Month: October 2012

AMAZON LAUNCHES ONLINE WINE SHOP–AGAIN

After two false starts it appears that the internet giant will at last sell wine.  It’s a complicated arrangement that evidently will look like an Amazon product but in fact the wineries will be doing most of the work, including all fulfillment activities. The deal could be a boon to small wineries who are increasingly […]

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HEAT KILLS WINE

It’s common knowledge that fine wine needs to be stored in temperature controlled conditions. What’s not so widely known is what actually happens to wine when it isn’t. Here’s an example of where a picture is worth a thousand words. This is sad—a case of 1966 vintage port ruined by excessive temperatures at an uncontrolled […]

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Brilliant new wine opener?

Had to share this with you!  We read about this new wine opener in the Rare Wine Company newsletter.  It’s called The Durand and it combines a corkscrew with AH-SO like blades to improve your chances of getting those old, fragile corks out in one piece.  Seems like an ingenious concept but does it work?  […]

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Solana Beach Wine Tasting

SDWS members opened some GREAT wines on Saturday October 13th at our Solana Beach facility.  Favorites by consensus were: 1. 1990 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2. 1997 La Fiorita Brunello de Montalcino 3. 2007 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon A 2001 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon also produced a lot of smiles.  

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How to Buy Wine Online

Many, if not most, of San Diego Wine Storage customers buy wine online.  Whether direct from the winery or from an online retailer, the choices are multiplied ten-fold over what you could find in local wine shops. The good online retailers make it relatively painless to buy and can offer some great bargains, even after […]

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