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Wine Wednesday with Ziggy on the Krush

Ziggy “The Wine Gal” Eschliman — whose award-winning wine radio shows are broadcast on both coasts — has the brightest, most refreshing voice in wine and spirits today. This groovy guru of libation locks formal pretense in the cellar and embraces the pure fun and pleasures essential to enjoying wine.

“Most wine lovers value quality and like good wine but dislike the stuffiness and ritual often associated with it; that’s where I come in!” beams Ziggy. Whether it’s bubbly, Bordeaux or Zinfandel, vodka or tequila, Ziggy knows the dirt: the who, the what, the where and the why in every bottle.

Ziggy is a seasoned journalist, a highly sought-after guest speaker, a dynamic lecturer and an advocate for the good life. As an educator and a wine judge, she earns high marks and seamlessly weaves her diverse knowledge with a sense of whimsy and spontaneity.
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Wine Picks

2013 Holiday Wine Picks

16 Judges tasted through close to 200 wines to determine what wine is the best value Sparkling, White and Red wine under $15- as well as what is the best high end Sparkling, White and Red wine over $30. I've chosen one word from select panel members to describe each wine profile.

Top Wines Under $15


Segura Viudas, ARIA, Estate Brut, D.O. Cava $14-
Lemon, Apple, Mineral, Austere, Delish, Nutty, Yum


2011 Four Vines, Naked Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County $12.99
Lemon Meringue, Tropical Fruit, Easy, Crowd Pleaser, Pineapple, Citrus


2012 Steelhead Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County  $14.99
Strawberry, Floral, Tobacco, Spice, Cranberry, Mint, Smooth

Top Wines over $30


2002 Nicolas Feuillatte, Palmes d'Or, Brut Champagne $150
Stunning, Exquisite, Brioche, Delicious, Elegant, Apples, Citrus, Yeast, Hazelnut, Showstopper

tied with

2009 Woodenhead Winery, Naturale, Single Vineyard, Russian River Valley $46
Crisp, Refreshing, Tasty, Racy, Tart Gravenstein Apple, Sexy, Succulent, Young Pear, Bone Dry


2011 Rodney Strong Vineyards, Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River Valley $35
Rich Mouthfeel, Apples, Full Throttle, Créme Brulée, Love, Toasty, Lemony


2011 Claypool Cellars, Pachyderm Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley  $42
Raspberry, Pretty, Rose Petal, Sassafras, Feminine, Sexy, Gorgeous, Cranberry, Rockin!