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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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My Trusty Red Cup

[Down with the flu and so I bring you a reprint of a 2011 post. So much has happened since then – including my evolving taste-  and so perhaps a revisit is in order for 2015? ] The ubiquitous red … Continue reading

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No, Not the Wine Tasting Test!

“I don’t know anything,” she said. “You don’t have to, it’s not a test – what do you like?” I decided to share my love of wine with people I have never met at a party hosted by a new … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Wine on the Mind

Starting this week I am embarking on a journey that promises to bring me joy, which I want to share with you! I am posting weekly as part of “52 Weeks of Wine on the Mind” and will write posts … Continue reading

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Debunking the Sherry Myth: My Quest to Redeem the Maligned

In June I had the pleasure of attending the grand tasting of Sherry Fest, and event that made evident the wide range of sherry available to us wine loving folks. WARNING [from the program]: “…But we would also like to … Continue reading

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