Veraison

Happy Wine Wednesday!  Vines all over the northern hemisphere are in the process of veraison.  This viticultural term refers to the start of the accelerated ripening of grapes. Grape "berries" (as they are called) are tiny, hard, acidic green balls, but at the onset of veraison, skin coloration occurs, the fruit begins to soften,  acid…

Revolution

I recently did a side by side tasting of some wines produced by local Sacramento winery, Revolution.  I should mention that I haven't loved their wines in the past, but have found their Port to be interesting.  I also don't care for Chardonnay, in general.  I've tasted in their tasting room and attended one of their wine…

Agiorgitiko

I have recently returned from the 2012 Wine Blogger's Conference in Portland Oregon.  What a great opportunity to mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts and writers, attend informative sessions on the state of wine blogging, and of course, taste numerous wines. Like most of you I'd suspect, I have very little experience with Greek wines.  Fortunately, the…

Today I can't wait to share a series of short posts with you all. I am pleased to be at the 2012 Wine Blogger's Conference in Portland. So many bloggers congregating in one place and lots of wine being poured. Today I've already travelled to Greece, Spain, Australia, the Northwest and Argentina. Some immediate positive…