Sierra Foothills Wine…Some Delicious Examples

I admit, we had a preconceived notion about the Rotary Club Wine Fundraiser, Festa di Vino last weekend.  My friend Susan had scored a couple of tickets, and we were fairly sure it would feel a bit like a church crab feed or maybe even dinner at Mimi’s—Rotary Club, Shriners, Elks, Moose,  that sort of…

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Gruner Veltliner..Wow, What a Treat!

As promised, I hunted down a bottle of Austrian Gruner Veltliner this past weekend.  I've been hearing snippets about what a great white it is; it's one of the little darlings of wine officianados and I wanted to get my palate on it.  I'm thinking there might not be that many of you who have tried it either, so…

This coming weekend I'll be in search of Gruner Veltliner, a white variety out of Austria and Eastern Europe. Can't wait to try this dry and full-bodied wine that is beginning to create a buzz with others besides the powers that be in the wine industry. Looking forward to sharing my thoughts on the experience.…

Pinot Grigio: Which one NOT to drink this weekend!

I pride myself on being very honest with my readers.  When I think a wine is pretty good, you should be able to tell–I'm pretty fair, and when I'm amazed by a wine, I'm more than enthusiastic in my descriptions.  Sometimes…stuff just falls flat, like tonight.  What I'm not recommending you try anytime soon:  Murphy-Goode…

Last night tweeted about this funny wine. Loved the label and wanted to try something new. Moscato is the new trend in sweet wines….and Middle Sister doesn’t disappoint in it’s cloyingly sweet nature. Check out the haiku as homage on twitter link above. Cute and predictably smooth, crisp and sweet. Will give their red blend…