How To Start A Wine Collection

October 28, 2004

NO sauvignon blanc

Collecting wine is easy and doesn’t have to be expensive.

A good wine is fun to share. Keeping bottles of wine around the house makes entertaining easier and eliminates the last minute run to the store to find “something to serve.” Starting a wine collection is actually very easy and can be done to fit any budget. And learning about different wines is an experience that couples can do together.

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Long Live The Napa Valley Winemakers

September 17, 2004

Long Vineyards

A review of California’s Long Vineyards wines.

Bob Long believes that Napa Valley winemakers are blessed. Pioneers in the development of single vineyard wines, Long and his wife Zelma started their eponymous winery in 1977. Although they divorced years ago and both have remarried, the Longs remain business partners. Their 121-acre property is on a prime Napa Valley site: Pritchard Hill, east of St. Helena. With their longtime associate Sandi Blecher, the Longs produce consistently good and reasonably priced Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio and a late harvest Riesling.

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