Wine, Wineries,

Hamby Cellars

I love learning about new, small-lot, family owned wineries and how they came to be. As someone who took the medical (well, dental in my case) route career wise, I’m always fascinated when I hear about people jumping ship and following an entirely different path. Branden Hamby did just that.

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Corner 103 is the Place to Be

Have you visited Corner 103 in Sonoma, California? It’s on the corner of West Napa Street and First Street West (103 West Napa Street) in historic Sonoma Square. Founder Lloyd Davis wanted to create an environment where people could come to learn about wine and enjoy tasting in a relaxed,

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Alma de Cattleya, Wines with Soul

Alma, the Spanish word for soul, is what winemaker Bibiana González Rave’s wines are all about. She puts a lot of energy and tenacious soul into her grapes, so that they are the best quality for the wines she loves to make.

Four examples of her label, Alma de Cattleya,

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Sojourn

Who else would like to take a year-long sojourn in wine country? Not an overnight, pressed for time getaway, but a true brief stay. Even our bottles of wine sometimes feel rushed. We open them, and within minutes (or an hour or so) they’re gone. So, even if we can’t

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Big Sur Vineyards

Big Sur’s 2017 Arroyo Seco “Big Sur Red” is a Rhône style blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. Pour a glass, then another, stare into the label, and be mentally transported to the coast of Monterey County. Soar above the rugged, gorgeous coastline, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise

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Copain Wines

Copain was founded in 1999, and while they’re now owned by Kendall-Jackson, they maintain their original style of vineyard select Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Just south of Healdsburg in California’s Russian River Valley, they source fruit from several cool climate vineyards in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, and the Sonoma Coast. Their

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Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale is a natural beauty from Tessier Winery. Alive and unfiltered, hold her up to the light and you’ll witness a cloud of particles dancing in the bottle. She’s bright and dry, with such a pleasant, bubbly personality. Her name was inspired from The Velvet Underground song, a favorite

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Wine, Wine Thoughts,

Wine Lips

All red wine lovers have either experienced the attractive red wine lip stain themselves (or as it’s commonly called: Wine Mouth) or they’ve had the pleasure of gazing upon someone else’s. It happens to the best of us and is right up there with “you have something in your teeth.”

Most

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