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Today’s Tasting Note: Pinot Noir and Zinfandel

I didn't realize when I purchased the 2011 Plungerhead Zin a few weeks ago that it was made by The Other Guys, whose mission, it seems, is to make good wines at everyman prices.

2014 Wine Bloggers Conference – Paso Robles Excursion Day 2

As an aside, the winemakers seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude since the ultimate proof of the harm - or not - of the ongoing drought will be in the quality of the wines.

Today’s Tasting Note – 2012 Bridlewood Chardonnay Santa Barbara

Early adopters claim metaphysical powers of the egg, while others say that their customers like looking at them because they're cool.
Sunset Silhouette at Daou

2014 Wine Bloggers Conference – Paso Robles Excursion

My Pentax DSLR's meeting the concrete a little too up close and personal last year was, let's just say, not good for its picture-taking health.

Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 – Speed Blogging 2

This is "as is" with no corrections, and once again, I apologize for any typos and any gibberish.

Speed Blogging! Reviewing Whites

Fun from the Wine Bloggers Conference! Let's see how this works!

New Malibu Coast AVA! In a Minute…

On July 18, 2014, the TTB (Tax and Trade Bureau) announced the approval of the newest California American Viticultural Area, the Malibu Coast AVA.

Paso + WBC14 + Santa Barbara = Exhausted!

About 350 of my closest blogger friends and I decided that we couldn't live without spending a week in perfect weather!

101 Best Wineries in America

Thanks to Tim for hooking me up about information on The Daily Meal’s list of 101 top wineries in the United States. Wow! While it’s no surprise that California took the lion’s share of the top...
Vino Farms of Lodi - Pinot Gris grapes

Dazzled by Pink Pinot Gris…What?

Ordinarily, Pinot Gris is made into a white wine. A Pinot Gris Rosé is a different beast altogether.