BILL THE WINE GUY

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Crazy Good Spanish Wine Values

This year the Familia Juan Gil (ZHOO-ahn Heel) celebrates 100 years in the wine business. They began growing grapes and making wine in the South Eastern D.O. of Jumilla (who-MEE-ah), an area with real extremes in climate. Jumilla is among the sunniest places on Earth,...

Really High Wines!

If I’m doing my job correctly our stores should be bringing you wines that outperform the price points they sell for. This week we offer you exhibit “A”. We have been working with Piattelli Vineyards from Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina for many years now. They produce high...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Let me make a suggestion for this Valentine’s Day. Have a happy time and buy your special someone some wine. You can get flowers, chocolates, even jewelry but wine is the one that’s going to make someone happy. French Champagne, a rich Australian red or a sweet and...

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...
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