Old World Bottle of Wine – Primitivo At An Old World Price

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A five dollar bottle of wine that is good, and interesting, is a spectacular find. We’ve written about such a bottle from Trader Joe’s, Nero d’Avola, a five dollar bottle. They also sell a Primitivo for the same price. Primitivo is a dark skinned grape from the southern part of Italy, known in the U.S. […]

Old World Bottle of Wine – Old Time Pricing

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What is your price point threshold for a good bottle of wine? What is your price point threshold for a great bottle of wine? Most folks we run into are looking for a good drinkable wine at around $10-$12. For a great bottle of wine that price point starts to drift up. For us, it’s […]

Bottle of Wine From Laguna Canyon Winery

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Finding a good bottle of wine from Southern California can be a challenge for those who enjoy the softness of cooler climate wines like Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Sonoma and Lake County. Our warmer weather produces a different grape for winemakers. So we’ve been visiting with some of the locals to find some interesting regional […]

A Bottle of Wine From Lodi – The Zinfandel Wine Treasure of California’s Central Valley

While we enjoy a bottle of wine from Lodi, a major zinfandel producing region (plus a lot of other wines labeled as ‘Californian’), we’ve not  posted anything about the region. A friend of ours on the way to taste Lodi wine requested recommendations for tasting the area, and I gave her a list of our […]

Graveyard Vineyards – Paso Robles’ Quiet Wine Tasting

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Finding elbow space at wineries in the Pleasant Valley Trail (the northeast quadrant of Paso Robles) isn’t hard. So the next time you’re in Paso Robles make sure you visit this very distinct region. You’ll find it north of Highway 46, east of Highway 101. Wineries in this area have banded together creating the Pleasant […]