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Juan Micieli-Martinez Heading to Martha Clara Vineyards?

Thanks to a reader tip (thanks John) and an email sent to David Page at Shinn Estate Vineyards, I’ve learned that Juan Micieli-Martinez, formerly of Pellegrini Vineyards, is now formerly of Shinn Estate Vineyards as well....


How Much is the Stuff in Your Refrigerator Worth? (AKA: The continued Sears saga)

So if you had to replace every single item in both your freezer and your refrigerator, how much would it cost you? Sears seems to think, despite what we’ve told them, that $100 is more than enough to replace our lost good...


LENNDEVOURS Q&A: Lenn Thompson, You Know Who I Am

Today I’ve decided to change up the LENNDEVOURS Q&A series a bit…this time turning the microphone around and asking myself the same questions. Is interviewing ones self a sign of mental defect? Perhaps, but it&#...

Michael Vick is a piece of &^%$&…garbage

Sorry to break into this wine blog with sports and general news. But in case you haven’t heard, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is a piece of garbage (we’ll keep it rated G for now). According to one report...


Just a few days left: Get $15 off your order at

Don’t forget that until 7/21 you can get $15 off your order at by entering the promo code "LENN15" at checkout. Many of their wines seem to be in the $15-20 range, so that’s like getting ...


Job Posting: Assistant Sales & Marketing Manager for Bedell Cellars

Bedell Cellars is looking to hire a new Assistant Sales & Marketing Manager. The position combines wine club management with development of our most upscale and sophisticated customers–both retail buyers plus wholesal...


Wine Blogging Wednesday #36: Let’s Get Naked

Now that I have your attention, let’s get down to business. Next month, on August 8 to be exact, we’ll be celebrating the three-year anniversary of Wine Blogging Wednesday. Actually, in the early days, it was called...


WBW #35 Roundup Posted

The roundup for WBW #35: Passionate Spain has been posted over at My Wine Education. It looks like we had just over 40 participants, many of whom reviewed multiple wines. As Michelle mentions in the roundup, I’ll be hosti...