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 […]

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 […]

Bella Winery – The End of the Road in Healdsburg

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When wine tasting, you have to kiss in lot of ugly frogs (at the beginning of each flight) until you find your beautiful/handsome princess or prince at the end of the flight. Wineries always save the best for last. After a day of driving north through Healdsburg on West Dry Creek Road, tasting our way […]

Lambert Bridge – The $25 Sample Flight

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If a winemaker can command $25 for a flight of reserve wines, I think that’s wonderful for him (or her.) But it isn’t for me. A $25 for a wine tasting seems a bit high, especially when you are in Healdsburg and most wineries around you charge five dollars or offer a complementary sample flight. […]