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Dear Readers:

Wine Writer Confidential | № 3

L.M. Archer is an internationally published freelance writer specializing in Burgundy and wine, the redThread™ that binds us all. She is creator | editor of, a site devoted to inspired storytelling about artisan wine and tastemakers worldwide.

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Welcome to my latest installment of Wine Writer Confidential, where I spill, thrill and chill you with all the news unfit to print about my world of wine writing.

Like virtual wine tastings? Well, this month promises a slew of them in my little corner of the universe. Here’s this week’s line-up – hope you can join me on Twitter!

#wineStudio Logo Design: Elena Bundy, @yyz_designco
#wineStudio Logo Design: Elena Bundy, @yyz_designco
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Achaval-Ferrer produces premium Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon in the wine regions of Argentina.

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#wineStudio | Wines of Achaval-Ferrer – Argentina

When: Tuesday, April 4th 2017 6 pm PST

Where: Twitter: #wineStudio



What: Learn about “Winery of the Year” Achaval-Ferrer’s award-winning 100% Malbec, produced from grapes grown in the Uco Valley, Luján de Cuyo and Medrano regions of Argentina.

Additional Achaval-Ferrer virtual tastings throughout the month of April include:

Tuesday, April 11th 2017 6 pm PST

Achaval-Ferrer 100% Cabernet Sauvignon – Agrelo | Medrano Argentina

Monday, April 17th 6 pm PST | World Malbec Day 

Special Blind Tasting

Tuesday, April 25th 2017 6 pm PST

Achaval-Ferrer 100% Cabernet Franc – Uco Valley, Argentina

Learn  more about Achaval-Ferrer at:

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LoCa includes the wines produced according to Lodi Rules, California’s original sustainable wine growing program, circa 1992.

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LoCa – The Wines of Lodi, California, featuring Lodi Rules

When: Wednesday, April 5th 2017 – 4 pm PST

Where: Twitter: @Lodi_Wine



What: Virtually taste through a selection of high-scoring, small-lot Lodi Rules (California’s original sustainable wine growing program, circa 1992) produced wines, including:

Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc | Mohr-Fry Ranches

Bokisch Vineyard 2015 Albariño Terra Alta Vineyard

Michael David Winery 2014 Inkblot Cabernet Franc

Michael Klouda 2014 Broken Vine Zinfandel

The best part about these gloriously easy drinking, food-friendly wines? You get the inside track on a treasure-trove of small-production jewels that most of your friends don’t know about yet, but wish they did.

Learn more about LoCa at:

View Lodi Rules cool infographic poster here.

the Hedonistic Taster

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A Tasse de dégustiation, or tastevin, is a silver tasting cup used by vignerons and negociants in Burgundy to taste wines. Most are presented as christening gifts at birth.

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My tasting note series The Hedonistic Taster makes it’s return with a new line up of artisan samples, including the wines of Arínzano, northern Spain’s  internationally acclaimed enotourism destination heritage vineyard located near Pamplona.

That’s it for now – in the meantime, feel free to leave your comment(s) below or sign up for my newsletter if you want additional information about upcoming  events.


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