BILL THE WINE GUY

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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...

I’ve Got a Bad Case of Spring Fever!

Belinda Jensen says we are behind in our precipitation and I haven’t seen the sun for near a week so I am very much ready for some warmer spring weather!!! It’s time for asparagus and ramps and I found a handful of Morels. I just about have the garden set for summer...

Happy Memorial Day

Here’s hoping you have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. This a time when folks enjoy some time outdoors, work on projects around the house and hopefully get the grill smoking. We also want to remember the reason we are enjoying this time off and all the freedoms...
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