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Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 18th 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 18th 2019

Westerly Wines Red 2012 Happy Canyon, California 76% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc $28.99 On Sale $23.99 Our wine of the week for the week of November 18th is Westerly Wine’s Red Blend 2012 from Happy Canyon in Santa Barbara County. While this wine has a little age on...

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 11th 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 11th 2019

Borgogno “No Name” Nebbiolo de Langhe 2014 Piedmont, Italy 100% Nebbiolo $45.99 On Sale: $39.99 This week’s wine is Borgogno “No Name” Nebbiolo 2014 from the Langhe region of Piedmont in Northern Italy. We chose this wine because of the juice in the bottle and the...

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 4th 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 4th 2019

Chateau Petit Freylon “Cuvee Leah” Bordeaux Superior 2015 Bordeaux, France 100% Merlot $14.99 So, you already know we love this wine. We are, not so quietly, supporting the charge to bring Merlot back to its rightful place as one of the kings of the noble red grapes....

Careful with Tasting Notes

Careful with Tasting Notes

Be careful with tasting notes in wine. There’s no shortage of people out there ready to tell you what’s “in” the wine you’re about to buy. Many of those people are paid and that’s great, I’m just not sure that helps people who are new to wine or developing their...

What a Great Rosé!

What a Great Rosé!

2018 Bodegas Breca Rosé, Calatayud SpainI’ve been wondering when I was going to get around to posting about wine. I’ve been so busy getting things going for the shop that I just haven’t had time. Then I tasted this Spanish rose a few days ago and it stopped me in my...

The Affects of Alcohol on Wine

The Affects of Alcohol on Wine

A question I’m often asked is “How do I know if a wine is good?”   Here’s a hint: usually, it’s not the varietal! Whether or not you know it, most people like styles of wine, not a particular varietal. They’ve just found their style in a particular Cabernet or...

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