Free Talk Thanksgiving – Post your Thanksgiving requests and recommendations here! – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Free Talk Thanksgiving – Post your Thanksgiving requests and recommendations here!

Random musings, off topic stuff, bottle porn without notes, Thanksgiving pairing ideas


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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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Learning French, so created a French poster of a wine glass. Hope you guys appreciate it here! – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Learning French, so created a French poster of a wine glass. Hope you guys appreciate it here!
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Athan Zafirov

For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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Recent line-up of some old and new world wines – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Recent line-up of some old and new world wines
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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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E&J Gallo Winery Acquires Pahlmeyer Winery – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

E&J Gallo Winery Acquires Pahlmeyer Winery
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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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Customized wine bottle labels – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Customized wine bottle labels


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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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Bright Cellars wine Club – Pass on this. – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Bright Cellars wine Club – Pass on this.

Bright Cellars is a convenient wine club that sends you regular wines. It's a good solution for people who are casual about wine, do not care for varied flavors and do not want to purchase wine.

Bright Cellars purchase their wines from Sonoma 980 and then they create their own brand labels and apply it to the wines they send in their club. Their promise is that you will try varied and small wine brands – this is an outright lie.

If you like and appreciate wines and exotic flavors, this really isn't a good fit as the quality is more for people who are casual drinkers and want something mild. The club attracts people by claiming they will only pay $10-15 for a $25 bottle when in fact the wine is actually $6 bottles that do not retail anywhere bc the brands they are from do not exist.

Overall, if this is a good wine club for you – that's great and not my business to disrupt. However, they are completely deceptive in their brand approach. It just infuriates me – it is common business practice to white label products in all industries, but their marketing and language is incredibly misleading.

I couldn't find any good info before signing up so this is kinda a PSA.

(And truly what I dislike about this is the promise to discover brands and experience wine within a context of creation – all that is faked or removed)


Athan Zafirov

For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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A disappointing dinner party – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

A disappointing dinner party

So my fiance wanted to throw a dinner party for about 15 people.

"Great!" I think, "this will be a good opportunity to open a few of my nicer bottles for other to enjoy!"

Cut to the dinner party. I opened a 2004 chateau de beaucastel to start, thinking it would be a good entry for others to try.

I did not gage the crowd effectively.

Long story short, the hits of the party were a couple bottles of muscato, a riesling and a cheap red wine that was literally made from Concord grapes.

I'm pretty damn sure I was the only one to drink the beaucastel and I drank the whole thing by nights end.

I don't fault anyone for enjoying those other wines, in fact I'm glad they had a good time.

I'm Just kind of bummed that I was unable to share my passion for wines and hopefully introduce others to what good wines can be like.

I think next time, since sweet white wines were all the rage I'll have to introduce them to a sauternes. Maybe that'll get the curiosity going for some of them.


Athan Zafirov

For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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K Laz – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

K Laz

Has anyone had any experience with K Laz in Yountville? It sounds like a really cool concept. I’m just wondering if she mostly provides wines that you can’t order from the wineries themselves.

Cheers.


Athan Zafirov

For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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Is anyone aware of a brick and mortar wine shop that offers a wine club that delivers different themed 6 pack cases to its customers? – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Is anyone aware of a brick and mortar wine shop that offers a wine club that delivers different themed 6 pack cases to its customers?
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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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