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.
“Do you smoke, use drugs or drink alcohol?” Classic questions from a doctor but the next question surprised me after I shared my wine proclivities. “Do you like Napa wine?” … Continue Reading With California Wine, ‘Love The One You’re With’
Visiting Stillwaters Winery in Paso Robles over a 3-day President’s holiday weekend the place is hopping with brides-to-be along with the out-of-towners looking for a breath of fresh air after … Continue Reading California Wineries Open Up After C19 Public Masking Requirements Softened
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’ve all tasted a blended California bottle of wine and may not know it. Often a winemaker will add a Syrah to a Cabernet. Keep it below 25% Syrah and … Continue Reading A Dollop of This, A Dollop of That, Looking for a Good Blended Wine
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
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
Why make a bottle of wine in Arizona? “Because the dirt is just like California’s Temecula Valley and you can buy an acre of land for $30k,” says Don Stetson, … Continue Reading A Californian Takes His Wine To Kingman Arizona
Scheid – Soft Wines From Salinas Valley Scheid Vineyards is in Monterey County, sheltered on the leeward side of the Santa Lucia Range of mountains. It’s part of the Salinas … Continue Reading Scheid Winery In Central Califonia
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 … Continue Reading Alexander Valley – Seeking Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah Bottles of Wine
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
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
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