Alexander Valley – Seeking Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah Bottles of Wine

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From Rhone Style to Dry Italians To California New World Bottles of Wine From the Rhone Valley to Italy and all the way back to the New World wines of California, our recent trip through Alexander Valley  enabled us to sample bottles of wine from three very different perspectives. Immediately west of California’s Sonoma Valley […]

Kynsi Winery – Edna Valley

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An Edna Valley Bottle of Wine In A Tranquil Place Savoring Nature Watching the Hummingbird Circus while you savor a good bottle of wine at Kynsi Winery’s patio tasting room sealed the deal for us. Of the six wineries we visited in Edna Valley, this was the winery of the day. The Valley is a […]

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 […]

A Woodinville Bottle of Wine From Washington State

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How A Washington Bottle of Wine Compares to California Wine- Compare and contrast the difference between a good bottle of wine from California versus Washington State. This sounds like a oenophile’s college entrance exam. We had the chance to compare and contrast these wines while visiting Woodinville Wine Country recently in some gloriously beautiful weather […]

Searching Big Bear For A Good Bottle of California Wine

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Finding a Good Bottle of Wine At 6,750 Feet- Seeking a good bottle of wine in California you’ll normally find yourself on the Central Coast, the valleys north of San Francisco, or the central valley near Lodi. But the folks in Big Bear Village, nestled among Southern California’s pine trees at 6,750 foot altitude, provide […]

Seeking a Good Bottle of Buttery California Chardonnay Wine

Oh Bottle of Buttery Chardonnay Wine…. …..Where Art Thou? Searching for a good California bottle of Chardonnay wine is a prodigious task. With all the great wine California produces, we are looking for a buttery bottle for our yacht club inventory. There are thousands of bottles of good wine from which to choose. Our search brought […]

2 Hours & 21 Bottles of Pinot Noir Wine

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Two hours and 21 bottles of Pinot Noir later, we found our winners, seven good and interesting wines to offer our yacht club. As chairs of our yacht club wine committee we have a mighty job, tasting wine and finding vino for our members.  After your snickering subsides, think about tasting this many bottles of […]

Orphan Bottle of Wine From Santa Rita Hills – Babcock Winery & Vineyards

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Nearly every bottle of wine nested in our cellar has a story celebrating a journey through California wine country. But once in a while we look at a bottle, and nothing comes to mind.  Our thought is, ‘Where did we get this bottle of wine, was it a gift?’ Looking through the wine cache for […]

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 […]

Monterey Bottle of Wine – Hahn Vineyards

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Every appellation produces a distinctive bottle of wine, and the appellations in California’s Monterey area prove the point. We really enjoy the taste of wines from this region. They’re a little softer but can still be robust without heavy tannins or high alcohol levels. Last night we opened a bottle of 2010 Petite Sirah from […]