California wine regions were pummeled by wild weather spouting atmospheric rivers drenching us in the winter of 2022-2023. The big question all year has been, ‘What affect will that water … Continue Reading Water Into California Wine: Is This 2023 Vintage the Best Of The Decade?
Where can you find California winemakers pouring their art? During the Garagiste Wine Festival there was more wine poured by wine makers than we could enjoy in the hours allowed. … Continue Reading California Winemakers Pour Their Art At The Garagiste Wine Festival
To explore California style Rhône varietal wines, Tablas Creek Vineyards in Paso Robles is one of the Central Coast wineries focused on Rhône style blends. Grape varietals like Mourvedre, Syrah, … Continue Reading California Wine And The Rhône Rangers
“None of these wines are ready for prime time.” “That’s why we blend them: Syrah, Grenache, Malbec and Cabernet.” “We think we should add Malbec to the Cabernet.” “We’re thinking … Continue Reading Blending California Wine: A Multitude of Ways to Create Savory Wine, Or Ruin It
Nestled in the rolling hills of Gold Country right outside of Placerville, California wine has a friend in the ‘Sierra Style’ of farming grape and creating wine. Findleton Estate Winery … Continue Reading Gold Country’s Sierra Style of California Wine: Findleton Estate
This California wine region tastes, looks, smells, sounds, drives and feels like Paso Robles. But it’s Amador County’s Highway 49, not Paso Robles’ Highway 46. They even grow similar oak … Continue Reading California Gold Rush Country is Home to the Wine Rush
When you sell 16 million cases of California wine each year, do you really need a tasting room? Delicato Family Wines still maintains one. Most wineries we visit sell 500 … Continue Reading 16 Million Cases of California Wine From One California Winemaker
While it took Damian Grindley, a man from Wales, to bring the laid-back Australian style of comfort to Paso Robles, his Australian wife Amanda Grindley surely has a piece of … Continue Reading An Australian Vibe For The Love of California Wine
California wine tasting rooms in Sonoma, Napa, Monterey, Lodi and Paso Robles continue proliferating in downtown city centers or in clusters of industrial areas like Lompoc’s Wine Ghetto or Paso’s … Continue Reading Downtown Wine Tasting: It’s Not Your Parents’ Wine Tasting Style
What is your comfort zone when paying for a flight of estate wine tasting? Is it $20, $30, $50 or higher? Alpha Omega Collective’s tasting room in Paso Robles is … Continue Reading $100 Flights of California Wine Tasting Land in Paso Robles
Roll Out the Barrels of California Wine means different things to different people. At Still Water’s Winery in Paso Robles it means club members evaluate wine right out of a … Continue Reading Rolling Out Barrels of California Wine – Tasting Before Bottling
Visiting wineries far away from the main highways is part of the exploration of California bottles of wine. So we did that just recently visiting Bianchi in Paso Robles. We’ve … Continue Reading Bianchi Wines on the East Side of Paso Robles
Sitting in a winery reading a sign, “Let’s Make Pour Decisions,” I decided, why not. Pour me some Viognier, the white wine for red wine lovers. Dono del Cielo Vineyard … Continue Reading California Gold Country Zinfandels, Chardonnays & Petite Sirahs
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.
We stared into the blue sky, white clouds and a snootful of ruby red wine on the table top in a world turned topsy turvey. But even disoriented, days like … Continue Reading Good Bottles of Wine Off the Beaten Path of San Marcos Road
Every once in a while you have to take a chance on an inexpensive California bottle of wine. You never know if you’re going to kiss an ugly frog bottle … Continue Reading Value Priced Bottles of California Wine: AKA – Cheap