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This is the second seminar we attended as part of the San Francisco Weekend Celebration of American Rhone Wines, which was sponsored by The Rhone Rangers. This seminar was intended to showcase Mourvèdre. Seven winemakers presented and talked about their wines. The seminar was moderated by Jon Bonné, Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle. Continue reading
Our wine education continued recently at the San Francisco Weekend Celebration of American Rhone Wines. This two-day event was sponsored by The Rhone Rangers (1), “a non-profit educational organization, dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of Rhone varietal wines produced in the United States”. Continue reading
Howell Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA), located within the Napa AVA, was the first sub-appellation to be designated in 1983. Howell Mountain is located on the northeast side of Napa Valley. The AVA ranges from 1400 to 2200 feet, putting it above the fog line. Continue reading
We are planning a trip to Africa in July 2014. We will be visiting Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We will fly into Johannesburg then travel on to Chobe National Park via Victoria Falls. From Chobe we visit the Okavango Delta, then fly on to Kafue National Park in Zambia. Next, we fly to Zimbabwe and visit Hwange National Park before returning to Victoria Falls and then Johannesburg. Whew! This part of the trip is planned for us. We need only show up with our very minimal luggage. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago Nancy and I went up Highway 4 to Bear Valley, Ca. to do some cross country skiing. We go several times each year and usually go straight up and back. This time, though, our trip took a twisted turn. Continue reading
Recently we received some sample wines to try from Trione Winery in Geyserville California. We had not heard of Trione before and were intrigued by their story. For more than thirty years they have been providing grapes for some of the top wineries in the area such as Duckhorn, Kendall-Jackson and Sonoma-Cutrer among others. They farm almost 700 acres in the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Only since 2005 have they decided to make their own wines, they opened their tasting room in 2008, and so far they have garnered several awards with subsequent vintages.
Pete and I had a great introduction to the wines the Languedoc region of France during the Wine Bloggers Conference in August. This made us curious about the region, its climate and food as well. We decided to build a wine and food tasting from this experience. Continue reading
Well we are headed off to the Wine Bloggers Conference 2012 (WBC12) this week in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading
Malbec from Argentina and a Bordeaux from St. Emilion in France taste off. Continue reading
We had an event filled wine weekend. Friday night we were invited to a wine tasting and appetizer event Continue reading
We decide to try some sake this weekend. We knew very little about sake but had recently watched a video of Lucy Brennan, owner of Mint/820 in Portland, Oregon making sake cocktails. Continue reading
Yesterday Nancy and I and our wine buddy Dave decided to take a little road trip. Continue reading
Does the glassware you drink your wine from really matter? Is a jelly jar or a shot glass just fine for tasting and drinking wine? These were the burning questions that we, and another 50 plus wine tasters, gathered at Sterling Vineyards to answer this past Saturday. Continue reading
I had heard that the Finger Lakes region in New York was producing some nice Riesling wines but I had never had one before today. Continue reading
1998 Georg Brueur Riesling Montosa from the Rheingau with crab and scallops. Continue reading
Last Thursday night we were invited to be panelists on TasteLive.com for an online Benziger Family Winery tasting. Continue reading
Tonight we participated in another online tasting with Wente Vineyards winemaker Karl Wente using streaming video and Twitter. Continue reading