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Napa Valley Heritage Wines

Louis M. Martini is a quintessential California wine.  The great winemaking legacy is carried forward by third generation winemaker Mike MartiniJim White caught up with Mike recently to discuss the Martini philosophy and what we can expect from the 2011 vintage.  Join Mike Martini at Savor Dallas, March 30-31.


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Heritage Winemaking from Louis M. Martini

Jim White introduces you to Michael Martini, third generation winemaker from Napa Valley’s legendary Louis M. Martini Winery.  Michael talks about how he got his start at the winery, his family’s legacy in California, how Louis M. Martini looks to the future by returning to traditional winemaking practices, and how the fourth generation is shaping-up to take the reins.  Cheers!

Enjoy Central Coast Tasting from Bridlewood Winery at Centennial February 24, 2011

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Sideways No More

Miles’ quest for the perfect Pinot Noir in the 2004 film starring Paul Giamatti brought national attention to the appellation’s Pinot Noir, but Chardonnay claims the most Central Coast acreage. At the southern end of the AVA, Bordeaux and Rhône varietals reign on south-facing hillsides and high benchlands. It is here that Bridlewood Winemaker David Hopkins finds the incredible grapes to make his complex wines.  You’ll have a chance to taste some of David’s kaleidoscope of flavors in a special tasting of Bridlewood Chardonnay, Arabesque (a Rhône blend), and yes, Pinot Noir, at selected Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits locations this Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 2 until 4.

Experience California’s Central Coast this weekend at:

  • Centennial’s Lakewood store at 6312 LaVista Drive. Dallas (214-821-6294)
  • The new “Lowest Greenville” location at 1704 Greenville Avenue. Dallas (214-515-0683)
  • And Big Daddy’s at 1613 W. Northwest Highway. Dallas  (972-506-8193)

Click on the link for each location to see a map.  Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits has more great tastings coming up each week leading up to Savor Dallas March 18th and 19th.  You’ll have a chance to meet Bridlewood Winemaker David Hopkins at Savor Dallas on Saturday March 19th.  David is featured at the Arts District Wine Stroll, at the International Grand Tasting, and is featured in the Savor Dallas “Wine Panel” at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

We’ll bring you details on Monday about the next great series of winetastings at Centennial, featuring Louis M. Martini on March 3-4.

For more information about California’s great Central Coast Appellation and Bridlewood Estate Winery, read on.  Cheers!


Wining and Dining with Jim White February 1, 2011

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Michael Eddy Ghost PInes interview

Michael Eddy, winemaker Ghost Pines Winery January 22, 2011

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“Wining and Dining with Jim White” introduces you to winemaker Michael Eddy from California’s Ghost Pines Winery. Michael talks about the heritage of Ghost Pines, born of the Louis M. Martini winemaking tradition, and Ghost Pines constant search for the finest grapes available no matter the AVA. Also, find out how winemaking is much like making bread or cheese; Michael does all three! Ghost Pines Winery will bring its Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel to Savor Dallas, March 18th & 19th.

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