Author Archives: Wine & Soul

The Wine & Soul Dress Rehearsal

I have read all of Shakespeare’s plays – even the disputed ones. As you can imagine, I am a fan of theatre – all that strutting and fretting on an actual stage. On Monday, May 22, I felt on stage … Continue reading

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The Magic When the New World Meets the Old.

I have been a little silly over a certain wine that is definitely a product of New World fruit –  Willamette Valley, Oregon to be precise – but has a certain Old World sensibility. The result is one sexy wine … Continue reading

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Wine Fables & Flashbacks on a Fated Day

Big news – Wine & Soul has moved to the desert, a fitting relocation to a magical place that embodies survival, rejuvenation and adaptability to change. Now for my ongoing quest for good wines that express place and tell a … Continue reading

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How to Shop for Wine like Eckhart Tolle

[I love technology – give me a new app anytime; however, in Wine & Soul style I believe in “balance in all things” and so knowing when to use it and when to lose it is the golden rule. This … Continue reading

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Faith Restored & Another Reason Why You Should “Never Say Never”

My love for Bandol rose has make me a tad intolerant of rosé made of Pinot Noir with the notable exception of one from Oregon that retails for $90. Amazing as it is, I cannot afford to drink it. ( If you can … Continue reading

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A Wine You Want to Party With

On tasting my second bottle of a particular California Syrah, I realize that there are wines with a clear identity, a certain authenticity and vibrant personality with whom you want to hang out. And then there are others that just … Continue reading

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Winter has Arrived – Gamay to the Rescue!

[Note to my readers: I wrote this post a few days ago when Spring was on the wane.] It has been been winter in the Callen household in two ways. First, the summer solstice is on its way and so … Continue reading

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