Pour a young tannic Cabernet through Haley’s Corker and you’ll strip out all the harsh tannins. Pour a buttery Chardonnay through Haley’s Corker and you’ll strip out the butter. So … Continue Reading Haley’s Corker & the Aeration of California Wine
Full disclosure here, we’re not big fans of dry Italian varietals. But if you like dry Italian wine you’ll love Bella Luna Estate Winery in Templeton (South of Paso Robles.) … Continue Reading Italian Wine on the Dry Side Cooled by the Templeton Gap
The Paso Robles wineries on Highway 46 East and West pick up at the lion share of tourists even though there are beautiful wineries on both sides of the 101 … Continue Reading Paso’s Hwy 46 Corridor and the Tourist Trade
Winemaking regions in California have different personalities. Sonoma can be drier than more southerly climates. We visited one of our old favorites, Cline Family Cellars of Sonoma (south of Napa) … Continue Reading Sonoma Bottles of Wine at Cline Still Deliver (with a twist)
Looking for a good deal on some California wine? Be patient, the recession will bring you opportunity. While enjoying local music at a Paso Robles winery the owner came by … Continue Reading Looking for a Deal on California Wine? Just Wait a Bit, Discounts are Coming
It’s easy to figure out who makes home wine when you live in wine country. These folks always brag about their wine and want you to taste it. Then when … Continue Reading Home Made Bottles of California Wine
It’s a perfect place for sipping a California bottle of wine or perhaps getting married. Pear Valley Winery on the east side of Paso Robles sits atop rolling hills overlooking … Continue Reading Pear Valley Wines-A Good Place to Sip Vino or Hold Your Wedding
Once upon a time the Wall Street Journal published a weekly column by Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher regaling us in the joys of quality wine with an eye toward … Continue Reading Napa Too Expensive? Others Begin To Agree With Us.
“Do you smoke, use drugs or drink alcohol?” Classic questions from a doctor but the next question surprised me after I shared my wine proclivities. “Do you like Napa wine?” … Continue Reading With California Wine, ‘Love The One You’re With’
Visiting Stillwaters Winery in Paso Robles over a 3-day President’s holiday weekend the place is hopping with brides-to-be along with the out-of-towners looking for a breath of fresh air after … Continue Reading California Wineries Open Up After C19 Public Masking Requirements Softened
Here we go again. 75,000 new Covid 19 infections one California day. It’s worse than the last peak but thankfully less virulent. None the less, it’s impacting everything from seeing … Continue Reading Hurdles C-19 Poses For California Wine Tasting
“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 … Continue Reading We should not have revisited this winery. The magic is gone.
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 … Continue Reading A Dollop of This, A Dollop of That, Looking for a Good Blended Wine
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 … Continue Reading Good Bottles of Wine Off the Beaten Path of San Marcos Road
Chucking flying discs 300 feet into metal baskets amongst the grape rows at Castoro Vineyards seems an odd way to go wine tasting, but, a good bottle wine and a … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine, Flying Discs, 18 Holes and Thou
Every once in a while you have to take a chance on an inexpensive California bottle of wine. You never know if you’re going to kiss an ugly frog bottle … Continue Reading Value Priced Bottles of California Wine: AKA – Cheap