Commercial Wine Competitions: A Behind the Scenes Look

All Things Wine.  That is what it says on my business card.  I sort of like the phraseology. It doesn’t pigeonhole me into anything in particular in the world of wine, which is beneficial for exploratory purposes, but I don’t totally love it. Even though the following phrases describe the different things I do, I don’t…

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Yolo & Solano County Wines

Heading out today to the Art and Wine Festival in Winters, CA.  The family-run wineries of Yolo and Solano County, east of Napa, north of the Delta, and West of Sacramento, will be pouring their wines.  Looking forward to this focused study on terroir.  Here is a listing of the participating wineries.  I’ve been a…

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…

Old Vines-A Tale of Days Gone By

So many things get better with age…women, for example…and of course, wine and vines.   There are fabulous old vines that make exceptional wine in many regions of  the world. Historic vines, and the stories behind the wines they make are so interesting to me.  Here’s an example of some old-vine Zin in nearby Amador County. Enjoy the read.…