29 bottles of wine on the wall. Six styles of port on the wall and a very tasty Syrah on tap. You’ll find all these at Hart2Hart Vineyard & Winery … Continue Reading California Gold Country: 29 Bottles of Wine on the Wall
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
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
“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
Don’t have a chateau to show off your estate bottle of wine? Cluster your tasting rooms in a spiffed up industrial parks where wine fans can sample multiple California wines … Continue Reading California Wines on the Central Coast: Onx Wines