While the winemakers of Santa Rita Hills (near Lompoc) specialize in good bottles of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine, there is one local winemaker declaring his winery a House of … Continue Reading A Bottle of Sangiovese Wine, From Lompoc?
Nearly every bottle of wine nested in our cellar has a story celebrating a journey through California wine country. But once in a while we look at a bottle, and … Continue Reading Orphan Bottle of Wine From Santa Rita Hills – Babcock Winery & Vineyards
Would you go to Christmas dinner without a bottle of wine to share? If you are a reader of these columns, of course you would bring a bottle! Bringing a … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine for Christmas (or even New Year!)
In the search for a good bottle of wine, readers of our dispatches often query us for winery recommendations in places like Sonoma, Paso Robles, Gold Country or Lodi. They’re … Continue Reading Lodi Wine – Better Than a Bottle of Wine From Temecula?
When Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher’s bottle of wine recommendations disappeared in December of 2010, we lost an important, practical pair of voices. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, these … Continue Reading Bottle of Wine Recommendations By Dorothy Gaiter – ‘Love by The Glass’
Complacency comes easily for Californians who may easily find a good bottle of wine. On a recent boat trip through Mississippi and Arkansas, the difference between the wine haves and … Continue Reading Complancency and a Great California Bottle of Wine
The winemakers in the Paso Robles AVA make a great bottle of wine, and we’ve not written about them much even though it’s a favorite place for us to sample … Continue Reading Bottle of Wine From Eos Estates- They Finally Define An Identity
Filling a bottle of wine is generally not the topic of discussion when you visit a winery. It’s more about the fruit, the brix, the harvest, the crush, the terrior, … Continue Reading Finishing a Bottle of Wine
Every appellation produces a distinctive bottle of wine, and the appellations in California’s Monterey area prove the point. We really enjoy the taste of wines from this region. They’re a … Continue Reading Monterey Bottle of Wine – Hahn Vineyards
On the price point spectrum, where does your favorite bottle of wine reside? Are you in the economy zone, mid-level but not great or the premium fantastic zone? What price … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine’s Value – Where is Your Price Point?
While looking for a good interesting California bottle of wine you’ll inevitably run into people expounding the virtues of their great wines along with their ‘best in the world’ wine club … Continue Reading California Bottle of Wine’s W.I.N.O. Pledge
Oh, the joy of seeking out a good bottle of wine. Orange Coast Winery wine club has a new twist on the wine club concept and we tested it for … Continue Reading Bottle of Wine Club With a Twist At Orange Coast Winery
Of the three wineries producing a good bottle of wine in Orange County, Giracci Vineyards & Farm is the prettiest, and most similar to a traditional wine estate. The similarity … Continue Reading A Good Bottle of Wine in the OC – Giracci Vinyards & Farm
Last year I was asked to speak about a ‘Good Bottle of Wine’ to the Southern California Yachting Association monthly meeting. Here is that presentation. “Let me start with the … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine for SCYA (Southern California Yachting Association)
A five dollar bottle of wine that is good, and interesting, is a spectacular find. We’ve written about such a bottle from Trader Joe’s, Nero d’Avola, a five dollar bottle. … Continue Reading Old World Bottle of Wine – Primitivo At An Old World Price
Some say aerating a bottle of wine is to simply uncork a bottle and let it breathe for 10 minutes. Some prefer to decant their bottle into a crystal carafe … Continue Reading To Aerate A Bottle of Wine? That is the Question