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** Please click title of article to see video. I caught up with K&L Wines co-founder Clyde Beffa to talk about their first 40 years in the wine business last month and captured the conversation on video. I’ve been buying wine at KL Wines since I moved to the Bay Area in 1991 and have Read More

  Riesling, is the unsung noble grape variety. It’s better known peers Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah are produced widely and consumed in vast quantities. Not so Riesling. Unlike its noble cousins, few Rieslings have acquired cult status, and on the whole, the quality of Riesling for the money, makes Read More

Lodi – Reinvention from Within. Lodi Winemaker Ripeness The Lodi AVA is often described as the engine room of the American wine business, but for many wine critics, the mention of Lodi Zinfandel brings to mind hugely alcoholic, sweet red wines that are too big for any serious wine lover to consider as an accompaniment to Read More