When a porous cork enclosure is the only thing blocking oxygen from your California wine there’s plenty of room for failure. As one winemaker said to us several years back, … Continue Reading Screw Caps Vs Cork In California Wine Bottles: Which Works Best?
California Red Wine at Room Temperature? Is that 80°, 70° or 60°? Winemakers Weigh In on Favorite Temps
Everybody knows California white wines should be served cold and reds should be savored at room temperature. But, “Which room temperature?” asks winemaker/owner Helen Rommel of Lodi’s D’Art Winery. Would … Continue Reading California Red Wine at Room Temperature? Is that 80°, 70° or 60°? Winemakers Weigh In on Favorite Temps
Drinking California wine doesn’t make you smarter, it just seems that way. That’s why we take notes on our wine tastings. Writing tasting notes on a wineries’ flight sheet seemed … Continue Reading Notes On California Wine: Keeping Your Head Straight While Tasting
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
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.
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
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
The Drier Side of Paso Robles’ Bottles of Wine The winemaker at Pear Valley Winery must be a big fan of peppery wine, and his bottles of wine showcase the … Continue Reading Pear Valley – The Spicy Side of Paso Robles
How A Washington Bottle of Wine Compares to California Wine- Compare and contrast the difference between a good bottle of wine from California versus Washington State. This sounds like a … Continue Reading A Woodinville Bottle of Wine From Washington State
Justin’s New Owners – Roll Global Buys Into A California Bottle of Wine- Is the corporatization of Justification the disintegration of a good bottle of wine? Some say yes, especially … Continue Reading A Justification For Changing Their Bottles of Wine
Finding a Good Bottle of Wine At 6,750 Feet- Seeking a good bottle of wine in California you’ll normally find yourself on the Central Coast, the valleys north of San … Continue Reading Searching Big Bear For A Good Bottle of California Wine
Oh Bottle of Buttery Chardonnay Wine…. …..Where Art Thou? Searching for a good California bottle of Chardonnay wine is a prodigious task. With all the great wine California produces, we are … Continue Reading Seeking a Good Bottle of Buttery California Chardonnay Wine
A Bottle of Zinfandel Wine From Edna Valley Seeking an interesting California Bottle of Wine, we’ve always cruised down Highway 101 out of San Luis Obispo and driven PCH on … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine, A Block of Cheese, Crackers and Warm Sunshine at Saucelito Canyon Winery
Two hours and 21 bottles of Pinot Noir later, we found our winners, seven good and interesting wines to offer our yacht club. As chairs of our yacht club wine … Continue Reading 2 Hours & 21 Bottles of Pinot Noir Wine
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?