Paso Robles locals have a love/hate relationship with Justin Vineyards & Winery. Some Paso locals swear at Justin while some locals swear by this vintner perched in the foothills west … Continue Reading A Central Coast Love/Hate Story With Justin Winery
Ten years ago we here at California Bottle of Wine reported the most popular wine by sales volume in America was Pinot Noir. This makes sense because it’s a softer … Continue Reading What Wine is Favorite Now? You May be Surprised by the Answer.
Wine clubs are curious things. You might love a particular wine so they give you a 20% discount, they’ll ship wine to you and offer complementary tastings while visiting (including … Continue Reading Wine Club Pros & Cons: Do I Really Want You To Ship All That Wine To Me? Part 1
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 This Holiday Sample Wines Your Family Brings In a Blind Tasting
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
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
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
Nosing Around An Unfamiliar Aisle Perusing The Chardonnay Offerings Let’s say someone wants to give you a good bottle wine and they gift you with the opportunity of choosing the … Continue Reading Reckless Wanderings At Total Wine
Imagine bringing letters to a mailbox standing inside the evil aura of this grape vine monster. Grape plants like this have been growing in Lodi since the early 1900s. Last … Continue Reading Old Vine Grapes – A Monster of a Plant
Legacy California Bottle of Wine From Inland Empire Winery Most California winemaking migrated north years ago (with the exception of Temecula) but there was a time when the Rancho Cucamonga-Ontario … Continue Reading Early California Epicenter of Wine Making – Inland Empire
California Bottles of Wine by Sans Liege Rhone Style Blending on the Central Coast A bottle of wine is comprised of earth, plant, weather and the winemaker’s knowledge and palate. … Continue Reading California Central Coast Bottles of Wine
Looking For A Classic Cabernet Bottle of Wine Comparisons of good bottles of red wine tend to focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. As you know from our musings we enjoy bottles … Continue Reading Comparing 12 Cabernet Sauvignon Bottles of Wine