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02.17.2005

Introducing My First Guest Bloggers

Recently, because of previous commitments, I was unable to attend a wine event that I wanted to bring you coverage of here at Vinography. As a result I have enlisted the help of two friends, Sasha Verhage and Greg Piatigorski, who attended the event for me and will be reporting on their impressions.

Sasha Verhage is the winemaker and proprietor of Eno Wines. He has been making award winning wine since 6 years. His passion is Pinot Noir, his first love was Old Vine Zinfandel, his new love is Grenache, and he is curious about the potential of Syrah in California.

Greg Piatigorski is the winemaker and proprietor of Alcina Cellars. He has studied under Greg La Follette (of Flowers, Tandem, and De Loach wineries). Not shy about expressing an opinion (or two), but always ready to listen, Greg has been know to claim that he breeds elephants, distributes burlap underwear, and manufactures his own brand of bullshit repellant. He makes Pinot Noir, Carignane, Syrah, and soon Petite Sirah.

Please enjoy their coverage of the P.S. I Love You Blue Tooth Tour.

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