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Stories from Peg Melnik

This week's wine picks

A sun-kissed sauvignon blanc and a crisp pinot are among the finds.

Siduri Wines' Lee rises to challenge of making a sterling blended white

A Santa Rosa winery is behind this perfect summer white.

This week's wine picks

A head-turning budget white and a tasty riesling are among the favorites.

Wine tasting with a Boisset twist

Winery has a series of tasting experiences for those who like to pair wine with whimsy.

The best budget reds for your burger

The best budget wines to go with your July 4th burger fest.

Wine of the week

Davis Bynum winemaker Greg Morthole sees leaner chardonnays.

This week's wine picks

A jammy zin and a striking gewurztraminer are among the favorites.

Wine of the Week: Edna Valley's pinot noir

This wine favorite is a standout for its mouth-feel and price.

This week's wine picks

Favorites include a lively cab and a zesty zin.

Auction Napa Valley preview

Looking forward to this weekend's Auction Napa Valley.

This week's wine picks

A vibrant sauvignon blanc and a complex pinot are among the favorites.

A good background for cool-weather wines

Sonoma's cooler climate proves a perfect fit for the winemaker of our wine of the week.

This week's wine picks

Favorites include a lush chardonnay and a juicy zin.

Wine of the week: Alamos Argentina Torrontes

The secret to Alamos Torrontes? High-altitude grapes

New Pinot Classic this weekend in Russian River Valley

The new tasting event celebrates the Russian River Valley appellation as the epicenter of pinot noir.

This week's wine picks

A complex carignane and a lush chardonnay are among the standouts.

This week's wine picks

Favorites include a refreshing sauvignon blanc and an elegant cab.

This week's wine picks

Favorites include a full-bodied rose and a tasty merlot.

This week's wine picks

Stars include a tasty chardonnay and a tangy Rhone red.

This week's wine picks

Standouts include a sweet zin and a creamy chardonnay.

This week's wine picks

Standouts run the gamut from a zesty sauvignon blanc to a gorgeous syrah.

Bonny Doon's Grahm 'respects raw materials'

Rhone reds are at their best when they don’t have to be “fixed.”

Wine of the Week: JC Cellars, 2011 El Diablo Vineyard

Scouting for the tastiest Rhone reds.

This week's wine picks

Look for a tasty full-bodied pinot or a deep bordeaux blend.

This week's wine picks

Must-haves include an intense sauvignon blanc and a sassy zin.

This week's wine picks

Stars include an aromatic sauvignon blanc and a tasty merlot

Wine list

Peg Melnik scopes out good value wines with the occasional splurge.

Chardonnay, alone or with a dish

Flora Springs, our wine of the week, is a striking wine with a lush texture.

Wine List: This week's picks

A tasty chardonnay and a complex pinot are among the notables.

A winning white wine and an Alsace festival

Our wine-of-the-week winner could be described as springtime in a glass.

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