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Greg Norman Interview

05/31/2012 08:56
05/31/2012 08:55     Greg Norman needs very little introduction. In addition to being one of the greatest golfers of the modern era, he is also one of the greatest entrepreneurs. Gottannins interest in the Shark has to do primarily with his Wine Estates (we...

Rick Mirer, Owner, Mirror Wines

05/05/2011 20:24
Rick Mirer is the owner and founder of Mirror Wines. The company aims high, looking to do something "spectacular yet subtle" with its wines and aims for good, donating a proceeds of wine sales to the Mirer Family Foundation which helps folks in Indiana and California. If you were a college...

Top Five Tips for Buying Wine Futures

04/18/2011 21:00
The experts have conducted the barrel tastings and their insights lead us to believe 2010 will be a superlative year for Bordeaux. One of the most frequent questions we get at Got Tannins involves wine futures, or el primeur. What are they? Wine futures allows consumers to buy wines very early in...

Twitter Wine on eBay as Part of Holiday Auction

12/06/2010 20:38
Through December 16, 2010, Twitter is auctioning its Fledgling wine on eBay. 350 bottles of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will be auctioned at a fixed-price of $40 (the bottles are signed). They are also offering a 6 liter bottle along with a lunch for two with Biz Stone. The other package available...

Exploring Wine

10/07/2010 19:33
Our friend Steven Kolpan, alongside Brian Smith and Michael Weiss, recently published an incredible resource - Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Guide to Wines of the World. In conjunction with  You may remember Steven from his wide-ranging interview where he covering...

Ashley Hepworth, Winemaker, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

08/05/2010 06:47
Ashley Hepworth, winemaker at the world-renowned Joseph Phelps Vineyards was kind enough to devote some time to answering a few wine questions for our readers. A bit of background. Her interest in wine began in college in Durango, CO, then continued on in Chicago where she worked under the chef...

Easy Way to Donate to Haiti

02/03/2010 10:37
The consumer video review site EXPO ( is offering an easy way to donate money to Haiti. Members that post product review videos accrue points. Normally these points go towards rewards such as gift cards, strollers, wine accessories and iPods.  To show its support EXPO is...

Wine apps on the iPhone

11/11/2009 18:22
When tasting wine, I like to remember what I’ve had and what I thought of it. Since I am the proud owner of an iPhone, I thought I would check out some of the apps that are available. When researching wine tasting applications for the iPhone, there were several features that were important to...

Review - 2006 Buena Vista - Pinot Noir - Carneros

11/03/2009 19:33
 We enjoyed a bottle of 2006 Buena Vista Pinot Noir - Carneros tonight. It was paired with some risotto and steamed salmon served with some onions and tomatoes. The Carneros region tends to be great for growing Pinot Noir because of the moderate temperature caused by the...

Don Reha, Winemaker, Orfila Vineyards, San Diego, CA

08/04/2009 15:35
  Don Reha joined the Orfila Vineyards in 2009 after Leon Santoro passed away in January of this year. He has grown up in the wine industry with experience on his childhood family vineyards in Ukiah, CA (Mendocino County). As a winemaker his career started at Fetzer Vineyards in Redwood Valley...
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