Reckless Wanderings At Total Wine

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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 bottle. Would you go down your list of favorites thinking of Zinfandels, Syrahs, Petite Sirahs or a GSM blend? Or would you take the reckless […]

Early California Epicenter of Wine Making – Inland Empire

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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 area east of downtown Los Angeles produced copious bottles of wine. Driving around these areas today you’ll sometimes see open fields with rows of thick […]

Pear Valley – The Spicy Side of Paso Robles

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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 peppery dry side of Paso Robles.¬† If you’re looking for spice and pepper, make sure this is a stop on your wine journey through the […]

A Woodinville Bottle of Wine From Washington State

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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 oenophile’s college entrance exam. We had the chance to compare and contrast these wines while visiting Woodinville Wine Country recently in some gloriously beautiful weather […]

A Justification For Changing Their Bottles of Wine

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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 the folks working in competing Paso Robles wine tasting rooms. Many suggest this California beauty will degenerate with increased production goals of Justin’s new corporate […]

Searching Big Bear For A Good Bottle of California Wine

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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 Francisco, or the central valley near Lodi. But the folks in Big Bear Village, nestled among Southern California’s pine trees at 6,750 foot altitude, provide […]

Seeking a Good Bottle of Buttery California Chardonnay 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 looking for a buttery bottle for our yacht club inventory. There are thousands of bottles of good wine from which to choose. Our search brought […]

A Bottle of Wine, A Block of Cheese, Crackers and Warm Sunshine at Saucelito Canyon Winery

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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 a loop around two quiet appellations known as Edna Valley and the Arroyo Grande Valley. But not on this journey. South of SLO, pulling off […]

2 Hours & 21 Bottles of Pinot Noir Wine

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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 committee we have a mighty job, tasting wine and finding vino for our members.¬† After your snickering subsides, think about tasting this many bottles of […]

A Bottle of Wine But No Corkscrew – No Problem!

Have you ever found yourself with a bottle of wine and no way to open it, no corkscrew?

We’ve heard of many ways toCalifornia Bottle of Wine open a bottle, one of the most interesting was with a sword, opening a bottle of champagne.

A friend showed us this video and thought we’d share it with you, but we ask you just enjoy the show. Don’t try this at home and perhaps break a bottle of wine, or disturb the sediment layering inside. Find a corkscrew! The Mirabeau Winery of France brings you, an open bottle of wine!

Bill Hodge & Erin O’Neill-Hodge enjoy a good bottle of wine, visiting and enjoying California wineries from Lake County to Orange County, from the Paso Robles Gold Coast to Gold Country and from Lodi to Bakersfield