Finding a good bottle of wine from Southern California can be a challenge for those who enjoy the softness of cooler climate wines like Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Sonoma and … Continue Reading Bottle of Wine From Laguna Canyon Winery
While we enjoy a bottle of wine from Lodi, a major zinfandel producing region (plus a lot of other wines labeled as ‘Californian’), we’ve not posted anything about the region. … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine From Lodi – The Zinfandel Wine Treasure of California’s Central Valley
When you hear the word Cucamonga used in a song or a joke it implies it’s a far off distant land that really does not exist. It’s like referring to … Continue Reading Cucamonga Valley Filippi Family – Southern California Pioneer Wine Makers
A pristine cork, pulled from a bottle of wine, is an elegant sign of a savory things to come. But not all is perfect in this world. Overheated bottles or … Continue Reading Bottle of Wine Cork Vs. Screw Cap – The Weakness of Sealing Wine With Cork
Over the years former Wall Street Journal columnists John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter lamented wineries choosing animals for their wine bottle labels. They labeled them ‘Critter Wines.’ As you can … Continue Reading Critter Wine Worth The Taste – Rabbit Ridge of Paso Robles
“Just a single taste for us, we are tasting, not drinking.” While visiting California wineries we find ourselves saying this constantly. While my wife sips, and then disposes of her … Continue Reading Tasting Wine Vs. Drinking Wine – What Do You Prefer at a Winery?
When wine tasting, you have to kiss in lot of ugly frogs (at the beginning of each flight) until you find your beautiful/handsome princess or prince at the end of … Continue Reading Bella Winery – The End of the Road in Healdsburg
Finding elbow space at wineries in the Pleasant Valley Trail (the northeast quadrant of Paso Robles) isn’t hard. So the next time you’re in Paso Robles make sure you visit … Continue Reading Graveyard Vineyards – Paso Robles’ Quiet Wine Tasting
If a winemaker can command $25 for a flight of reserve wines, I think that’s wonderful for him (or her.) But it isn’t for me. A $25 for a wine … Continue Reading Lambert Bridge – The $25 Sample Flight
While visiting Sonoma County recently, we found an old friend we hadn’t seen for years. At the very southern bottom of the county there is a winery we visited over 10 … Continue Reading Ancient Vine Carignane – An Out of the Ordinary Taste of Wine
Tobin James again shows they’re for making great wines and great times. We stopped in there on our way to Monterey and visited on New Year’s Day. Thankfully they were … Continue Reading Tobin James wines continue to satisfy
Wine trip coming up! Time for a quick visit to Paso Robles, Monterey & then Healdsburg and the Russian, Alexander and Dry Creek Valley districts.
The Pleasant Valley Wine Trail is a hidden gem waiting for your discovery. After you have explored the 46 E. corridor and the West side spend the day visiting this … Continue Reading Pleasant Valley Wine Trail – Northeast Quadrant Daytrip
California is full of men creating wine. Winemaking males have created their product in California for over two centuries. Because of the brute strength it takes to plant, grow and … Continue Reading Taste Pallete The Few Winemakers
When we speak about “WINE TASTING” it implies that you are not drinking, but you are tasting. Because after all, after 6 to 10 ounces of wine you can no … Continue Reading Why do Some Wineries Make it Hard to ‘Taste’, Not ‘Drink’