Chronology of Site Updates
   
Dec '14 -

A La Clarine Farm Tasting at Bay Grape in Oakland - Ken Zinns
Sierra Foothills Visits - Ken Zinns

Nov '14 - A Rhone Reunion - Ken Zinns
Oct '14 - A Visit to Skinner and Gros Ventre - Ken Zinns
Aug '14 -

West of West Tasting - Ken Zinns
Sonoma/Napa Visits - Ken Zinns

July '14 -

10th Annual Marin County Wine Celebration - Ken Zinns
6th Annual Taste of Mendocino - Ken Zinns

June '14 -

17th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival - Ken Zinns
TAPAS 2014 Tasting
- Ken Zinns
New White Wines - Tom Hill
Even More New Wines - Tom Hill
More New Wines - Tom Hill

May '14 -

New White Wines - Tom Hill
Wine from the Archives - Tom Hill
Carlisle & Bedrock Zins - Tom Hill
Even More New Wines - Tom Hill

April '14 -

Rhone Rangers Tasting & Seminars, San Francisco Bay Area - Ken Zinns
2014 Pinot Paradise - Ken Zinns
More New Wines - Tom Hill
Some New Wines - Tom Hill

Mar '14 -

Some Alto Adige Wines - Tom Hill
Some Lagrein Wines - Tom Hill
Some New Reds - Tom Hill
Rhone Rangers North Coast Chapter Tasting - Ken Zinns
In Pursuit of Balance, San Francisco - Ken Zinns

Feb '14 -

Visit With Stewart Johnson of Kendric Vineyards - Ken Zinns
Napa / Sonoma Visit - Ken Zinns
WineSmith Wines - Tom Hill
Some Reustle Wines - Tom Hill
Older Misc Wines - Tom Hill
Some Calif Chardonnay - Tom Hill
Some New Wines - Tom Hill

Jan '14 -

Bordeaux's Last Hurrah - Tom Hill
Some New Reds - Tom Hill
Old David Bruce Wines - Tom Hill

Dec '13 -

Some New Arrivals - Tom Hill
A Stroll Down Limerick Lane - Tom Hill
More Archive Wines - Tom Hill

Nov '13 -

Some Archive Wines - Tom Hill
New Qupe Wines - Tom Hill
Sierra Foothill Winery Visits - Ken Zinns
Solano County Winery Visit - Ken Zinns

Oct '13 -

Lucas & Lewellen Wines - Tom Hill
Mostly Tablas Creek & Tercero - Tom Hill

Sept '13 -

West Sonoma Coast Visits - Eric Anderson & Ken Zinns
Some Syrahs - Tom Hill
Four Picpouls - Tom Hill
Family Winemakers of California, San Francisco - 2013 - Ken Zinns

Aug '13 -

West of West Tasting - Ken Zinns
Some Pinots - Tom Hill
Pinot Days, San Francisco - 2013 - Ken Zinns
TAPAS Tasting - Ken Zinns

July '13 -

Some Nebbiolos - Tom Hill
Some Rhones from the Archives - Tom Hill
Lodi Visits - Ken Zinns

June '13 -

Taste of Mendocino tasting - Ken Zinns
Some New Forlorn-Hope Wines - Tom Hill
Mostly Jura Wines - Tom Hill
16th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival - Ken Zinns
3rd Annual Sta. Rita Hills Road Trip Tasting - Ken Zinns

May '13 -

Marin County Wine Celebration - Ken Zinns
Some More New Whites - Tom Hill
Some Dehlinger Syrahs - Tom Hill
Some Rhone Wines From the Archives - Tom Hill
Seven % Solution - Ken Zinns
23rd Annual Passport to Cabernet - Ken Zinns
Mount Eden Vineyards & Ridge Vineyards - Ken Zinns

April '13 -

Some Calif & Burgs - Tom Hill
Paul Lato Wines - Eric Anderson
More New Calif Wines - Tom Hill
Odd Bunch of New Wines - Tom Hill

Mar '13 -

Paso Robles visits - Ken Zinns
Pinot Paradise - Tech Session and 9th Annual Tasting
Santa Cruz Mtns Visits - Ken Zinns
Some New Wines - Tom Hill

Feb '13 -

More New Wines - Tom Hill
Some New Pinot Noirs - Tom Hill
2012 Hospice du Rhone Tasting - Ken Zinns
Visit to Thomas Fogarty - Ken Zinns
More New Wines - Tom Hill
In Pursuit of Balance Tasting - San Francisco 2013 - Ken Zinns
Tasting Some Old Vine Reds - Tom Hill

Jan '13 -

Central Coast Visits, Pts. 1, 2, 3 - Ken Zinns
Old Vine Red Wines - Tom Hill
Rhone Archives - Tom Hill
Wines With Matt - Tom Hill

Dec '12 -

Sonoma Co. & Napa Valley Visits - Ken Zinns
Briceland Wines - Tom Hill
New Red Wines - Tom Hill

Nov '12 -

Sierra Foothills Visits- Ken Zinns
Rhone Archives - Tom Hill
More Rhone Archives - Tom Hill
Central Coast Syrahs - Tom Hill

Oct '12 -

Some New Wines- Tom Hill
New California Wines- Tom Hill
Cold Climate Pinot Noir - Tom Hill
Idle Hour Wines - Tom Hill
New Releases - Tom Hill

Sept '12 -

Family Winemakers of California, San Francisco - 2012 - Ken Zinns
Some White Wines- Tom Hill
Some Big Reds- Tom Hill
Ridge Monte Bello - Tom Hill
Some Ridge Wines - Tom Hill

Aug '12 -

West of West Tasting - Ken Zinns
A Visit to Scherrer Winery - Ken Zinns
Some Cabernets - Tom Hill
Some New Wines - Tom Hill

July '12 -

Sonoma County Visits - Ken Zinns
Santa Cruz Visits - Ken Zinns
Marin County Wine Celebration - Ken Zinns
2012 Pinot Days, San Francisco - Ken Zinns
Mendocino Grand Annual Tasting - Ken Zinns
TAPAS Tasting - Ken Zinns
New Fruili Wines - Tom Hill
Amador Wines - Tom Hill

June '12 -

Some New California Wines - Tom Hill
Italian Wines - Tom Hill
Northern Italian Wines - Tom Hill
NAP (Nebbiolo Advocates & Producers) - Tom Hill

May '12 -

California/Fruili Wines - Tom Hill
Archive Wines - Tom Hill
California Wines - Tom Hill

April '12 -

Paso Robles - Ken Zinns
Rhone Rangers Tasting - Ken Zinns
In Pursuit of Balance Tasting - San Francisco, 2012 - Ken Zinns
In Pursuit of Balance Tasting - San Francisco, 2012 - Tom Hill
Even More New Wines - Tom Hill
Some Odd Wines - Tom Hill
More New Wines - Tom Hill
New Wines - Tom Hill

Mar '12 -

Central Coast - Ken Zinns
Zinfandel - Tom Hill

Feb '12 -

Central Coast - Ken Zinns
Napa Valley visits - Eric Anderson
Miraflores Wines - Tom Hill
More New Wines - Tom Hill
New Wines - Tom Hill

Jan '12 -

Alsatian Archive Wines - Tom Hill
Santa Cruz Mountains visits - Ken Zinns
Sierra Foothill visits - Ken Zinns

Dec '11 -

Calif Rhone Archive Wines - Tom Hill
Interesting Wines - Tom Hill
New Wines - Tom Hill
Terre Rouge/Easton Wines - Tom Hill
Some New Wines - Tom Hill

Nov '11 -

New Tablas Creek Releases - Tom Hill
Fruilian Reds - Tom Hill
New Ridge Wines - Tom Hill

Oct '11 -

New Tablas Creek Releases - Tom Hill
Fruilian Reds - Tom Hill
Some New Zins - Tom Hill
2nd NAP (Nebbiolo Advocates & Producers) - Tom Hill
Some Wines with Al & Virginia Rago - Tom Hill
Wines of Forlorn Hope - Tom Hill
Arbe Garbe wines - Tom Hill

Sept '11 -

Russian River Valley visits - Ken Zinns
Family Winemakers, San Francisco - 2011- Ken Zinns

July '11 - Wines from Georgia - Tom Hill
June '11 -

Pinot Days, San Francisco - 2011- Ken Zinns
A Visit to Pierce Ranch and Coastview Vineyard - Ken Zinns
Marin County Pinot Celebration - Ken Zinns
TAPAS Tasting - Ken Zinns

May '11 -

Some Archive Reds - Tom Hill
2011 Hospice du Rhone Report - Eric Anderson, Ken Zinns
Pre-HdR Tour of Paso Robles - Ken Zinns
Wineries of Hawai'i - Ken Zinns
Zins from the Archives - Tom Hill
Some Friulian wines - Tom Hill
Mostly Zins - Tom Hill

April '11 -

Rhone Rangers Seminar - Tom Hill
Mostly Ridge Zins - Tom Hill
Dinner with the Britts - Tom Hill
Massican Wines - Tom Hill
Rhone Rangers Tasting - Ken Zinns

Mar '11 -

Various Bordeaux - Eric Anderson
Santa Barbara Co. - Ken Zinns
Paso Robles and SLO visits - Eric Anderson
TreViti Wines - Tom Hill
Some LateHrvst Viogniers and Ports - Tom Hill
Mostly Rasmussen Wines - Tom Hill
Wines from Coastview Vnyd - Tom Hill
Bedrock/Carlisle Zins - Tom Hill

Feb '11 -

Some New Wines - Tom Hill
Crane Cyn & Old World wineries - Tom Hill
Syrahs - Tom Hill
Cal Bordeaux Whites & Reds - Tom Hill
Sonoma County visits - Ken Zinns
Some New Wines - Tom Hill
Crane Cyn & Old World wineries - Tom Hill

Jan '11 -

Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County visits - Eric Anderson
Sierra Foothill Visits - Ken Zinn

Dec '10 -

Syrahs - Tom Hill
Cal Bordeaux Whites & Red - Tom Hill

Nov '10 - Zins from the Archives - Tom Hill
Some Unusual Whites - Tom Hill
Oct '10 - Tablas Creek Whites - Tom Hill
Sept '10 - Some New Wines - Tom Hill
Santa Fe Wine & Chili Festival - Tom Hill
Anaba Wines - Tom Hill
Book Review - The Art and Design of Wine Labels - Ken Zinns
Unti Vineyard Wines - Tom Hill
Sierra Foothill Wine Experience - Ken Zinns
Aug '10 - Marin County winery/vineyard visits - Ken Zinns
Family Winemakers of California - Ken Zinns
Novy Syrahs - Tom Hill
July '10 -

The Stars of Paso - Steve Christle
Mt. Veeder Wines - Tom Hill
Booker and Wind Gap Wines - Tom Hill

June '10 - Bay Area Natural Wine Consortium Tasting - Ken Zinns
Marin Co. Pinot Noir Celebration - Ken Zinns
TAPAS tasting of Spanish varieties - Ken Zinns
New Rosés - Steve Christle
May '10 - Several New Wines - Tom Hill
The "Berlin Tasting" - Eric Anderson
Paso Robles winery visits - Ken Zinns
2010 Hospice du Rhone report - Eric Anderson, Ken Zinns
April '10 - Failla & Peay Pinots/Chards from the Extreme Sonoma Coast - Tom Hill
April '10 - Utah winery visit - Ken Zinns
Rhone Ranger Report - Ken Zinns
Jan '10 - Visits to some Central Coast Vnyds/Wineries - Ken Zinns
Nov '09 - Ken Zinns visits Sierra Foothills Vnyds/Wineries (link)
Some Recent Winery Visits in Arizona (link)
Oct '09 - Tom Hill tastes Wine of Slovenia & Fruili (link)
Sept '09 -

Tom Hill tastes Some New Wines (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some Ridge Wines (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some New Calif Rhones (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some Calif Burgundies (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some New Wines (link)

Aug '09 -

2009 Hospice du Rhone report (link)
Tom Hill tastes Wines from Bokisch and Spain (link)
Tom Hill tastes Odisea Wines (link)

July '09 -

Tom Hill tastes New Wines From Bedrock & Muscardini (link)
Tom Hill tastes Davis Family and Donkey&Goat (link)
Tom Hill tastes Larry Schaffer's Tercero Wines (link)

June '09 - Ken Zinns visits Rhys Vineyards (link)
Ken Zinns visits some Russian River Valley wineries/vnyds (link)

Tom Hill tastes Not the Usual Suspects: SB Syrahs (link)
Ken Zinns' Report on Marin County Pinot Celebration (link)
Ken Zinns: tasting notes from TAPAS - Spanish varieties (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some Calif Pinot Noirs (link)
May '09 -

Tom Hill tastes Some Odds & Ends (link)
Tom Hill tastes Petite Sirah (link)
Ken Zinns visits some Russian River Valley wineries/vnyds (link)
Ken Zinns visits some Paso Robles wineries/vnyds (link)

Tom Hill tastes Some New Calif Rhones (link)
Ken Zinns' Hospice du Rhone Tasting (link)

April '09 - Ken Zinns visits some Russian River Valley wineries/vnyds (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some New Wines (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some New Zins (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some New Wines (link)
Mar '09 - Ken Zinns' Report on Pinot Paradise (link)
Tom Hill tastes From the Archives (link)
Ken Zinns' Rhone Ranger Report (link)
Tom Hill's Rhone Rangers Report (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some Calif Burgs (link)
10 Feb '09 - Calif Cabernets and Blends (link)
21 Jan '09 - Tom Hill tastes Ottimino and Ridge ATP Zins (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some Italians (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some VIE/SolRouge (link)
11 Dec '08 - tasting review: 2005 Bordeaux - Round 4 (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some Calif Rhones (link)
30 Nov '08 - Grape Notes: Oregon Pinot Noir (link)
28 Nov '08 - Tom Hill tastes the wines of Dover Canyon (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some New Reds (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some Calif Burgs (link)
Tom Hill tastes the wines of Adelaida & - Kaleidos (link)
22 Oct '08 - Tom Hill tastes Some Italian wines (link)
13 Oct '08 - tasting review: 2005 Bordeaux (link)
30 Sept '08 - Tom Hill attends a Santa Fe Wine & Chile seminar (link)
Tom Hill tastes some Italians (link)
28 Sept '08 - Grape Notes: brief trip to Napa Valley (link)
11 Sept '08 - Grape Notes: quick trip to RRV & Sonoma Coast (link)
Grape Notes: Movie review - Bottle Shock (link)
Grape Notes: book review - The Wine Trials (link)
10 Sept '08 - Ken Zinns: tasting notes from TAPAS - Spanish varieties (link)
Ken Zinns visits Woodenhead Vintners (link)
9 Sept '08 - Ken Zinns & Eric Anderson visit some Central Coast wineries/vnyds (link)
8 Sept '08 - Tom Hill tastes some Syrahs from some of his heroes (link)
15 Sept '08 - 2008 Hospice du Rhone report (link)
27 Aug '08 - Tom Hill tastes some Nebbiolos (link)
29 July '08 - Ken Zinns visits with Shane Finley (link)
21 July '08 - Ken Zinns visits some Central Coast wineries/vnyds (link)
20 July '08 - Tom Hill tastes some Wash State Rhones (link)
Tom Hill tastes some new Calif Burgundies (link)
7 July '08 - Grape Notes: book review - The Battle for Wine and Love OR How I Saved the World from Parkerization (link)
3 July '08 - Ken Zinns & Eric Anderson visit Livermore and Lodi wineries/vnyds (link)
2 July '08 - Grape Notes: recent trip to Cognac and Bordeaux (link)
Tom Hill tastes some big/bad Syrahs (link)
30 June '08 - Tom Hill's "Short & Boring" - a compendium of misc TNs from Jan-June (link)
29 June '08 - Grape Notes: book review - The Billionaire's Vinegar (link)
Tom Hill tastes some Italian varietals (link)
26 June '08 - Tom Hill tastes some new Pinot Noirs (link)
14 June '08 - Tom Hill tastes some Zinfandel, Charbono, and Tempranillo (link)
13 June '08 - Tom Hill tastes some French and Calif Rhones (link)
30 May '08 - Paul Lin tastes some more 2005 Bordeaux (link)
28 May '08 - Ken Zinns: tasting notes from Pinot Paradise, Santa Cruz Mtns. (link)
Ken Zinns: tasting notes from Rhone Rangers (link)
27 May '08 - Both Sides Now: the 2005 Kosta Browne Pinots (link)
23 May '08 - Grape Notes: book review - The House of Mondavi (link)
21 May '08 - Frank Murray visits some Northern California wineries/vnyds (link)
10 May '08 - all GrapeRadio videos are now accessible on Grape-Nutz (link)
10 April '08 - tasting review: 2008 Family Winemakers of California - 160 wines! (link)
5 April '08 - Grape Notes: two new book reviews -
Paso Robles: An American Terroir (link)
California's Central Coast: The Ultimate Wine Guide (link)
30 Mar '08 - tasting review: over 90 pts-under $30 (link)
26 Mar '08 - Ken Zinns visits with Ed Kurtzman (link)
22 Mar '08 - Grape Notes: two book reviews -
He Said Beer, She Said Wine (link)
Anything But Chardonnay (link)
19 Mar '08 - Tom Hill tastes Some Jaffurs Syrahs (link)
14 Mar '08 - Tom Hill tastes Some New Wines (link)
5 Mar '08 - Grape Notes: book review - The Wine Tasting Guide to California's Central Coast (link)
29 Feb '08 - Grape Notes: an Austrian wine & food pairing (link)
Tom Hill tastes Some New Wines (link)
25 Feb '08 - Paul Lin tastes some 2005 Bordeaux (link)
24 Feb '08 - Tom Hill tastes some Petite Sirah and Zin (link)
22 Feb '08 - Tom Hill tastes a few Viogniers (link)
14 Feb '08 - journal - a visit to some Santa Ynez Valley wineries (link)
11 Feb '08 - Both Sides Now : two tasters review the same wines (link)
3 Feb '08 - Tom Hill tastes a few Viogniers (link)
Tom Hill tastes New "Calif Rhones" (link)
2 Feb '08 - Ken Zinns visits Napa & Sonoma wineries/vnyds (link)
31 Jan '08 - Grape Notes: sampled a few of the 2005 Burgundies (link)
Grape Notes: notes on many 2005 Bordeaux (link)
Grape Notes: tasted some High Scoring Aussies (link)
15 Jan '08 - Ken Zinns visits Central Coast wineries/vnyds (link)
Tom Hill tastes "the BarneyBox" (link)
19 Dec '07 -

Tom Hill tastes New Arrivals (link)
Tom Hill tastes New "Calif Burgundies" (link)
Tom Hill tastes New "Calif Rhones" (link)

30 Nov '07 - Tom Hill tastes Fruilian Biancos (link)
Tom Hill tastes New Rhones (link)
Tom Hill tastes Sudtirol/AltoAdige/Trentino (link)
25 Oct '07 -

Tom Hill tastes New "Italians" (link)
Tom Hill tastes New Grenache/Petite/Syrah (link)

21 Sept '07 - photojournal - visit to Walla Walla (link)
19 Sept '07 - photojournal - part 1-4 of visits in Champagne (link)
15 Sept '07 - 2007 Hospice du Rhone report (link)
6 Sept '07 - photojournal - 2007 World of Pinot Noir (link)
31 Aug '07 - Tom Hill tastes New Rhones (link)
15 Aug '07 - photojournal - the 2007 Auction Napa Valley (link)
1 Aug '07 - Tom Hill tastes New & Old Zinfandel (link)
Tom Hill tastes new Italian whites (link)
Tom Hill tastes new wines (Pinot & Syrah) (link)
8 July '07 - Grape Notes: cruising with wine (link)
Tom Hill tastes wines from Navarro (link)
Tom Hill tastes new Calif Burgundies (link)
20 June '07 - Ken Zinns visits Central Coast wineries/vnyds (link)
Tom Hill tastes new Rhones (link)
30 May '07 - Tom Hill tastes new Grenache-Mouvedre blends (link)
Tom Hill tastes new Teroldegas (link)
17 May '07 - Tom Hill tastes new French wines (link)
Tom Hill tastes new Zins (link)
17 Apr '07 - tasting review: Wine of Mark Aubert (link)
2 Apr '07 - Grape Notes: visits to East Coast wineries (link)
Grape Notes: visit to Russian River Valley & Mendocino (link)
Ken Zinns visits a few Mendocino wineries/vnyds (link)
25 Mar '07 - Tom Hill tastes new Calif Pinot (link)
Tom Hill tastes new Italians (link)
25 Feb '07 - Grape Notes: wines from Peter Cargasacchi (link)
Grape Notes: wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands (link)
16 Feb '07 - Grape Notes: Kosta Browne tasting (link)
Grape Notes: visit to Thompkin Cellars (link)
Grape Notes: tasted various Pinots from Oregon (link)
9 Feb '07 - Grape Notes: Littorai Pinot Noir tasting (link)
Grape Notes: tasted some High Scoring Aussies (link)
Grape Notes: Melville Pinot Noir clones (link)
9 Feb '07 - Tom Hill takes a look at Ice Wine (Eiswein) (link)
30 Jan '07 - Ken Zinns visits Central Coast wineries (link)
24 Jan '07 - Tom Hill tastes new Syrahs (link)
...and, Tom looks at the Taos Winter Wine Festival (link)
15 Jan '07 - Tom Hill tastes new Zinfandels (link)
...and, Tom looks at the wines from Virginia (link)
10 Jan '07 - Tom Hill tastes new Zinfandels (link)
...and, Tom looks at the Mission grape (link)
21 Dec '06 - journal - August visits to Central Coast wineries - (link)
20 Dec '06 - Tom Hill tastes new Rhone varietals wines (link)
Grape Notes: tasted many new '05 Pinots (link)
13 Dec '06 - tasting review: older Burgundies (link)
Eno wines (link)
21 Oct '06 - tasting review: mini verticals of Sine Qua Non wines (link)
25 Sept '06 - Tom Hill tastes some new Rhone varietals wines (link)
...and, Tom shares some thoughts on wine devices vs. quackery (link)
22 Sept '06 - created a separate index page for the PhotoJournals (link)
18 Sept '06 - Grape Notes & photojournal -Ballard Cyn Connection tour (link)
10 Sept '06 - Grape Notes & photojournal -Pinot Days weekend (link)
30 Aug '06 - Grape Notes & photojournal - Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire weekend (link)
23 Aug '06 - photojournal - the 2006 Auction Napa Valley (link)
22 Aug '06 - Tom Hill tastes some new Syrahs (link)
15 Aug '06 - journal - pre-HdR (May) visit to Sta. Rita Hills (link)
8 Aug '06 - Tom Hill tastes some Rhone whites (link)
Tom Hill tastes some unusual whites (link)
6 Aug '06 - Grape Notes: some forthcoming GrapeRadio interviews (link)
28 July '06 - 2006 Hospice du Rhone, a special report (link)
26 July '06 - Grape Notes: tasted 21 Pinots - blind (link)
21 July '06 - Tom Hill asks us to revisit Calif Chardonay (link)
Ken Zinns visits some Sierra Foothills wineries (link)
18 July '06 - Grape Notes: visits to Tensley and Kaena (link)
17 July '06 - '06 Hospice du Rhone photojournal (link)
17 June '06 - Grape Notes: a visit to Margerum (link)
6 June '06 - Grape Notes: a visit to Colgin (link)
28 May '06 - tasting review of '06 Family Winemakers of California (link)
23 May '06 -
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added current and past tasting reviews by Tom Hill (link)
added wine touring notes by Ken Zinns (link)
21 May '06 - Grape Notes: a visit to the Wine Spectator Grand Tour (link)
20 May '06 - Grape Notes: tasting notes from Arcadian barrel tasting (link)
6 May '06 - Grape Notes: tasting notes from recent offlines (link)
17 Apr '06 - tasting review of three wines from Eno Wines (link)
15 Apr '06 - 2006 World of Pinot Noir Tasting (link)
2 Apr '06 - 2006 Santa Barbara Futures Tasting (link)
28 Mar '06 - tasting review of more '03 Bordeaux (link)
20 Mar '06 - tasting review of four wines from Kathryn Kennedy Winery (link)
26 Feb '06 - tasting review of some '03-'04 Burgundies (link)
19 Feb '06 - tasting review of '03 Bordeaux (link)
16 Feb '06 - added "Grape Notes" section to site - a blog for wine-related comments, offlines, events, etc. (link)
23 Jan '06 - tasting review: vertical of Chave Hermitage (link)
23 Jan '06 - tasting review of some recent Burgundies (link)
21 Oct '05 - non-wine-related photojournal of Normandy D-Day sites (link)
15 Oct '05 - journal - August visits to Central Coast wineries (link)
7 Oct '05 - non-wine-related photojournal of Honfleur, France (link)
3 Oct '05 - interview - hear Grape-Nutz again on GrapeRadio.com - (link)
30 Sept '05 - non-wine-related photojournal of Battle of Britain Air Show (link)
7 Sept '05 - journal - May visits to Central Coast wineries - part 2 of 2 parts (link)
21 Aug '05 - tasting review of some recent Bordeaux (link)
4 Aug '05 - journal - May visits to Central Coast wineries - part 1 of 2 parts (link)
28 July '05 - tasting review of some Oregon Pinots (link)
25 July '05 - tasting review of some recent Rieslings (link)
22 July '05 - tasting review of some '02-'04 Burgundies (link)
19 July '05 - tasting review of some 95+ point wines (link)
18 July '05 - tasting review of some 90+ point/under $30 wines (link)
9 June '05 - '05 Hospice du Rhone, a special report (link)
5 May '05 - tasting review of '05 Family Winemakers of California (link)
6 Apr '05 - tasting review of '00 -'02 Cabernets (link)
31 Mar '05 - tasting review of a few pricey wines (link)
27 Mar '05 - 2005 Santa Barbara Futures Tasting (link)
15 Mar '05 - journal - Nov visits to Santa Barbara County - part 3 of 3 parts (link)
2 Mar '05 - journal - Nov visits to Napa wineries - part 2 of 3 parts (link)
13 Feb '05 - interview - hear Grape-Nutz on GrapeRadio.com - (link)
8 Feb '05 - journal - Nov visits to Sonoma wineries - part 1 of 3 parts (link)
30 Jan '05 - tasting review of current Pinots, from "Pinot on the River" (link)
9 Dec '04 - journal - Sept visits to Central Coast wineries - part 2 of 2 parts (link)
17 Nov '04 - tasting review of some Fall quaffers (link)
26 Oct '04 - journal - Sept visits to Central Coast wineries - part 1 of 2 parts (link)
4 Oct '04 - journal - August visits to Central Coast wineries (link)
9 Sept '04 - journal - May visits to Central Coast wineries - part 2 of 2 parts (link)
2 Sept '04 - journal - May visits to Central Coast wineries - part 1 of 2 parts (link)
1 Sept '04 - tasting review of two new "finds" (link)
25 Aug '04 - tasting review of '00 -'02 Cabernets (link)
18 Aug '04 - tasting review of '01-'03 Aussies (link)
17 Aug '04 - tasting review of some current Rhone varietals (link)
16 Aug '04 - tasting review of '04 Family Winemakers of California (link)
10 Aug '04 - '04 Green Valley Symposium, seminars and tastings (link)
2 Aug '04 - Santa Barbara Vintner's Assn Tasting (link)
31 July '04 - tasting review of five wines from Eno Wines (link)
8 July '04 - '04 Green Valley Symposium, a photo journal (link)
7 June '04 - '04 Hospice du Rhone, a special report (link)
12 May '04 - in-depth visit to Chimney Rock Winery (link)
9 May '04 - journal on visits to Napa & Sonoma wineries - part 2 of 2 parts (link)
30 Apr '04 - another tasting review of '99-'01 Cabernets (link)
28 Apr '04 - another tasting review of '01-'02 Aussies (link)
7 Apr '04 - journal on visits to Napa & Sonoma wineries - part 1 of 2 parts (link)
22 Mar '04 - 2004 Santa Barbara Futures Tasting (link)
25 Feb '04 - tasting review of '99-'01 Cabernets (link)
28 Jan '04 - tasting review of '01-'02 Aussies (link)
26 Jan '04 - tasting review of '01 Chateauneuf du Pape (link)
1 Jan '04 - Photo Essay, Santa Rita Hills (link)
28 Dec '03 - a few post-earthquake photos from Paso Robles (link)
16 Dec '03 - tasting review of Iron Horse sparkling wines (link)
8 Dec '03 - journal on visits to Central Coast wineries - 3 parts (link)
7 Dec '03 - in-depth visit to Beckmen Vineyards(link)
3 Dec '03 - 5th tasting review of '00 Bordeaux (link)
18 Nov '03 - tasting review of some current Spanish offerings (link)
17 Nov '03 - tasting review of '02 Loring Pinots (link)
8 Oct '03 - tasting review of '99-'01 Cabs (link)
23 Sept '03 - tasting review of '00-'01 Pinot Noir (link)
2 Sept '03 - visits to 3 Santa Barbara Co wineries (link)
1 Sept '03 - in-depth visit to Rusack Vnyds (link)
24 Aug '03 - tasting review of '99-'01 Cabernet (link)
21 Aug '03 - visit to Linne Calodo (link)
29 July '03 - Grape-Nutz goes bottling (link)
15 July '03 - in-depth visit to L'Aventure (link)
15 July '03 - journal on trip to Central Coast wineries (link)
23 June '03 - tasting review of '03 Family Winemakers of California (link)
21 June '03 - 4th tasting review of '00 Bordeaux (link)
13 June '03 - '03 Hospice du Rhone, a special report (link)
23 May '03 - 3rd tasting review of '00 Bordeaux (link)
16 May '03 - journal on trip to Santa Barbara Co. wineries (link)
13 Apr '03 - tasting some gems from... Arizona! (link)
20 Mar '03 - 2003 Santa Barbara Futures Tasting (link)
13 Mar '03 - wine label page completely updated (link), with 90 new labels added
20 Feb '03 - 2nd tasting review of '00 Bordeaux (link)
13 Feb '03 -

2 new tasting reviews:
- follow-up on '94-96 Bordeaux (link)
- 2001 Aussies (link)

5 Feb '03 - journal on trip to Paso Robles wineries (link)
21 Jan '03 - 4th tasting review of '99 Cal Cabs (link)
03 Jan '03 - tasting review of '00 Bordeaux (link)
11 Dec '02 - in-depth follow-up visit to Tablas Creek (link)
26 Nov '02 - 3rd tasting review of '99 Cabs (link)
12 Nov '02 - in-depth visit to Clos Pepe (link)
13 Nov '02 - tasting review of more '99 Cabs (link)
29 Oct '02 - tasting review of some nice '99 Cabs (link)
22 Oct '02 - added section on tips for visiting wineries (link)
20 Oct '02 - tasting review of various $35-55 wines from around the world (link)
3 July '02 - tasting review from '02 Hospice du Rhone (link)
8 June '02 -
journal on trip to Central Coast and Napa Sonoma area wineries (link)
8 Apr '02 -
journal on trip to San Diego area wineries (link)
29 Mar '02 -
when bad things happen to good cellars (link)
26 Mar '02 -
2002 Santa Barbara Futures Tasting (link)
7 Mar '02 -
tasting review of various Spanish wines (link)
4 Mar '02 - tasting review of '99 Bordeaux (link)
26 Feb '02 - journal on trip to Arizona wineries (link)
22 Jan '02 -
tasting review of mostly '99 & '00 Rhones (link)

10 Jan '02 -

wine label page completely revised (link), sections updated, and 50 new labels added

29 Oct '01 -

tasting review of mostly '99 Zins (link)

23 Oct '01 -

tasting review of mostly '98 Cabs (link)

19 Oct '01 -

journal on 2nd trip to Sierra Foothills (link)

24 Sept '01 -

2 new tasting reviews (from June/July):
- Various wines (link)
- Tuscans (link)

18 Sept '01 -

2 new tasting reviews (from June):
- Various wines (link)
- Alsace (link)

4 Sept '01 -

journal on trip to Paso Robles (link)

19 July '01 -

tasting review of mostly '99 Pinots (link)

18 July '01 -

in-depth visit to Linne Calodo Cellars (link)

29 June '01 -

tasting review from '01 Hospice du Rhone (link)

25 June '01 -

journal on trip to Santa Barbara / Santa Ynez (link)

6 June '01 -

tasting review of more '99 Zins (link)

23 May '01 -

glossary and scoring references added (link)

23 May '01 -

tasting review of more '98 Bordeaux (link)

21 May '01 -

tasting review of Montelena mini-vertical (link)

21 May '01 -

tasting review of some Cabs/Blends (link)

21 May '01 -

tasting review - Wine Warehouse (link)

7 May '01 -

tasting review of some Italians (link)

3 May '01 -

journal on trip to Santa Ynez (link)

Apr '01 -

tasting review of Austrians/Germans (link)

Apr '01 -

tasting review of '99 Zins (link)

Apr '01 -

tasting review of Pinots (link)

Apr '01 -

in-depth visit to Cedarville Vnyd (link)

Apr '01 -

journal on trip to Sierra Foothills (link)

Apr '01 -

journal on one-day trip to Napa Valley (link)

Mar '01 -

tasting review of mostly '99 Rhones (link)

Mar '01 -

2001 Santa Barbara Futures Tasting (link)

Mar '01 -

tasting review of '98 Bordeaux (link)

Feb '01 -

tasting review of '97 & '98 Cabs (link)

Feb '01 -

tasting review of mostly '98 Rhones (link)

Jan '01 -

tasting review of '99 Zins (link)

Jan '01 -

tasting review of new Aussies (link)

Jan '01 -

added a couple of new pictures to "corks" section (link)

Dec '00 -

"in-depth visits" section created (link)
- report on trip to Central Coast (link)

Oct '00 -

tasting review of more Aussies (link)

Oct '00 -

report on trip to Napa / Sonoma (link)

Oct '00 -

tasting review of Syrah/Shiraz and others (link)

Oct '00 -

tasting review of more Cabernets (link)

Oct '00 -

2 new tasting reviews - Cab shootout (link), and Rhone/Languedoc (link)

Sept '00 -

journal on trip to Santa Ynez Valley (link)

Sept '00 -

wine label page completely updated (link), with many new labels added, including an 8-yr Dominus vertical (link).

Sept '00 -

Extreme Tasting (link)

Aug '00 -

tasting review of Cabs/Merlots (link)

Aug '00 -

2 new tasting reviews:
- Aussies III (link)
- Alsace (link)

July '00 -

tasting review of Rhone/Sud (link)

June '00 -

tasting review of Cabernets (link)

June '00 -

tasting review of Syrah/Shiraz (link)

May '00 -

tasting review of "93+" wines (link)

May '00 -

tasting review of more Zins (link)

May '00 -

tasting review of more Cabs (link)

April '00 -

tasting review of more Aussies - mostly '98s (link)

April '00 -

tasting review of more Cabs & Merlots (link)

April '00 -

journal on trip to Central Coast (link)

Mar '00 -

2000 Santa Barbara Futures Tasting (link)

Mar '00 -

tasting review - Napa Valley Vintners Assn (link)

Mar '00 -

tasting review of '97/'98 Zins (link)

Feb '00 -

report on trip to Temecula Valley (link)

Feb '00 -

report on trip to Santa Ynez Valley (link)

Feb '00 -

tasting review of yet more Cabs and a few Merlots (link)

Feb '00 -

3 new tasting reviews - Rhone/Languedoc (link), various varietals (link), and Aussie reds (link)

Jan '00 -

tasting review of more '97 Cabs (link)

Dec '99 -

report on trip to Napa / Sonoma (link)

Nov '99 -

tasting review of more '96 & '97 Cabs (link)

Oct '99 -

tasting review of more Cabs (link)

Sept '99 -

2 new tasting reviews - syrah/shiraz (link), and cab & merlots (link)

June '99 -

2 new tasting reviews - 8 cabs (link), and various varietals (link)

June '99 -

Moved my "cellar" over to a storage facility (link)

May '99 -

tasting review of more Cabs (link)

April '99 -

report on April trip to Santa Cruz/Monterey (link)

April '99 -

report on March trip to Santa Ynez/Santa Maria (link)

Mar '99 -

three new tasting reviews:
'99 Santa Barbara Futures (link)
'96 Cabernets (link)
'96 Bourdeaux (link)

Feb '99 -

wine label page completely updated and many new labels added (link)

Feb '99 -

some interesting memorabilia regarding the original Martin Ray winery (link)


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