BILL THE WINE GUY

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Fresh Hops

Fresh Hops

Now that Fall Hop Harvest is complete, it’s time to focus on those newborn beautiful hops. Some will be kilned (dried), and some will be unkilned (wet), but all will be fresh. Brewers love using these fresh hops for their hugely aromatic and flavorful profiles, while...

Just Around the Corner

It’s November and you know what that means. My favorite Holiday is right around the corner. To help you get ready and have a great wine line-up for your people we will be spotlighting our picks for this year’s Thanksgiving Feast. Some wine pairing ideas that you might...

Good and Scary Wines

If you are hosting or going to a Halloween party, or if you just want a nice, rich red to quaff as you wait for the doorbell to ring, we have got some solid selections of scary good wines at some terrific prices, Check these out. Cheers! -Bill “The Wine...

The Wines of Clay Shannon

Owner and visionary leader of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Clay Shannon has transformed his ranch into one of the agricultural icons of California’s North Coast, and in doing so is changing the face and substance of grape-growing in the USA.  Clay grew up on a farm...

Pumpkin Beers, because, duh…

With Fall in full effect, I wanted to talk about some seasonal pumpkin beers. Even though it’s not my favorite style of beer by any means, it’s only fair that I highlight some of the tasty ones. It’s no secret that I’m partial towards the hazies and the sours, so...
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