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Claypool Cellars

“I’ve got my pride, I drink my wine. I’d drink only the finest except I haven’t earned a dime in several months… or were it years?” ~Aloysius Devadander Abercrombie (that’s long for Mud).

If you grew up in the late 80’s/early 90’s, listened to the radio or watched music videos,

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Pech Merle

Pech Merle (“pesh-mael”) translates to “cave under the hill” in Occitan. It’s also the name of a great boutique, family-owned and ran winery in Geyserville, California. If you visit their tasting room you might get to sit on a ski chair lift, chat with the owners, or meet a winery

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Breaking Bread Pet Nat

What an interesting time this is… as I’m sipping on and writing about Breaking Bread’s awesome Pet Nat, the entire world seems to be closing due to COVID-19. While Italian’s are on lockdown, they’re singing to each other from their balconies in Rome. Over in California, Santa Clarita Valley’s Sheriff

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Endless Crush

Do you have someone in your life who you consider just beautiful, inside and out? They’re of course visually appealing, but once you get to know them, and all of their wonderful qualities, you can’t help but find them even more beautiful? If that special someone was a bottle of

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These are a few of my favorite things

Big ABV’s that purr like sweet kittens, stellar wine shops with worldly selections, some were for free, some were paid for by me, these are a few of my favorite thinnngs… When the acid bites, when the balance sings, when my liver is sad, I simply recall some of my

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Zinfandel Day

Four bottles of California Zinfandel wine

Zinfandel is one of those wines I’ve always had either a big love or strong dislike relationship with. Many years ago, when I first tried Zin, I came across inexpensive grocery store bottles that tasted like cooked, grape stew jam. Then there was the sweet White Zinfandel craze, which many

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Mettler Family Vineyards

Mettler Family Vineyards, Straight Outta Lodi

Considering themselves farmers first, the Mettler family is a hands-on winery, personally managing the entire process — from growing grapes, harvesting, making the wine, to selling and trucking. They’re Certified Organic and Sustainable, all while using minimal water. With a family history dating back six

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