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by Blake Brown
November 12th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Tasting with TNs
Replies: 42
Views: 2092

Re: Rhys Tasting with TNs

Well done Frank. I understand the challenge of putting on an event and being responsible to all who attend at the expense of being the geeky note taker such as I am.
by Blake Brown
November 9th, 2019, 12:46 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction

From experience (mine and others) it just seems to be the agent you get - you could get nothing but you could also get an agent who really wants to enforce the rules. I've stopped flying AF because I travel with wine virtually every trip and I don't want to take the risk. I`m inclined to agree that...
by Blake Brown
November 4th, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM UPDATED VERSION WITH A FALL 2019 UPDATE
Replies: 61
Views: 3001

Re: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM UPDATED VERSION WITH A FALL 2019 UPDATE

Went to Daalder for another stellar dining experience. They have it locked in with consistently great and creative dishes, skillful preparation and artist presentation. They still do only a 5 or 7 course pre fixe with a vegetarian option as well. Even though each dish is in the small plate/ bite cat...
by Blake Brown
November 1st, 2019, 2:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2770

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

Easy answer: the first Cristal mag I can get my hands on. As Napoleon said: " In victory you deserve champagne; in defeat, you need it".
by Blake Brown
November 1st, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 495
Views: 30927

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Did my interview the other day. Looking forward to reaping the benefits when we travel to Mexico next week and have to return to the country through LAX. You will appreciate the huge time savings- it's well worth it especially in LAX. Yes. Landed at LAX last Saturday. Line was ridiculously long. Th...
by Blake Brown
October 31st, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 495
Views: 30927

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

John Liotta wrote:
January 9th, 2014, 12:13 pm
Did my interview the other day. Looking forward to reaping the benefits when we travel to Mexico next week and have to return to the country through LAX.
You will appreciate the huge time savings- it's well worth it especially in LAX.
by Blake Brown
October 31st, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 18
Views: 1209

Re: TN: 2007 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)

I am generally a fan, but we opened a bottle of the 07 the other night, and an overwhelming skunky smell met my nose. It sort of blew off, but I have to say we finished the bottle out of duty rather than enjoyment. Never had that experience in any CdC including many 07`s and have to think that was ...
by Blake Brown
October 30th, 2019, 1:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18957

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Just heard {I'm in Amsterdam}, my dear friend, Burt Williams, had to be evacuated from his Forestville home. Burt has sadly regressed from advanced stages of Parkinsons and is bedridden, unable to speak and now ongoing home Hospice. May these fires dissipate and everyone return to their intact home.
by Blake Brown
October 29th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne and red Burgundy with dinner at La Rive in Amsterdam
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Champagne and red Burgundy with dinner at La Rive in Amsterdam

PCLIN wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 5:41 am
I went there once many years ago. Is it still One Star?
I didn't see anything to indicate they still have a star or 2, but I did find some info online: "awarded one or more Michelin stars from 1993 to 2016", so I presume they are starless.
by Blake Brown
October 29th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne and red Burgundy with dinner at La Rive in Amsterdam
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Champagne and red Burgundy with dinner at La Rive in Amsterdam

While dining at the classy upscale La Rive Restaurant in the Hotel Amstel Amsterdam AKA Intercontinental Amstel Hotel, i opted for the 6 course vegetarian pre fixe dinner after having one of the best vegetarian meals ever a few years ago. I choose to forgo the 6 glass wine pairing {the first glass w...
by Blake Brown
October 29th, 2019, 1:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 14 Paso Robles Cabs
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: Blind tasting of 14 Paso Robles Cabs

My friends love it. I absolutely loved the mixed case of Falcone wines I had recently. Quite a few years ago, John Falcone attended some of our lunch group outings at the invite of one of our members and he would bring some of his wines from the early stages, just after being bonded in 2004. We all...
by Blake Brown
October 29th, 2019, 1:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 14 Paso Robles Cabs
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: Hmmmm...

Hmmmm, Blake. Meridian CS into a Latour btl?? You are a bad person, Blake!! I recall Gary showing me the btl that ChuckOrtman made up for him. Whatta hoot that was. Looks like a really fun tasting. Tom I know, I know, that was a terrible thing to do and I haven't ever considered doing it again sinc...
by Blake Brown
October 28th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 14 Paso Robles Cabs
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: Blind tasting of 14 Paso Robles Cabs

Thanks Mike. As you have noticed, I changed the format back to the one I have used before for blind TNs. Preference? Suggestions? I did notice [grin.gif] My preference is for whatever mode you feel most comfortable writing up the notes in. Your magic is bringing such life to your notes and sessions...
by Blake Brown
October 28th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 14 Paso Robles Cabs
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: Blind tasting of 14 Paso Robles Cabs

You're mean--funny, but mean :) Lots of fun to read about the older wines in this blind, Blake---I have zero experience ageing any Paso Cabs---or any wines from there for that matter. Used to love Justin, not as much anymore. My friend Bernie is a huge fan of Austin Hope. The Daous sound big, but a...
by Blake Brown
October 28th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 14 Paso Robles Cabs
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Blind tasting of 14 Paso Robles Cabs

Our monthly blind tasting group enjoyed another event earlier this year which featured a theme of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Paso Robles appellation. One of our members hosted it on the outside patio of his home and is the custom, provided a couple of starter wines and an assortment of tasty appeti...
by Blake Brown
October 28th, 2019, 2:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM UPDATED VERSION WITH A FALL 2019 UPDATE
Replies: 61
Views: 3001

Re: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM UPDATED VERSION WITH A FALL 2019 UPDATE

Dinner last night at La Rive. Fantastic. As reported above, I opted for the 6 course vegetarian pre fixe menu {100 Euro} and chose to go with 2 half bottles of wine as opposed to their 6 glass pairing {75 Euro}. NV Ruinart BdB and 12` Bertagna les Mursers NSG 1er Cru; both really good with the red B...
by Blake Brown
October 27th, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2127

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

I thought of another one that meets the criteria for this thread. It's Morning Dew Ranch planted by my dear friend, Burt Williams of the original Williams Selyem fame. it's located high up in the hills above the barely thriving metropolis of Philo, population 349, at the very West end of the Anderso...
by Blake Brown
October 26th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2127

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

Foxen`s Tepusquet Mesa Vineyard has to qualify for both, the off the beaten path and beauty criteria. First, the winery is located on the winding, curvy narrow back road called Foxen Canyon Road. The vineyard is accessed via a dirt/ partially gravely road with potholes and ruts often too big for mos...
by Blake Brown
October 25th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM UPDATED VERSION WITH A FALL 2019 UPDATE
Replies: 61
Views: 3001

Re: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM UPDATED VERSION WITH A FALL 2019 UPDATE

I just returned for another 3+ week stay, October 21-November 13. Some changes have occurred on the local restaurant scene. As reported earlier in this thread, Job Seuren, formerly of Cafe de Klepel has joined with 3 other partners and opened Zoldering. I stopped by yesterday to check it out and alt...
by Blake Brown
October 25th, 2019, 1:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Annual Chicago winos visit - Champagne, White Burg, DRC, La La and SQN
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: TN: Annual Chicago winos visit - Champagne, White Burg, DRC, La La and SQN

Nice notes Kevin. Impressive lineup that would fit right in to the kind of evening my dinner group enjoys at especially annually for our millennium event, but, in part, on other occasions as well. For me, it always been more about the wine and the fellowship than the food, so I would have been OK wi...
by Blake Brown
October 25th, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 12 Bordeaux blends
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Blind tasting of 12 Bordeaux blends

very nice report again, Blake. I'll confess that I did like your first note best, when you specified your thoughts/guess on what the wine was---but that is my own style for doing blind, where I'm unabashed about calling out my own deficiencies :) OTOH, I almost never remember to add in what the gro...
by Blake Brown
October 24th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EDITED w/ Fred`s feedback: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration

He certainly has been not only a pioneer but a mentor to so many in our area but he does not get credit for it at all. Perhaps he's too modest, but there are so many winemakers that have come through Brander that he really should talk about it. Blake, perhaps you can get him to divulge? And not onl...
by Blake Brown
October 23rd, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 12 Bordeaux blends
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Blind tasting of 12 Bordeaux blends

At the venue:
by Blake Brown
October 23rd, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 12 Bordeaux blends
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Blind tasting of 12 Bordeaux blends

Our monthly blind tasting group enjoyed another fun night at one of our members home with a wine theme of Bordeaux blends from anywhere, but as usual, we had some deviations. It was expected to be an interesting evening with a wide range of options from all over the world available. As it turned out...
by Blake Brown
October 23rd, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EDITED w/ Fred`s feedback: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration

He certainly has been not only a pioneer but a mentor to so many in our area but he does not get credit for it at all. Perhaps he's too modest, but there are so many winemakers that have come through Brander that he really should talk about it. Blake, perhaps you can get him to divulge? And not onl...
by Blake Brown
October 18th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike on Mini-Tour--Blinds at Randy's Place
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: Mike on Mini-Tour--Blinds at Randy's Place

I'm not sure how to answer, Blake, though I am of course flattered that you'd think to use anything that I've put to electronic paper [blush2.gif]. I basically type what I write and that's how I write these---concentrating on aromatic and palate impressions first, tracking my thoughts and the group...
by Blake Brown
October 18th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day

Just about every day is champagne day in our house and since my wife is from the Netherlands, it gets internationally acclaimed as well. We did establish champagne Friday many years ago, so it is fitting this year to add another reason to pop some good bubbly. Tomorrow, Friday October 18, it'll be ...
by Blake Brown
October 17th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike on Mini-Tour--Blinds at Randy's Place
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: Mike on Mini-Tour--Blinds at Randy's Place

Yes, Blake, that makes the reporting a bit different given your group's process. Drew, I concur with my brother Evans. No Syrah elements, but hard to pick out as a nebbiolo too. This would be one to check back again in 10 years to see if it does pick up the telltales. Voerzio's are among the longes...
by Blake Brown
October 17th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day

A small group of us are getting together for a weekend offline. Champagne is definitely on the list. Tomorrow we are having 2006 Dom Pérignon and 2008 Dom Pérignon. We decided to celebrate International Champagne Day again on Saturday as well. On Saturday we are having 2002 Dom Ruinart Champagne Bl...
by Blake Brown
October 17th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike on Mini-Tour--Blinds at Randy's Place
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: Mike on Mini-Tour--Blinds at Randy's Place

Fun event Mike. And I appreciate how you went about noting the blind aspect for each bottle which I have struggled with to come up with the best way to present the blind notes and reveal the source. That's especially tricky after our monthly blind tasting group has had discussion and voted each wine...
by Blake Brown
October 17th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2287

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

Tough call as I've had many, but one that stands out is: 1998 di BRUNO GIACOSA FALLETTO di SERRALUNGA ALBA LANGHE BAROLO- this was poetry in a bottle and fortunately, my 2nd exposure having had it a couple of years ago probably from the same source; it had been decanted a couple of hours prior to se...
by Blake Brown
October 17th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day

Just about every day is champagne day in our house and since my wife is from the Netherlands, it gets internationally acclaimed as well. We did establish champagne Friday many years ago, so it is fitting this year to add another reason to pop some good bubbly. Tomorrow, Friday October 18, it'll be a...
by Blake Brown
October 15th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EDITED w/ Fred`s feedback: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration

The now-usual fantastic exposition, Blake. You do so well in storytelling as well as fine, fine notes, making me feel I was there. Glad to see the positive on the 03 Faiveley--a friend and I each have a bottle of the 2015 vintage of that. I had the Taittinger a couple weeks ago at Rob Bastuba's in ...
by Blake Brown
October 15th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EDITED w/ Fred`s feedback: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration

He certainly has been not only a pioneer but a mentor to so many in our area but he does not get credit for it at all. Perhaps he's too modest, but there are so many winemakers that have come through Brander that he really should talk about it. Blake, perhaps you can get him to divulge? And not onl...
by Blake Brown
October 15th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EDITED w/ Fred`s feedback: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Wow...

Wow, Blake...looks like a great celebration. Fred doesn’t get the credit he deserves for showing the great Bdx-like Cab could be grown in SBC after those miserable Cabs from Brooks Firestone and LouisLucas/Tepesquet. I totally agree Tom. Fred has pioneered some significant trends. concepts and prod...
by Blake Brown
October 15th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EDITED w/ Fred`s feedback: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration

brigcampbell wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 7:12 pm
That's awesome.

I was at his winery last year, the day after his birthday.

This is a photo of the bar under the winery with the dead soldiers lined up!
Love it Brig. I assume you contributed to some of the dead bodies.
by Blake Brown
October 14th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EDITED w/ Fred`s feedback: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

EDITED w/ Fred`s feedback: Fred Brander`s 69th birthday party, a stellabration

Friend, Fred Brander, of The Brander Vineyards, celebrated a birthday recently, something that he has rarely done on his actual date as it is usually harvest time, but the quirks of this season allowed for it to happen on the day. Fred did it up righteously reserving the entire Uncorked Wine Tasting...
by Blake Brown
October 14th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 6346

Re: The Taittinger Comtes Thread

I keep seeing everyone mention '04, '06, and '07, but no one seems to drink any '05. What's so bad with the '05? I've never had Comtes, but looking to try it and trying to decide which to buy. I've posted a few notes on the 05` and can easily say it is very good and more on the elegant side of thin...
by Blake Brown
October 14th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 6346

Re: The Taittinger Comtes Thread

I opened my first 2007 Taittinger Comtes tonight. It's another beautiful vintage for the Comtes, and a respectable successor to the phenomenal 2006. This is fresher and more precise than the '06, but less dense and viscous. Great flavor profile, with white pit fruit, lemon, honeysuckle. Taittinger ...
by Blake Brown
October 12th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with 06` Venoge Louis XV Brut Rose, 14` Fernand & Laurent Pillot Vide Bourse, 97` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Dinner with 06` Venoge Louis XV Brut Rose, 14` Fernand & Laurent Pillot Vide Bourse, 97` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot

A recent dinner out with friends visiting from LA included the following wines: 2006 CHAMPAGNE de VENOGE LOUIS XV BRUT ROSE- I’ve seen this very unusual shaped bottle on shelves in wine shops a few times and often wondered what was in the bottle and could it merit the high price tag affixed to it?  ...
by Blake Brown
October 12th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another dinner at Olio e Limone with 3 champers, a white Burg and 4 fab reds, Sassicaia, Oreno, Gaja Sperss,Penfolds 707
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Another dinner at Olio e Limone with 3 champers, a white Burg and 4 fab reds, Sassicaia, Oreno, Gaja Sperss,Penfolds

Kris Patten wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 9:01 am
Thanks for notes Blake. Having sold Sette Ponti for years I'd have trouble arguing with someone if the told me they'd prefer to have 3 Crognolo vs. 1 Oreno, the little guy is so good.
I'd go for that deal as well Kris.
by Blake Brown
October 12th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another dinner at Olio e Limone with 3 champers, a white Burg and 4 fab reds, Sassicaia, Oreno, Gaja Sperss,Penfolds 707
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Another dinner at Olio e Limone with 3 champers, a white Burg and 4 fab reds, Sassicaia, Oreno, Gaja Sperss,Penfolds 707

Our dinner group returned to one of our favorite local restaurants, Olio e Limone for another fabulous evening of fine wine, superb cuisine and revered fellowship. Olio is as good as any Italian restaurants in the world IMHO and I’ve dined at many top notch ones across the globe. And, they keep gett...
by Blake Brown
October 8th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A merry lunch with many merry Merlot
Replies: 1
Views: 389

A merry lunch with many merry Merlot

Our lunch group enjoyed another fine luncheon at The Santa Barbara Club with a wine theme of world wide Merlot. Most were decanted. Chef Humberto prepared a much appreciated special menu to compliment the wines: First Course Mushroom Bisque Second Course Tournedos Rossini with truffle-potato puree, ...
by Blake Brown
October 8th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening

jeffruggels wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Blake -

thanks for sharing notes. Just purchased some MONTEE de TONNERRI based on your note, sounds right up my alley and a very attractive price. Heres hoping i wish i purchased more!
Jeff,I trust your bottles will be as good as the one we had. Please post notes.
by Blake Brown
October 6th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening

M. Meer wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Olio e Limone, YUM!
Must have been a blast
And just today, I get the invite for our next wine dinner group`s outing next Tuesday at......... drum roll.........
Olio e Limone.
by Blake Brown
October 6th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening

I really enjoy the Bruno Giacosa Arneis. What's your opinion on Carizze? Worth the tariff? I had a long discussion with a tasting group recently about this classification of Prosecco. Some really like the style and think its lightness / freshness goes unmatched while others prefer other sparkling w...
by Blake Brown
October 6th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening

Good write up, BB. I'm familiar with the M-C Concordance, as I have had about 1/2 dozen of them. I've struggled with the Concordance a few times, although the most recent bottle of it was much better than a few that preceded it. The Resonance and for sure, the Eloquence bottlings, are far better. H...
by Blake Brown
October 5th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening
Replies: 11
Views: 987

3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening

Three buddies went out for dinner to celebrate our friendship and enjoy some fine Italian food and wine. We drank a little of a lot: NV VILLA SANDI VIGNA LA RIVETTA PROSECCO di VALDOBBIADEN di CARTIZZE BRUT- this Italian sparkler was crisp and refreshing and a good place to start the evening; on the...
by Blake Brown
October 2nd, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 1127

Re: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.

Clendenen and Tolmach started ABC with very little. As late as 1985 producing vineyards in this area could be had for $5000 an acre ... sometimes less. I d have to work on this more carefully but I think you could start a wine project for less than $200K The secret is in selling wine quickly Quite ...
by Blake Brown
October 2nd, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 1127

Re: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.

2) I have a memory [in the last few years] of reading about someone who was trying to grow grapes again out on Santa Cruz Island - I have a strong feeling that there was a thread about it here at Wine Berserkers - but my Google-Fu doesn't seem to be up to the task of finding that old thread. PS: Is...

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