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 […]

Critter Wine Worth The Taste – Rabbit Ridge of Paso Robles

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Over the years former Wall Street Journal columnists John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter lamented wineries choosing animals for their wine bottle labels. They labeled them ‘Critter Wines.’   As you can see by their recent Facebook quip (quoted here)  they still are not big fans of ‘Critter Wines.’ “Critter wines! Noooooooooooo. We thought maybe we’d put […]