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Anya’s Holiday Solution

Check us out on Facebook. Or follow us on Twitter!!! 2007 Healdsburg Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Red Wine; Cabernet Sauvignon; Napa; $10.98 2005 Old River Road Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Ponderosa Vineyard Sierra Foothills Red Wine; Cabernet Sauvignon; Other California; $14.98 The day before Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Anya’s Great No Brainer: 2006 Domaine du Pouy

2006 Domaine de Pouy Cotes de Gascogne White Wine; other white varietal; Other France; $8.99 $7.65 per bottle with case discount. Before Ben had his wedding white (Brunel’s luscious Cotes du Rhone, Domaine Becasonne), I had mine – Domaine de … Continue reading

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Entre-Deux-Mers: Drink Responsibly

Could it be because Pete just returned from Bordeaux, or that it’s Earth Day and I am thinking about human stewardship of the planet? Or is it because it is a wine I have frequently purchased for my own personal … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Carmignano Riserva – Le Farnete 2013

In my last post I wrote that Enrico Pierazzuoli was in San Francisco to pour his wines at Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri World Tour held at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavillon. Enrico is a practical man who does not place too … Continue reading

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Enrico’s Chianti – Life’s A Beach!

This year’s visit from the Enrico and Gianlorenzo Show coincided with the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri World Tour’s stop in San Francisco on February 15. Enrico was pouring his wine on the tour and Gianlorenzo Picollo, his friend, fellow winemaker, … Continue reading

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Debut Cru Beaujolais – Le Nid

Moulin-à-Vent is considered by most to be the king of Cru Beaujolais. Keeping this in mind, you can imagine our excitement when a recent container brought with it a brand new producer, Le Nid, to our warehouse from this region. … Continue reading

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Cellar Aged Chardonnay From Ici/La-Bas

When you discover five cases of a 2008 Chardonnay made by arguably one of California’s most respected winemakers, who do you call? The Wine House! Mel Knox along with winemaker Jim Clendenen partner to make wines under the Ici/La-Bas label. … Continue reading

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Wonderwall Pinot Noir: A Super Bargain

I am a bargain shopper. I love the hunt. In my personal life, I like to search on-line classifieds, scour local thrift and consignments stores and frequent estate sales. For me, it’s a sport. This need of mine to find … Continue reading

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Container Highlight – 2015 Sancerre Les Godons From Raimbault

Me: “So, what sort of white wines do you like to drink?” Customer: “I love Sancerre!” Me: “Ah, so you like Sauvignon Blanc.” Customer: “Oh no, I don’t like Sauvignon Blanc.” I have had this conversation with customers many times … Continue reading

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Inky, Dark, Spicy – Syrah at its Best !

Not to belabor the obvious, but it’s cold outside. And it gets dark earlier too. This signals the time of year when Syrah calls out to me the loudest – I hear you Syrah, loud and clear! A robust, full-flavored … Continue reading

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