1,000 Bottles of Wine – All in One Room

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Where is That Buttery Chardonnay? A Thousand Bottles of Wine to Taste – Walking into a wine tasting room with 111 wine distributors, and thousands of bottles of wine, can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Wines from Europe, Washington State, bottles of wine from South Africa, and untold numbers from California were available to […]

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 […]

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 […]