Spike's Bottle Shop

(530)893-8410 1270 East 1st Avenue
Chico, CA 95926-1529
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  • I was going to put this in the Whatcha Drinking Tonight thread. But since there was some Syrah talk going on I thought I'd start a new thread on Cool Climate Syrah.Tonight I'm visiting a wine I haven't had in since May and wanted to see how it is progressing. It comes from high up atop the Yorkville Highlands in the Anderson Valley  which is in ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Focusing on Cool Climate Syrah


  • My daughter recently came back from Croatia and brought me back a bottle of 'Tomic Plavac Mali Barrique 2007', I know nothing about Croatian wine but apparently the locals raved about it.She and her party had a bottle over dinner at their villa one evening and although my daughter doesn't drink wine everyone else thought it was stunning.She also... Read More

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  • Must admit I'm becoming a convert to this wine, I know it seems to get a lot of negative press having a reputation as a lowly ' Workhorse ' grape. but I enjoy the richness, tannins that grip you and the dense meaty flavours. I've recently had some very good ones, notably .........Paul Mas Estate Carignan Vieilles Vignes Savignac Vineyard 2010 Pa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Carignan


  • I am a dyed in the wool fan of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlots, Sangiovese's and a few Chardonnays and Pinot Grigio's. I am trying to widen my spectrum to include Pinot Noir's. I live in the Pacific Northwest so the Pinot Noir's are readily available due to the large varieties from Oregon.Before I embark on purchasing some different brands I would l... Read More

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  • Good article by Lettie Teague....Wine Snob Read More

    Forum post in the topic Defending the 'Wine Snob'


  • Another article from Journalist Fiona Beckett. Kinda know what she means about the term 'Plushy wine' don't know how much of it is true you guys will know betterhttp://winemadenaturally.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-are-some-red-wines-so-soft-and.html Read More

    Forum post in the topic Plush, succulent, easy...


  • Another reason not to join..........................http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/mar/05/are-wine-clubs-worth-joining?CMP=twt_gu Read More

    Forum post in the topic Who needs Wine Clubs ?


  • Hello people, I decided to start a mini cellar and the only place is my bedroom closet. Since I have other stuff in there and I go in frequently, i need ideas of what to do to sotre them in a corner and help them not move to much. Whatever I've been buying I've tried to buy it with cap instead of cork, so I thought about something like a milk cr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Closet storage ideas


  • Read a snipet in Decanter magazine recently stating that the production of Italian Prosecco will grow five fold in the next two decades, doubling in the next two years according to producer Bisol. The US apparently can't get enough with sales of 2.3m bottles in 2010.I must admit there is a big promotion here in th UK for Prosecco at the moment, ... Read More

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  • Sampled some very nice wines at a tasting the other evening at a local Spanish Restaurant with a selection of Tapas.  Amongst the highlights were..Rioja Reserva Muga 2006/07Rioja Single vineyard Ramon Bilbao 2008Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2006/07Rioja Blanco Muga 2010Rueda Blanco Marques de Riscal 2010Rioja Blanco Marques de Caceres 2009/10 Th... Read More

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