Author: Peter

Firing Blancs – A Felix Hart Adventure

Firing Blancs, the third book in the Felix Hart wine buyer series, is just as funny as the first two. It documents Felix’s further adventures as the wine buyer for a large English supermarket chain. The author Peter Stafford-Bow has a great sense of humor and an entertaining writing style. This is a fun book to sit and read in […]

Please Meet Pull The Cork

I still remember the first time Nancy brought Pull The Cork to my attention on Instagram. She came across one of their posts and did a double-take on the name. She didn’t recognize the post as one of ours then looked closely at the name . . . Pull The Cork not Pull That Cork. Since that time, we’ve had […]

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Sparkling Wines of Israel – Golan Heights Winery

I haven’t had a wine from Israel for many years so it was a pleasant surprise to have the opportunity to try some sparkling wine from Israel. I wasn’t aware they even made sparkling wine until I was offered some samples from the Golan Heights Winery. Golan Heights Winery History The first vineyards in the Golan Heights were planted in […]

Loveblock Pinot Noir

2013 Loveblock Pinot Noir: The Perfect Pizza Pairing

This wine was received as a tasting sample.2013 Loveblock Pinot Noir, Central Otago — medium ruby in the glass with earthy, blackberry aromas and just a hint of smokiness. Dusty earth, blackberries, hints of berry bramble are supported by silky tannins and lively acidity. The finish is moderate in length and the weight of the wine is on the light […]

Callaghan Vineyards – Elgin, Arizona

Kent Callaghan listens more than he talks. He’s reserved and unassuming. He’s had his hands in the dirt of his Elgin vineyard since at least 1990. I’m guessing he has learned something about that vineyard every day since. It’s reflected in the wine he makes. If you have visited his winery and tasted his wines, you know exactly what I’m talking about.