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Wine Love Letter, March, 2005
Dear Wine Lover,
Vertically, horizontally, upside down, or sideways, I've loved Pinot Noir forever. The romance began with a sip of 1949 Gevrey-Chambertin liberated from Adrienne's father's prized wine cellar. Was the wine especially delicious due to its illicit nature? No matter, great bottles of sexy, complex Pinot Noir make my pulse race.
If you are seduced by Pinot Noir or want to know what all the fuss is about, join us at the Pinot Noir Summit on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. 100 lucky Pinot Noir Lovers will gather to participate in a blind tasting of award winning Pinot Noirs, attend Pinot Noir workshops and meet the winemakers.
The Pinot Noir Summit in San Francisco, April 16, 2005
Every year, it is predicted by the wine industry that the current vintage is stellar. How else are you going to be able to market your wines? It's then up to the wine critics to say thumbs up or thumbs down on a particular vintage.
After years of drinking wine, tasting literally thousands of wines every year and reading everything I can find, I have come to my own conclusion. Few vintages should be painted with a broad brush. A great winemaker can make exceptional wine in a mediocre year and an average winemaker can make average to poor wine in an exceptional year.
So many factors figure into what you finally taste when you pull the cork or unscrew the screw-cap.
I will try to give you an overview of the 2004 Harvest as I have experienced it so far. My personal experiences have been in California, Chile and Argentina. I will rely on a few of my friends who have had the opportunity to personally encounter 2004 harvests in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. As far as the 2004 European harvests I'll share what I have heard.
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Reach out and touch the vines. Blend your own bottle of wine.
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Raw recruits and wine generals alike are welcome to attend Wine Boot Camp®. Only the strongest will survive!
The cost of WINE BOOT CAMP® includes all seminars and educational materials, lunch in the vineyard, dinner paired with appropriate wines, extensive wine tasting, a bottle of wine created by the recruit, transportation to all food and wine events, and an I Survived Wine Boot Camp® T-shirt. Enlistment is $375 per person.
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June 25, 2005 - Monterey County Wine Boot Camp®
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AND THE WINNER IS...
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TO YOUR HEALTH
Many doctors encourage their patients to have a glass or two of red wine everyday. We echo those sentiments to say nothing of the great pleasure we derive from drinking great wines!
Cheers! Cin Cin! Salute! Santé! Salud! Skal! To Your Health!
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