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…

See You on the Way to Mendocino?

A long-time friend recently brought a bottle of red as a gift for me to try.  It was from Milano Family Winery in the Russian River area of Northern California.   I just opened it the other day and shared it with  my jetsetting buddy Jill, who was telling tales of her trip to Thailand and Japan.  We both thought it was…

Oh Canada…

I get all giddy at the thought of a trip to Canada.  I LOVE that country.   I’ve determined if I hada grander tolerance for chilly winters, it’d be Vancouver all the way, baby.  Cosmopolitan, clean, great people,  amazing restaurants with cool wine lists, Stanley Park, dragon races, the Grand Isle Market…wow, I could go on—that…

Costco Zinfandel—I’d Say Try It!

The last time I was at Costco, I picked up a bottle of  Kirkland "Grandmere" Amador County Zinfandel.  I thought I'd check it out as an inexpensive wine.  I think it was about $10/bottle.  My guess was that as a private label, this wine was probably made by Renwood, the only winery I am familiar with that …