Category Archives: White wine

Piperfield Wines 5k Verdelho, Lodi, CA

Hi, it’s me, your Absent Wine Blogger. So here are my most recent excuses for not posting: • It’s too hot to write – ok, this one is a little weak since I’m sitting in the AC. • I’m too … Continue reading

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Eden Ridge Chardonnay and Eden Ridge Red Blend

I swear it’s been July for at least four weeks now! At least it’s felt like July or maybe even August. On Saturday my area hit 98 degrees. It’s not supposed to be that hot, not yet! I also learned … Continue reading

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Middle Sister Wines Part Two

Aw, fall, my favorite time of year. Brilliant pops of orange, yellow and red have been appearing on store shelves for weeks and now the vegetation as well. I grew up in Florida and didn’t experienced a true fall. In … Continue reading

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Cartlidge and Browne Merlot and Chardonnay

Is it the destination or is it the journey? My husband will tell you he’s all about the journey and mostly I just want to get to the destination. Sometimes it’s both. Just a few weeks ago I embarked on … Continue reading

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Girl and Dragon Wines

Not having kids, summer really just means those months where it’s warm and the days are long. It also means lighter traffic for my husband’s commute which is good but I miss the summers I had when I was younger. … Continue reading

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2014 Giesen Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Summer is in full swing. The heat wave my area was experiencing has finally broken and we’re beginning to get some rain again. As I type this I’m listening to the sound of distant thunder and watching the skies darken … Continue reading

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Giesen Pinot Gris Marlborough, New Zealand 2014

There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no… You get the picture. Two weekends ago, my husband and I packed up the family  truckster, our dog Rooster and set out for some R&R in Raleigh, NC. Travelling … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling Columbia Valley

Did someone put a time warp speed on Christmas? How can it be here when the last I checked it was still 15 days away. Did I sleep through a week? Anyway, it’s here. My last post I told you … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go. Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la. Jingle bells, jingle bells. It’s Christmas, yippee! I’ve been scanning the channels for Frosty and Rudolph but I just can’t … Continue reading

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Toad Hollow Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay, Francine’s Selection 2012

After the long brutal winter so much of the country experienced, it’s hard to believe   Memorial Day and the long days of summer are finally upon us. On Friday, my parents will arrive and will stay with us through the … Continue reading

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