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Smith-Madrone Wines
Real Review

Wine Review: Smith-Madrone — Remarkable Wine At Alluring Prices 

Smith-Madrone Winery & Vineyards produces only estate wines from the winery’s dry-farmed vineyards. The 200-acre estate ranch encompasses the vineyard, planted over a century ago. Today the vines cover thirty-four acres in various stages of production. The tributary name of the winery honors the Smith brothers and...
Wine Insiders Wines
Business

Wine Insiders — The Real Deal Review Is Super Helpful 

I was recently provided with an opportunity to sample several wines from the direct-to-consumer online wine shop Wine Insiders. My goal in this write-up is to offer readers my real deal review about their wines and online wine shop. In these unusual times, more and more...
Tamellini Soava 2017
Bottle Notes

Quick Sip: Tamellini Soave 2017 

This ‘Quick Sip’; Tamellini Soave 2017, produced in Veneto, Italy, in the sub-region of Soave, and made of 100% Garganega grapes. Brothers Gaetano and Pio Francesco, cofounders of Az. Agr. Tamellini has a long history in vineyard cultivation, but it wasn’t until 1998 when they...
Jones Von Drehle Petite Verdot 2014
Business, News

Supporting Local Wineries 

It is no secret, many local wineries are small businesses. Wineries rely heavily on events, wine clubs, and retail and tasting room sales to keep their doors open. Throughout the wine world, the emphasis has been placed on supporting local wineries. But the call to...
APPALOOSA SYRAH COLUMBIA VALLEY 2016
Bottle Notes

Quick Sip: Appaloosa Syrah 2016 

This ‘Quick Sip’; Appaloosa Syrah 2016 produced by Claar Cellars in the Columbia Valley of Washington state. 100% Syrah made from grapes sourced from their White Bluffs Vineyard. I received this wine as part of a ‘mystery case’ wine shipment ordered from the Wine Awesomeness wine club....