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The Story of O Wines

O Wines was established in 2006 in Woodinville, Washington by Stacy Lill and Kathy Johanson with a stated mission of funding college scholarships for low income, young women to assist them in achieving their greatest potential through education. Each bottle sold helps send young women to college through the O Wines “Opportunity for Success” Scholarship program. The College Success Foundation,…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/1/14)

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. Cheers! Weekly Wine Journal reviews the 2012 OZV Zinfandel. Dan’s Cellar Sips reviews the 2011 Harney Lane Old Vine Zinfandel Lizzy James Vineyard Lodi. Melissa Vogt writes Heritage…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/24/14)

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. Cheers! Paso Robles Daily News writes Top Local Zinfandel Wines for the Holidays. Cheap Wine Finder reviews the 2012 OZV Lodi Zinfandel. The Nittany Epicurean reviews the 2012…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2007 Syrah Showdown

The November installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on some of the very best domestic Syrah producers. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened this weekend and a Bottle Note will be…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/17/14)

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. Cheers! Cliff’s Wine Picks reviewed the 2007 Ridge Geyserville and 2009 Turley Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard. Central Coast Critic writes A Very Impressive Zinfandel. Enobytes reviews the 2011 McCay…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/10/14)

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. Cheers! The Napa Wine Project writes about Mike & Molly Hendry. W. Blake Gray writes Lodi Winemakers Strip Back Their Zinfandel. Tuscan Vines interviews Dry Creek Vineyard Winemaker…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/3/14)

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. Cheers! Wine Musings Blog writes The Great Kosher California and Israeli Zin-off (Zinfandel Challenge). Angels + Thieves writes Old Vines. A Love Story. Wine Business writes Seghesio Family…

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Wine Storage Options

Every new collector is faced with the dilemma of an active or passive wine cellar. An active cellar does not fluctuate in temperature but a passive cellar does. Conventional wisdom is that wine ages best when stored at a constant temperature of 55 degrees. On the other hand some of the great wineries in Europe have used passive underground caves…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/27/14)

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. Cheers! Cliff’s Wine Picks reviewed the 2010 Turley Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard. Rockin Red Blog writes Old World or New World: What’s Your Style. Town & Country Magazine writes…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel

The October Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel from three of the very best Zinfandel producers in the state of California. As i mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be…

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