• Winery Spotlight: d’Arenberg’s Custodian Grenache Three Soils

    by  • August 17, 2008 • 0 Comments

    (Originally published in October 2006) This time, the ladies got into a little custom cuvee blending, thanks to d’Arenberg’s Custodian Grenache Three Soils trio of wines. The idea is that the winery takes the grapes that eventually go into their Custodian Grenache – grapes from different vineyard plots – and bottle them separately. Each...

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    Winery Spotlight: Robert Hall

    by  • August 17, 2008 • 0 Comments

    (Originally published in August 2006) For our second Drinks with Les Dames wine tasting, we moved west to California. Paso Robles, to be exact. And Robert Hall winery. For those who don’t know, the Paso Robles wine region of California is located almost exactly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and about 20...

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    Bargain Wine: Adobe Red & White from Clayhouse

    by  • August 13, 2008 • 0 Comments

    This issue’s Bargain Wine features a pair of proprietary blends from California’s Clayhouse Vineyard. They’re interesting for a number of reasons — tasty (obviously), unique and well-priced! There’s also a whiff of danger about the Adobe White, due to the ingredient labeling issue that’s percolating in the wine industry these days. If ingredient labeling...

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