Here we go again. 75,000 new Covid 19 infections one California day. It’s worse than the last peak but thankfully less virulent. None the less, it’s impacting everything from seeing … Continue Reading Hurdles C-19 Poses For California Wine Tasting
“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.
We stared into the blue sky, white clouds and a snootful of ruby red wine on the table top in a world turned topsy turvey. But even disoriented, days like … Continue Reading Good Bottles of Wine Off the Beaten Path of San Marcos Road
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
Old World Wines Vs. New World Wines Tasting French Bordeaux Wine A good California bottle of wine is a thing to celebrate, a joy many in our country and the … Continue Reading French Bordeaux – Tasting Bottles of Wine With Retailer Total Wine
Looking For A Classic Cabernet Bottle of Wine Comparisons of good bottles of red wine tend to focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. As you know from our musings we enjoy bottles … Continue Reading Comparing 12 Cabernet Sauvignon Bottles of Wine
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 … Continue Reading 1,000 Bottles of Wine – All in One Room
Some say aerating a bottle of wine is to simply uncork a bottle and let it breathe for 10 minutes. Some prefer to decant their bottle into a crystal carafe … Continue Reading To Aerate A Bottle of Wine? That is the Question
Can you find a bottle of wine by a vintner skilled at making good vino from disparate places like Temecula, Lodi and California’s central coast? We found that vintner, right … Continue Reading Orange County Bottle of Wine – In Our Backyard
As spring approaches, so do bottle of wine deliveries. Three club deliveries arrived in the last week, Denner, Scheid and Hahn. Scheid Vineyards is in Monterey County, sheltered on the leeward … Continue Reading Salinas Valley’s Bottle of Wine – Monterey’s Scheid Vineyards
Finding a good bottle of wine from Southern California can be a challenge for those who enjoy the softness of cooler climate wines like Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Sonoma and … Continue Reading Bottle of Wine From Laguna Canyon Winery
While we enjoy a bottle of wine from Lodi, a major zinfandel producing region (plus a lot of other wines labeled as ‘Californian’), we’ve not posted anything about the region. … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine From Lodi – The Zinfandel Wine Treasure of California’s Central Valley
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 … Continue Reading Cucamonga Valley Filippi Family – Southern California Pioneer Wine Makers
A pristine cork, pulled from a bottle of wine, is an elegant sign of a savory things to come. But not all is perfect in this world. Overheated bottles or … Continue Reading Bottle of Wine Cork Vs. Screw Cap – The Weakness of Sealing Wine With Cork
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 … Continue Reading Critter Wine Worth The Taste – Rabbit Ridge of Paso Robles
“Just a single taste for us, we are tasting, not drinking.” While visiting California wineries we find ourselves saying this constantly. While my wife sips, and then disposes of her … Continue Reading Tasting Wine Vs. Drinking Wine – What Do You Prefer at a Winery?