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Exploring California’s Bottles of Wine, One Winery at a Time

The Golden State is home to 3,674 wineries producing New & Old World Wines the envy of wine makers. That’s 47% of all US wineries. While there is a lot of great wine in other countries, other states, a California bottle of wine is one of our favorites (and we suspect yours too). Our site is dedicated to the regions, terroirs & appelations throughout California creating great bottles of wine. It’s a guide for you to explore California wine areas.

Everybody has their favorite California Bottle of Wine. Some like expensive, some like value, some like taste. We believe the best wine in the world is the wine you like most, whether that be a Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah or Cabernet.

Recent Winery Visits – Trends in Wine

We should not have revisited this winery. The magic is gone.

“Are you just going to stand there?” asked the wine pourer. I was stunned. I had walked outside the tasting area around a hedge (nary a fence or barrier preventing my movement) to create an image of a weathered barn. He objected to my standing ten feet from where he shared wine with us moments … Continue Reading We should not have revisited this winery. The magic is gone.

A Dollop of This, A Dollop of That, Looking for a Good Blended Wine

We’ve all tasted a blended California bottle of wine and may not know it. Often a winemaker will add a Syrah to a Cabernet. Keep it below 25% Syrah and you still have the Cabernet Sauvignon on the label. Wine makers are not required to disclose the additive wine as long as there is 75% … Continue Reading A Dollop of This, A Dollop of That, Looking for a Good Blended Wine

Good Bottles of Wine Off the Beaten Path of San Marcos Road

We stared into the blue sky, white clouds and a snootful of ruby red wine on the table top in a world turned topsy turvey. But even disoriented, days like this are for savoring the perfume of a good bottle of wine at the visual and tactile banquet of wine tasting. In the northwestern Paso … Continue Reading Good Bottles of Wine Off the Beaten Path of San Marcos Road