chandler, AZ. David and Mark from D’Vine are great guys I’ve known for awhile. This tasting was sponsored by Winebats a great group of wine lovers. Aaron Lemming is the organizer. So let me give you the Top 10 list [...]

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Southern Wine and Spirits 90+ Wine Tasting

Last night I went to a wine tasting put on by Southern Wine and Spirits at the Valley Ho’s roof-top terrace. It was a beautiful night and there were some real gems I got to try. Here is a list of wines that I thought were outstanding. Acrobat Pinot Gris- from King Estate-some residual sugar [...]

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Many thanks to Jeff Runquist for his visit.

My Jeff Runquist wine tasting and tapas dinner was a great success. We had 82 people attend and Jeff’s R wines were amazing as always. His Petite Sirah still remains my all time favorite followed by the Sangiovese, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Primitivo. We had many compliments on the food prepared by Cynthia Tom at [...]

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