Monthly Archives: March 2010

Matt Kramer on Del Rio Pinot Noir

Hat tip to my friend Terry Lannon for the link to the following article from the Oregonian written by Matt Kramer…yes, that Matt Kramer. Kudos to him for not only giving a nice review for the Del Rio Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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Assembly passes budget plan; rejects sale of wine in grocery stores

All of that hyper-ventilating for nothing…here’s a report from WKTV from Utica, New York. Again, just like last year, I though there was no-way-in-hell that this thing was going to pass…and it did not. New York store owners need to … Continue reading

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Stephen Tanzer’s new blog

Once in a while I stumble onto something really interesting while surfing the web and feel compelled to share it, especially if it has any relevance to my world or the world of wine. Well in this case it does….It … Continue reading

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Life got in the way again…

At least that’s what it feels like lately….I have not had the time to post. Really. Business has picked up at Rad Grapes and I’ve been on the road seeing customers and popping corks all the time, hosting in-store wine … Continue reading

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Vina Tabali wines with great Parker scores are here!

I am very happy to announce that the Vina Tabali wines are finally available in NY. I tasted these wines at the end of last year and knew they would fit right into the Rad Grapes portfolio…..well, the wines  are … Continue reading

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More good news from Napa…not!

Vineyard Defaults Surge as Bargain Wines Hurt Napa…..like we could not have predicted that… March 8 (Bloomberg) — In California’s Napa Valley, producer of the most expensive U.S. wines, 2010 may be a vintage year for foreclosures as the industry … Continue reading

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It is warm enough to grill…

The entire Rad family is at home for a quiet evening. Diner and a movie….its was in the 50’s and sunny today – first time in months we’ve seen weather like this, so we decided to grill. I am enjoying … Continue reading

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Setbacks in Wine Country

We all know that the recession has changed almost everything related to consumer spending habits, including what people buy and how much they spend. People that still have jobs are being more conservative with their spending and have traded down … Continue reading

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