Author: Nancy (CSW)


Grazing, #Rosé in Hand, for #winePW

The theme for this month’s Wine Pairing Weekend was pretty wide open, just grab a bottle of rosé and create a food pairing. Our host, Lori who blogs at Dracaena Wines, left us free to create the food pairing of our choice with a rosé from any wine region of the world made from any grape variety. As luck would […]

Colome Wines Featured

Colomé Torrontés and Malbec

Torrontés and Malbec are Argentina’s best-known wine grape varieties, at least to those of us that are the focus Argentina’s export market. Of the two varieties, Malbec is definitely better known, but Torrontés is perhaps more distinctive. I remember my first taste of Torrontés years ago, I was floored by the floral aromas and flavors. Malbec, which originated in France, […]

Three Albarinos from Bokisch Vineyards

Three Expressions of Albariño from Bokisch Vineyards

It’s all in the dirt. That’s essentially what Bokisch Vineyards’ winemaker Elise Perry told us yesterday during a quick conversation about the unique expression of the three Albariños we had just tasted in the Bokisch Vineyards Atkins Road tasting room. Each Albariño is sourced from a different vineyard; two are located in the Lodi AVA and the third is located […]

Mettler 2016 Albarino

Let’s Celebrate Albariño! #AlbarinoFiesta

Almost every day is a wine day for us, so we are always ready for a wine day celebration. By that I mean a day specifically designated by an organization or individual on which to celebrate a specific varietal wine or just wine in general. These celebrations often involve special events and lots of sharing on social media with the […]

Fine Wines of Stockton

Oh No, My Local Wine Shop Is Closing!

To some in the city where I live the closing of Fine Wines of Stockton will go unnoticed. To frequent customers of Lincoln Center the closing of Fine Wines may mean just an empty storefront. Those who appreciate fine wine will certainly notice. To the regular customers of Fine Wines the loss will be more acute. With the shuttering of […]

Casillero del Diablo Merlot featured

Casillero del Diablo Reserva Merlot

This summer has been warmer than the past few. We have been hit with heat waves lasting several days that have brought temperatures over 100º F. In between we’ve enjoyed cooler temperatures in the 80s and 90s with mornings and evenings that cool off nicely. This is when we reach for red wine, otherwise it’s mostly rosé and white wine. […]