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

A Bottle of Sangiovese Wine, From Lompoc?

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 Sangiovese. This caught our eye while exiting Foxen Canyon, preparing to explore Santa Rita Hills. On a beautifully winter sunny Sunday morning, we¬†saunterd into an […]

Lodi Wine – Better Than a Bottle of Wine From Temecula?

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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 looking to either expand their winery knowledge, or just looking for a place to start their tasting journey. A recent query, “Is Lodi like Temecula?” […]

Bottle of Wine Recommendations By Dorothy Gaiter – ‘Love by The Glass’

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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 two brought wine down to earth, describing it as something we mortals might enjoy. Alas, changes at the Wall Street Journal brought to end their […]

Bottle of Wine From Eos Estates- They Finally Define An Identity

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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 California wine. Since it is wine club delivery season, we’ll review one of the wineries in this area, Eos Estates, whose shipment just arrived. Eos […]