BILL THE WINE GUY

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All American Family Wineries for the Fourth

Happy Fourth of July to you all! I hope you all have a spectacular and safe holiday.One of the best things about my job is getting to meet many families in the wine business. Growing grapes is farming no matter how you look at it and these folks are farming families....

Shannon Ridge Part II; Don’t Miss Them!

A few weeks back we introduced the wines from Shannon Ridge to you with much fanfare and a few typos! This week we are back with more from this wonderful Lake County winery.Clay and Margarita both grew up in wine country and worked in the wine industry but it was an...

For Dad on Father’s Day

For taking me to hockey practice at awful times of day, and not getting upset when I didn’t want to go anymore: for putting up with a full on, hardcore rock band blasting away in the basement while you were trying to watch the Twins broadcast: for driving out to a bar...

Torres Tradition: Torres Value

The Torres Family has been making wine in the Penedes region of Spain for 145 years! They have expanded their holdings and production with the succession of each generation and now make wine not only in their home base of Barcelona but all across Spain, Chile and...

These Farmers Make Good Wine!

Every now and then I find a wine or a winery that gets me excited about the wine business and makes me want to share the news with everyone! This is one of those times. Clay and Margarita Shannon and their wineries, Vigilance and Shannon Ridge are just what the doctor...
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