A Bottle of Wine for Christmas (or even New Year!)

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 bottle of wine to Holiday dinner is just as important a tradition as dining on turkey at Thanksgiving. At Thanksgiving this year Erin created a […]

Complancency and a Great California Bottle of Wine

Complacency comes easily for Californians who may easily find a good bottle of wine. On a recent boat trip through Mississippi and Arkansas, the difference between the wine haves and the have-nots was abundantly clear. In Mississippi liquor and wine are sold in ‘package stores’ selling only alcohol. Visiting big-box retailers like Wal-Mart, you can […]

A Bottle of Wine’s Value – Where is Your Price Point?

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On the price point spectrum, where does your favorite bottle of wine reside? Are you in the economy zone, mid-level but not great or the premium fantastic zone? What price bottle of wine are you consuming? Interestingly enough, 73% of wine you consume in the United States has a retail price under $11. We are […]

Bottle of Wine Club With a Twist At Orange Coast Winery

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Oh, the joy of seeking out a good bottle of wine. Orange Coast Winery wine club has a new twist on the wine club concept and we tested it for the first time on a recent Friday night. Most wineries won’t empower you to choose wine for your shipment. Instead, they’ll ship a collection of […]

A Good Bottle of Wine in the OC – Giracci Vinyards & Farm

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Of the three wineries producing a good bottle of wine in Orange County, Giracci Vineyards & Farm  is the prettiest, and most similar to a traditional wine estate. The similarity of all three wine makers? Besides working in the OC, they are blending grape from Paso Robles. Giracci sits in the canyons east of Yorba […]

Bottle of Wine From deLorimier – An Alexander Valley Delight

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Dropping into Sonoma’s Alexander Valley searching for deLorimier Winery, you begin to think you’re going to taste a bottle of wine from a giant corporate behemoth. The winery is dwarfed by a silver gleaming glass and metal structure perched upon a hill overlooking the winery. It’s the local Indian gaming casino. deLorimier is part of […]

Cucamonga Valley Filippi Family – Southern California Pioneer Wine Makers

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When you hear the word Cucamonga used in a song or a joke it implies it’s a far off distant land that really does not exist. It’s like referring to something as residing in the “The North 40.” Where is this place? The Cucamonga Valley does exist, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles where […]