Pour a young tannic Cabernet through Haley’s Corker and you’ll strip out all the harsh tannins. Pour a buttery Chardonnay through Haley’s Corker and you’ll strip out the butter. So … Continue Reading Haley’s Corker & the Aeration of California Wine
Full disclosure here, we’re not big fans of dry Italian varietals. But if you like dry Italian wine you’ll love Bella Luna Estate Winery in Templeton (South of Paso Robles.) … Continue Reading Italian Wine on the Dry Side Cooled by the Templeton Gap
The Paso Robles wineries on Highway 46 East and West pick up at the lion share of tourists even though there are beautiful wineries on both sides of the 101 … Continue Reading Paso’s Hwy 46 Corridor and the Tourist Trade
Winemaking regions in California have different personalities. Sonoma can be drier than more southerly climates. We visited one of our old favorites, Cline Family Cellars of Sonoma (south of Napa) … Continue Reading Sonoma Bottles of Wine at Cline Still Deliver (with a twist)
Looking for a good deal on some California wine? Be patient, the recession will bring you opportunity. While enjoying local music at a Paso Robles winery the owner came by … Continue Reading Looking for a Deal on California Wine? Just Wait a Bit, Discounts are Coming
It’s a perfect place for sipping a California bottle of wine or perhaps getting married. Pear Valley Winery on the east side of Paso Robles sits atop rolling hills overlooking … Continue Reading Pear Valley Wines-A Good Place to Sip Vino or Hold Your Wedding
Once upon a time the Wall Street Journal published a weekly column by Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher regaling us in the joys of quality wine with an eye toward … Continue Reading Napa Too Expensive? Others Begin To Agree With Us.
“Are you just going to stand there?” asked the wine pourer. I was stunned. I had walked outside the tasting area around a hedge (nary a fence or barrier preventing … Continue Reading We should not have revisited this winery. The magic is gone.
Chucking flying discs 300 feet into metal baskets amongst the grape rows at Castoro Vineyards seems an odd way to go wine tasting, but, a good bottle wine and a … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine, Flying Discs, 18 Holes and Thou
If you take a bite of a particularly ugly piece of candy, would you keep eating it? If you take a sip of a particularly ugly glass of wine, would … Continue Reading How to Taste Bottles of Wine All Day: Spit vs. Drinking, Savor vs. Gulping
Does Ancient Vine Grape Produce A Great Bottle of Wine? Many people believe an ancient grape vine produces fruit leading to a superior bottle of wine. If this is so, … Continue Reading Jessie’s Grove – Ancient Vine Zinfandel From Lodi
California Bottles of Wine by Sans Liege Rhone Style Blending on the Central Coast A bottle of wine is comprised of earth, plant, weather and the winemaker’s knowledge and palate. … Continue Reading California Central Coast Bottles of Wine
Fourteen Bad Habits While Holding A Bottle of Wine When the Wall Street Journal dismissed wine columnists John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter several years back, many of us were unhappy, … Continue Reading Bad Habits Developed While Holding A Bottle of Wine
Lodi Zin, Gold Country Grape and Blends Bottles of Wine From M2 Wines Sitting down to a bottle of M2 wine and BBQ pork ribs, we sipped, wondering what that … Continue Reading Bottles of Wine from Lodi – M2 Wines
Bottles of Ancient Vine Zinfandel Wine From Lodi’s Durst Winery Savoring a first sip from this California bottle of wine, we both looked at each other and said, “Amazingly smooth!” … Continue Reading Durst Winery – Lodi’s Newest Tasting Room
The Drier Side of Paso Robles’ Bottles of Wine The winemaker at Pear Valley Winery must be a big fan of peppery wine, and his bottles of wine showcase the … Continue Reading Pear Valley – The Spicy Side of Paso Robles