Monthly Archives: September 2012

(Just another) Afternoon on Pritchard Hill

Two Saturdays ago Laurie and I were able to participate in the second annual (at least we hope it will be annual!) “Afternoon on Pritchard Hill,” which was put on by five of the wineries located in this often-overlooked sub-region … Continue reading

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Hauling grapes (and bins) for Clos Du Val during Harvest 2012

Last week I had the privilege of riding along with my friend Ron Wicker to get a taste of what I call the “infrastructure” part of harvest. As avid readers of this blog know, Ron runs a vineyard management company, … Continue reading

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“I am not drinking any f$%&ing Merlot!”

Given that you are reading a wine blog, chances are good you have seen the movie “Sideways,” the 2004 comedy-drama set in the Santa Barbara County wine country. For wine lovers, it’s one of two great movies of the last decade … Continue reading

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