BILL THE WINE GUY

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Martin Ray, Angeline and Courtney Benham

Courtney Benham, owner of both the Martin Ray Winery and the Angeline wine brand comes at the wine business from the perspective of a farmer and a businessman. He grew up in California’s Central Valley where agribusiness is king. I spent part of a year in Fresno...

California Pinot Noir Prospectus

Heads up! We are rushing headlong into my favorite holiday and we are here to talk about California Pinot Noir; the perfect wine for Thanksgiving dinner! We are well stock with great deals and we are tasting 5 wines this Saturday afternoon that will elevate your table...

Wine So Good It’s Scary

Happy Halloween! Don’t look know but the holidays are dead ahead. There is so much to do, so little time. But enough of that, there’s some fun to be had and some wines to be enjoyed and if you are looking for some scary good wines for your Halloween enjoyment, look no...

Remembering Robert Hall

Robert has been gone a year now but his presence is still felt around these parts. He was truly a man of action, always on the move getting things done. Of the many business projects Robert undertook the Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles remains the most impressive....

Josh Is Building Momentum

It was nearly three years ago since the Josh Cellars wines were rolled out around here for the first time. I have to admit I was a fan from the start, so we brought a bunch in and had a tasting. Cue the sound button for crickets chirping. Not much happened with the...
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