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A day of wine tasting in Lodi ended with the perfect capper - dinner at Rosewood Bar & Grill. We had a delicious meal - sablefish for me and pork loin for the hubby. Washed down by a bottle of Sorelle Winery Primitivo. A very nice wine, restrained, nice tannins, definitely not jammy. Great food ...and a nice food wine. ———————————————— #lodi #lodicalifornia #lodiava #lodiwine #lodiwinecountry #lodiswinesocial #primitivo #sorellwine #wine #primitivowine #rosewoodbarandgrill #downtownlodi #visitlodi #visitlodiwinecountry

Chinese Steamed Multiple Preserved Hams #chineseculture #steamed hams #chinese food

Chinese style photograph12 #Chinese #Chinatrends #Chinaclassic

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3 Days 20 Hours Ago

A hard week called for a very high quality wine. I reached for this 2014 Joseph Swan Zinfandel from vineyards in Sonoma County’s Russian River AVA. This is definitely not your classic fruit-bomb Zin. 13% alcohol. Sure, there’s plenty of fruit but also bright acidity - a really balanced wine. ———————————————————- #sonoma #sonomacounty #sonomavalley #sonomavalleywine #russianriver #russianrivervalley #russianriverava #josephswan #josephswanvineyards #zinfandel #zinfandelwine #visitsonoma #visitrussianriver

China top actress 2018 Xiaotong Guan #Chinese #Chinastars #Chinesebeauty

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6 Days 22 Hours Ago

If you love Cabernet Franc ....try the CF from Ehlers Estate in Napa Valley. We did a tasting of their 2015 and recently-releases 2016 at home. Both delicious but the 2015 was more “ready”. We’ll let the rest of the ‘16’s in the cellar rest for a while. ———————————————— #ehlersestate #ehlersestatewinery #cabernetfranc #cabfranc #cabfranclove #napavalleylife #winecountry #winecountryliving #winetasting #winery #vino #vinotinto #redwine

Yangleduo is so tasty, can’t help drinking all 6 bottles one-time…#drinking #chineseonlinetrend #meme #amusingpicturesinchina #funnypictures

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7 Days 23 Hours Ago

I’ve often heard people say that Zinfandel is a “classic American grape.” Ha! Turns out it is a classic Croatian grape - the unpronounceable “Crljenak Kastelanski” (also called Tribidrag). We enjoyed this 2015 Crljenak Kastelanski at a friend’s house from Matela Winery. Not jammy like your “classic American” Zin. More earthy, plenty of acid, stewed fruits, a bit of funk. $34 in our web wine store (link in profile). ——————————————————— #zinfandel #zinfandelwine #originalzin #crljenakkaštelanski #crljenak #tribidrag #iamtribidrag #kastela #winesofcroatia #croatiafulloflife #croatianwine #crackingcroatianwine

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8 Days 21 Hours Ago

A dinner with friends was the perfect occasion to steal a bottle from our inventory - a 2014 Touriga Nacional from Quinta da Ponte Pedrinha from the Dão region in Portugal. A really lovely wine - and a bargain at $17 in our web wine store (link in profile). —————————————————— Tasting notes: This wine has a beautiful dark violet color. On the nose, this wine is very aromatic with strong notes of red fruit, earth and spice. On the palate, blueberry, plum, blackberry, and cocoa mix with a hint of violet. Tannins are strong as is the acidity but the wine is very balanced. Long and strong finish. —————————————————— #portugal #portuguesewine #winesofportugal #daowine #daowinelover #vinho #touriga #touriganacional #quintadapontepedrinha #winenight #winelover #wineo #wineoclock

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10 Days 19 Hours Ago

I’ve had orange wines before ....but this 2007 Shavnabada wine from the country of Georgia was by far the orangest of them all! Made from the Georgian grape Rkatsiteli, this wine is as traditional as you can get. Hand harvested. Foot trodden in the traditional Georgian Satsnakheli press. And macerated and aged in the traditional Quevri for NINE years before bottling. There is not much fruit on the nose or palate - dominant notes of toasted almond. It resembles a sherry. We do not sell this wine but it has inspired a future scouting trip to the region. ————————————————- #wine #georgianwine #georgianwines #winesofgeorgia #quevri #quevriwine #shavnabada #shavnabadamonastery #rkatsiteli #exoticwine #winegeek #orangewine #orangewines

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11 Days 23 Hours Ago

There aren’t many cooler spots to spend an evening in Napa than the Archer Hotel. Fantastic Happy Hour with @roomanouche where we had a chance to open one of the wines we are evaluating for possible import - 2017 Chichateau Pink Pink, a true garage wine from Serbia. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Boldly aromatic and very full-bodied on the palate. Red fruits dominate but there is also stone fruit and a hint of citrus. We think this one is worthy of the US market! ———————————————— #chichateau #chichateauvinarija #serbia #serbianwine #serbianwines #bordeauxblend #rosewine #visitserbia #winesofserbia #winegeek #winegeeks #exoticwine #exoticwines #winestagram #instawine

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12 Days 22 Hours Ago

Having kids that are over the age of 21 has many advantages, but none greater than being able to drink wine with them! @katherine_ingersoll came for spring break and brought three of her lovely school friends with her. We had a great afternoon at Ehlers Estate in Saint Helena. Our collective favorite wine was their Cab Franc. ——————————————————— #ehlersestate #ehlersestatewinery #cabernetfranc #cabfranc #sainthelena #napavalley #napa #winegirls #daughter #daughters #winecountry #winecountryliving

Have you had a Plavac Mali before? If there was an “official” red grape of Croatia it would be Plavac Mali, an indigenous grape. And if there was a classic region for Plavac vineyards, it would be the Peljesac Peninsula. This 2014 Edivo Plavac is a great example of how this wine should be made, with grapes grown in Peljesac. A beautifully dense wine. Chalky, earthy, tannic, blueberry and blackberry. Balanced and a long finish. Available in my web wine store - see link in profile. ——————————————————— #wine #croatia #croatianwine #winesofcroatia #plavacmali #plavac #peljesacpeninsula #peljesac #winetime #winegeek #winenerd #wineo #wineoclock

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14 Days 23 Hours Ago

How many of you have enjoyed Altamura wines from Napa Valley? We were first introduced to these wines at Ciccio restaurant in Yountville, in the heart of Napa valley. Ciccio is owned by Frank Altamura, also owner of the winery. We love their Nebbiolo and were so happy to find out that we still had an ‘08 hiding away! ——————————————————— #nebbiolo #vino #napavalley #napa #woodenvalley #napavalleywine #instawine #winestagram #redwine #winelover #redwinelover #ciccionapavalley #altamurawine

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17 Days 23 Hours Ago

Have you ever enjoyed a wine made from the Žilavka grape? Today was my first, a really tasty 2016 from Citluk Winery in Bosnia & Herzegovina. With Croatian or Bosnian grapes I always try and find a comparison to a more well-known varietal. With Žilavka, though, I don’t know what that comparison would be. This varietal is so unique in terms of flavor and texture and aroma. This wine was not oaked (Citluk does make a “Barrique” version that ages in oak) yet has such a rich texture and an amazingly deep golden color. On the palate - citrus, honey, peach, and a hint of pine. This is a full-bodied white - not overly sophisticated but beautifully balanced. Such bright acidity I would pair it with so many different foods. ——————————————————— #zilavka #žilavka #citluk #čitluk #čitlukwinery #bosniaandherzegovina #bosnia #herzegovina #herzegovinawines #mostar #mostarwinesociety #winesofherzegovina #winesofbosnia #wine

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20 Days 20 Hours Ago

You know what makes shipping wine rewarding? When the people who run the wine vault open great Napa wines and share them with you. In this case it was a 1970 BV Pinot Noir. How did this 49 year old hold up? The color was really lovely - classic Pinot coloring with no brown edging you might expect from oxidation. The aroma has red fruit and a lot of earth and smoke. Where it fell apart a bit was on the palate - the fruit/acid balance had tipped to the acid. My husband may have enjoyed it as he savors aged wines and loves strong acid - although this may have been too much. Always a treat to sample the old wines though. ——————————————————— #wine #pinotnoir #redwine #vinrouge #napa #napavalley #napavalleywine #bvwinwey #bvvineyards #winestagram #instawine #agedwine #1970vintage

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22 Days 13 Hours Ago

I’m a sucker for rivers! One of my favorite parts of visiting Willamette Valley is catching some time with the Willamette River. First time I’ve seen it surrounded by snow. ——————————————————- #willamettevalley #willametteriver #willametterivervalley #eugeneoregon #oregon #visitoregon #visitwillamettevalley #oregonwine #oregonwinecountry #willamettevalleywine #willamettevalleywinecountry

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23 Days 22 Hours Ago

Nothing on the by-the-glass list grabbed me at Sweetwaters On the River in Eugene, Oregon ...so I turned to the beer page. I always enjoy a Deschutes Brewery offering - and this Black Butte Porter is always a good choice. If you haven’t been to Sweetwaters, book a table outside on a sunny day and watch the Willamette River rush by. It’s a tradition every time I visit. ———————————————————- #beer #porterbeer #blackbutteporter #deschuttesbrewery #oregon #visitoregon #visiteugene #eugeneoregon #notalwayswine #sweetwatersontheriver #beerandfood #roadtrip

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26 Days 21 Hours Ago

How does great advertising get made? With great wines of course! One of our clients is a hot San Francisco ad agency and they sent this picture from a late-night working session with a simple note: “An ‘07 from Portugal helps you get through a late night push.” ———————————————————- This particular ‘07 is our Quinta da Ponte Pedrinha 2007 Vinhas Velhas (Old Vines) red wine from Portugal’s Dão region. Only $19 a bottle. ———————————————————- #vinho #vinhoportugues #vinhoportuguês #daowine #daowinelover #dãowine #vinhasvelhas #portugal #portuguesewine #winesofportugal #quintadapontepedrinha

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28 Days 21 Hours Ago

At my new favorite wine bar in San Francisco, Verjus in Jackson Square, I had this unusual but impressive red blend from Escoda Sanahuja in Spain’s Cataluña region. The 2016 Nas del Gegant (which in Catalan means “Giant’s Nose”) is a blend of Garnatxa, Cab Franc, Merlot and Samso (Catalan for Carignan). The wine was aged for six months in Amphora. This wine was delightfully funky - both aromatically and on the palate. Lots of ripe red and black fruit, earthy, mineral, and a decidedly meaty flavor. Nice long finish. ———————————————————- #verjussf #nasdelgegant #escodasanahuja #cataluna #cataluňa #catalanwine #catalanwines #winesofcatalunya #vino #vinocatalan #vinocatalán #jacksonsquare

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29 Days 19 Hours Ago

Dave Phinney’s cult/viral The Prisoner label has gotten all spiffied up on the grounds of the old Franciscan winery property. We got invited by our friends to attend a paired tasting and couldn’t say no since we’ve been passing this massive new property the past few months wondering what it would become. It is Napa chic and we are sure it’ll become a must-stop on the party bus circuit. The food was very good - they have a chef and full kitchen. The wines are aromatic, juicy, oaked up and smooth as heck. Easy to drink and priced well. ———————————————————- #vino #winestagrammer #instawine #winestagram #napavalley #napa #napawine #napavalleywine #theprisoner #theprisonerwine #wine #winecountry #winecountryliving

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2019-02-23 09:20:52

When you hear the words “master sommelier” do you automatically think words like “generous, kind, humble?” If not, it’s because you’ve never met Evan Goldstein. There are about 270 Master Somms in the world - and Evan was America’s 8th. I had the privilege of hanging out with him for a gluttonous afternoon in San Francisco yesterday, first lunching at Cotogna restaurant on Pacific (food consumed too fast for pictures) and then heading to Verjus Wine Bar around the corner for some of the best sausages I’ve had (and more wine!). At lunch we enjoyed two of my wines - a Galic Grasevina and Matela Crljenak Kastelanski - both from Croatia. Evan is a well-known fan of underdog wines and wine regions and was drawn to the Croatian wine story for that reason. If you haven’t been to Cotogna or Verjus, what are you waiting for? ——————————————————— #cotognasf #verjussf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscofood #crljenakkaštelanski #graševina #galicwinery #matelawines #foodandwine #jacksonsquare #winelife #mastersommelier