Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel

The April Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel. 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 Saturday and a Bottle Note will be published shortly thereafter. 2010…

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Have I Lost my Wine Buying Mojo?

What’s happening to me? When the mailer for the 2013 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon arrived I found myself wondering If I needed more QC given I have roughly 70 bottles in the cellar. When the 2013 Dalla Valle mailer arrived I asked myself if I wanted to continue to support a winery that is raising prices again. Despite the fact…

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The Week in Zinfandel (2/15/16)

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! San Francisco Chronicles writes Do Old Vines Really Produce Better Wine? Ridge Wine Blog writes 2016 Vintage Underway at Monte Bello. Robert Whitley writes New Kid on…

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The Week in Zinfandel (2/1/16)

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 Wine Write writes Learning More About Limerick Lane. Gizmodo writes The Best Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies, Tested. Last Bottle Wines writes The Older the…

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Mailing List Fatigue

The insanity of Spring mailing list offers took on new proportions in 2016 when literally over a dozen wineries, from which I traditionally purchase, decided to release their wines on January 12 or January 19th. I don’t keep exact release date records, but seem to recall in years past, that the offers were spread out more evenly over both January…

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The Best of Zinfandel Chronicles in 2015

The end of the year is always a time to reflect on what transpired in the previous twelve months. With that in mind I took a moment to look at what posts in 2015 generated the most traffic (excluding Bottle Notes, The Week in Zinfandel and Pick My Next Bottle polls). Since many of you just recently started reading my…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2008 Syrah

The December installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2008 Syrah from some of the most iconic domestic 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. I plan on opening the winning bottle on New Year’s Eve and will…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/21/15)

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! Enobytes reviews the 2013 Edmeades Zinfandel. The Gray Report writes Where do Supermarket Sale Wines Come From? Reverse Wine Snob writes The 2015 Top 10 Red Wines…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/7/15)

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 with SLHousman writes about Paradise Ridge Winery. Mama Maggies Kitchen reviews the 2012 Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Zinfandel. Wines of Lodi, CA writes Oak Ridge Winery…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/14/15)

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! Now And Zin Wine Blog reviews the 2013 Lodi Native Zinfandel Marian’s Vineyard. San Francisco Examiner writes El Dorado County: An Unexpected Wine Region. Wine Enthusiast writes…

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