Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (7/27/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes July Veraison and the Ultimate Beauty of Old to Ancient Vines. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2018 Prisoner Wine Company Saldo. Peg Melnik reviews the 2018…

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The Week in Zinfandel (7/20/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2018 Once & Future Zinfandel Old Hill Ranch. Edible Arts writes A Puzzle about Pairing Wine and Barbecue. Now And Zin Wine writes…

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The Week in Zinfandel (7/13/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Grape Experiences writes California Zinfandel Legends: The Producers, The Vineyards, The Wines. Enthusiast for All writes 2020 Healdsburg Wine Tasting Recap- Sweet 16. Esther Mobley writes Rock Wall Wine…

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A Funny Thing Happened While Placing My Carlisle Order

The Carlisle Summer mailer landed this past Tuesday. This particular mailer happens to include some of my favorite Carlisle wines notably the Papera Ranch Zinfandel and Pagani Vineyard Zinfandel. Around 5:30pm, Wednesday, I decided I should probably place my order. While I was scanning my inbox for the email from Mike Officer I was also deleting a variety of other…

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The Week in Zinfandel (7/6/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes A History of Lodi Winegrowing, part 9 — Lodi’s Jahant, Cosumnes River and Alta Mesa Viticultural Areas. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2017 Ridge Geyserville. The…

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The Week in Zinfandel (6/29/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Now And Zin Wine writes Great Zinfandel At Half the Price. Grape Collective writes Joel Peterson on Ravenswood’s Limbo, New Beginnings and Anniversary Bottles. Dan Berger writes The…

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The Week in Zinfandel (6/22/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2017 Rubus Zinfandel Old Vines. Dallas Wine Chick writes Grilling, BBQ and Zins: Synonymous with Summer. Sean Sullivan and Paul Gregutt write Pinot…

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Buying more Italian Wine

I’ve been buying wine for almost 30 years now. For the most part I have no regrets about the current composition of the wine cellar. I am pretty sure though if I started this hobby again I would have bought more Italian wine. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve bought a lot of Italian wines over the years. Wines like Tignanello…

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The Week in Zinfandel (6/8/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes A History of Lodi Winegrowing, Part 6 — Lodi Begets Seven Nested AVAs. ZAP Wine Blog writes ZAP Grieves the Passing of Our Treasurer, Bruce…

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The Week in Zinfandel (6/1/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes A History of Lodi Winegrowing, Part 4 — Slow Transition from co-op to Independent Wineries. Zinfandel Chronicles writes Zinfandel of the Month – 2018 Seghesio…

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