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Lisa Strid, Aridus Wine Co winemaker

An Introduction to Aridus Wine Company

I bet the last time you visited Napa Valley you tasted Napa wine. Of course you did, that’s what we all do when we go to Napa. In early July we traveled to Napa for a wine tasting, but not of Napa wine. Whaat? Yes, we were invited to meet, and taste wine with, Lisa Strid, winemaker for Aridus Wine […]

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Sipping into Fall with Concha y Toro

I’ve been doing everything I can to deny that fall is fast approaching. Warm afternoons still make me think of summer, but mornings are damp and the leaves on our birch tree are beginning to turn golden and fall to the ground. There is nothing left to do but smooth the transition into fall with delicious wine. We have a […]

Willcox Vineyard

Return to Willcox, Arizona – Part 2

A two-day trip to the charming railroad town of Willcox in 2013 left us longing to return. We fell in love with the high desert grassland, the mountains that ring the Sulphur Springs Valley and, of course, the wine. In Part 1 of this post we shared our hiking experiences and introduced you to a historic B&B where we stayed […]

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Celebrating #CabernetDay with Don Melchor

It’s time for another of those wine days. This time Cabernet gets its day, not that Cabernet really needs to be brought to the attention of most wine enthusiasts, but we are happy to join the celebration because we enjoy a good Cabernet. And we have a very special Cabernet Sauvignon, which we received as a tasting sample, to share […]

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Mix it up with Nino Franco Rustico

Here it comes – another wine day! National Prosecco Day is August 13. August is the perfect time of year to celebrate warm weather and friends with Italian sparkling wine. And this year we have a bit of a twist for you. We received tasting samples of Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG and Root 23 Cherry Almond Simple […]

Lodi Celebrates Albariño

Lodi Celebrates Albariño

Yes, that’s right, Lodi celebrates more than Zinfandel. Albariño is a rising star in Lodi and over the past couple of years we have tasted quite a few delicious examples from Lodi. We can add the three Lodi Albariños in this post, which we received as tasting samples, to that list. This weekend nine Lodi wineries are hosting a celebration […]