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Tim Fish

November 2016

The Broke Millennial’s Guide to Thanksgiving Wine Values
Whether you’re heading back home or to a friend’s house, here are 10 great wine bargains
Posted: Nov 16, 2016 11:00am ET

When I was in my twenties, I didn't have a lot of cash leftover for wine. I may not be a Millennial, but I know the feeling. Some things never change.

But that's no reason to be a skinflint on Thanksgiving when you head back to the folks' house or grandma's, or even sit down with a group of friends. It's a holiday. Splurge … proportionally. Here are 10 value wine picks for the holidays.

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A New Life for Pete Seghesio's Historic Zinfandel Vineyard
With the expiration of his non-compete agreement, the veteran Zin man launches a new label from Sonoma's historic San Lorenzo vineyard
Posted: Nov 2, 2016 11:00am ET

When the Seghesio family sold its namesake winery in 2011, it was a shock. Rumors of winery sales are often rampant in the California wine community, but few of us saw that one coming.

I had no idea what to expect back then, but five years on, things are finally playing out. Winemaker Ted Seghesio remains on board at the winery and continues to make great wine, particularly Zinfandel.

His cousin and former partner Pete Seghesio set off on his own a few years back, and has slowly put his plans into place. A non-compete agreement limited what wines Seghesio could produce. His first wine was a Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast under the Journeyman label; the 2013 vintage received 93 points.

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