Monday, August 17, 2009

Welcome, New Readers

Wines for the People is now a three years old, and readership is really starting to grow. We welcome readers old and new, and hope you enjoy what you find here. We've got a ton of great posts in the works, so please check back often to see what's new here.

To ease your exploration of the site, here is a category index of the posts thus far. We welcome questions, suggestions, and requests. Do let us know what you would like to see here. Thanks! –WftP

PWR--The People's Wine Revolution
PWR's First Pick
The PWR Plan to Take Over the World
The 2009 PWR Line Up
PWR Hits the Big Time
Ruling Class Wines at Working Class Prices
2010 PWR Grenache
PWR's First Movie
Bottling the 2010 Wines
News of the Revolution
Spring 2012 Order Form

General Information
Wine Flavors--where do they come from?
Corked Wine—what to do about it?
Choosing wine by the importer
Who owns what--a guide to wine brands
Boring wine and what to do about it
Wine Review Weekly
Gundlach-Bundschu Wine Poetry Contest
Wine and social media
Wine Bloggers' Conference 2009
Harvest 2009
2009 Vintage Report, Northern California
The Gallo Song
The Man that Waters the Workers' Beer

Wine reviews
2005 Burgundy
2005 Burgundy Redux
2007 White Bordeaux
Rosenblum Mourvedre
Cremant D’Alsace Rosé
Cline Syrah
Alto Sol Syrah/Carmenere
Montes Alpha Syrah
Chono Carmenere
Sforzato di Valtellina
Wine Recommendations Cristalino, Crios, Yalumba, Veramonte, Alamos, Borsao, Finca Luzon, Cline, Guigal
A few notes Bodhichitta, Renwood
A few more notes Rosenblum, Chapoutier
A few quickies Testarossa Syrah, Mary Elke Chardonnay, Valpine Barbera
Wines for summer heat Chono, Chapoutier, Alto Sol, Shane
Wines from the Safeway Sale Peachy Canyon, Drouhin, Oyster Bay, Wolf Blass, Rosenblum, Seghesio
Second Safeway Sale Report Artesa, Two Hands
Pedroncelli Shines
From the Tank boxed wine
Wild Pelican wine in cans 
Keuka Lake Vineyards
Food & Wine Magazine's cheap picks
Allegrini Valpolicella
Pedroncelli Zinfandel, Rose and Chardonnay
Terres Secretes, Sorbaiano, Nicodemi
Farro Depie Rose
Zaca Mesa Rousanne
Cruz Andina Malbec
Quintay, Vina Litoral, Domaine Perraud, Domaine de Moulin
SanTasti palate-cleansing beverage
Villa Ritina Sangiovese
Chile, Cono Sur
Pedroncelli Merlot, Chono Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Cucao Pedro Ximenez
Beverage Testing Institute Wine Recommendations
Barokes wines in cans
Campo Viejo Tempranillo
La Vieille Cure Bordeaux
Bargain Hunting with the San Francisco Chronicle
Grande Maison Monbazillac
Bonny Doon Albarino
Wyndham Estate Sparkling Shiraz
Rosa D'Oro Dolcetto, Dry Muscat
Falling Star Boxed Chardonnay, Malbec
Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant
Wine Guerrilla Zinfandels
Ritual Pinot Noir

Winery Write-Ups and Visiting Recommendations

Shane Cellars
Cline Cellars
Napa Wineries worth a visit

Wine Retailers
How to find good QPR
Other ways to save on wine
Well-aged Bargains
San Francisco Wine Trading Company
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
North Berkeley Wine's David Hinkle

Wine Sales Announcements
Safeway Sale
Report from Safeway sale
Draeger’s Sale
Kermit Lynch Spring sampler
Cheap wine on-line
BevMo 5-cent sale
Holiday Samplers

Alternative Packaging
Box wines
Boxed wine update
From the Tank Boxed Wine
Wild Pelican wine in cans
Barokes wines in cans
Falling Star Boxed Wines

Home Winemaking
Do it Yourself!

Blogging, ethics and the usefulness of reviews

Wineries as non-profits
Ehlers Estate
New Clairvaux
Bodhichitta Winery

Book Reviews
Wine Brats (Intro)
Wine Brats part 1
Wine Brats part 2
Been Doon So Long

So please browse away, share your thoughts, and check back for more posts.


  1. I was just reading your review of the Sforzato di Valtellina and it took me back to the days of traveling through Switzerland and dropping down into this region of Italy. I found myself going back there even if it was detour from my regularbusiness travel just to stop in the CO-OP in Sondrio and load up on Inferno's, Grumello's and Sassella's.
    Any suggestions of where too find wines from Valtellina in the USA? Thank you, William

  2. Thanks for the comment, William. We took a look at WineSearcher, and found a few leads. All of these wines are considerably more expensive (starting at $50) than the wine we wrote up in the post, so your best bet may be to scour the bargain shelves at local stores. At any rate, WineSearcher pointed us to Morrell & Co in NY, Owen's Liquors in Myrtle Beach, Bacchus Wine in San Diego, and many more (do a free search at WineSearcher for the rest).

    Another idea is to contact the importers directly, and ask where they have sold (or can sell) near you. If they are not in a shop near you, you might persuade them or the shop owner to start carrying their wine. It appears that Premium Brands of NY brings in Conti Sertoli Salis, Omniwines of Linden Hills NY brings in Fay, and Frederick Wildman of NYC brings in Nino Negri. We can help you with contact information for any of these importers if you like.

    Happy hunting!


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