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Amalaya – Hope for a Miracle

Amalaya like it’s brother Colomé is part of the Hess Family Wine Estates. Amalaya is fairly new, founded in 2010 the word means ‘Hope for a Miracle’ at what began from an experiment at Colomé.   That experiment was to find alternative sourcing and...

Liquid Altitude FREEFALL Sangria

In preparing for the seminars I do at the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival I came across a brand called Liquid Altitude that produces FREEFALL Sangria in the Hudson Valley. For my seminars I prefer to use businesses that are at the...

Napa by Appointment: Burgess Cellars

Back in February when Paul and I visited Burgess Cellars. This visit was made possible by a friend of mine Elizabeth Werner Miller who had just relocated out to Napa from the Hudson Valley. I’ve been trying to get Elizabeth to be a judge at my wine...

The Other Side of Paso Robles – The Unexpected

Paso Robles is an area in California north of Los Angeles and south of San Francisco. When I visited it last they referred to the are the east side of 101 and the west side of 101. Today it is the third largest wine region in California and there are 11...

Tellus Unoaked Chardonnay from Umbria

I always love when I get to go to a restaurant where I can BYOB. I like to grab something from my wine cellar and then pair dinner with it. Last weekend I found myself going to a restaurant and we weren’t quite sure if it was Italian or...

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