BILL THE WINE GUY

When it comes to wine, the more you know, the better. Get expert tips on tasting, pairings and special varieties from your favorite resident wine steward.

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I’m Seeing Lots of Dots!

Our stores are filled with green and yellow dots! That’s right, the Dot Sale is underway and all wine in stock is at least 20% off; but all wines marked with a green dot are 30% off and any wine marked with a yellow dot is 50% off! There are plenty of great deals on a...

Don’t Stop Him Now, He’s on a Roll!

I caught up to Charles Smith at his downtown Wine Studio in Walla Walla in September. It was the wildest, most crowded place in town. These are heady times for the guy who used to be the new kid on the block. Charles grew up in Sacramento, California but he spent his...

Know Your Bubbly

First of all we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! This is Bubbly time even though sparkling wines are fine 365 days a year. The reality is few wine drinkers work it into their weekly regimen. Once in a while a wine gets popular and generates a greater...

Merry Christmas & Happy Anniversary

The Wagner Family celebrated the 40th release of their eponymous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the wine world responded by heaping praise upon the wine. The third generation of Wagner wine makers is in place and things have been going great. We want to offer this...

Feliz Navidad from Argentina

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Argentina! It’s Spring time in Mendoza and the snowmelt from the Andes is flowing through ancient canals bringing water to what would be a desert-like climate. The Catena family has made wine here since 1902 and Nicolas Catena...
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