Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel

The January Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened this Friday and a Bottle Note will be published early next week.…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 1996 Bordeaux

The December installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 1996 Bordeaux. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. I plan on opening the winning bottle this coming weekend and will publish a Bottle Note shortly thereafter. 1996 was a…

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Top 10 Zinfandels Tasted in 2023

It is the time of the year where every wine blogger publishes their lists of Wines of the Year or Values of the Year, etc. Although I try to blog about all the wines I taste it is clear that Zinfandel is definitely my grape of choice. The link for each wine will take you to the detailed Bottle Note…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2004 Bordeaux

The September installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2004 Bordeaux. The purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. I plan on opening the winning bottle on Saturday and will publish a Bottle Note early next week. The 2004 Bordeaux vintage set a record for being…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The August installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the the 2009 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened on Saturday and a Bottle Note will be published the following week.…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2015 Brunello di Montalcino

The July installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2015 Brunello di Montalcino. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened this Friday and a Bottle Note will be published the following week. The…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2014 Syrah

The June installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on the 2014 vintage from some of the very best domestic producers of Syrah and Syrah based wines. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened…

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