Wine Country

Wine Country

Whether it's Paso Robles, Sonoma, or wherever, it's a story on what's going on in wine country.

A Toast to Cork!

Every time I find a video about cork, I will post it. This was a news report from last year, and somehow I missed it!

Wine Tasting at Harley-Davidson

The bikes were awesome although I admit to being a motorcycle coward.

100% Cork Coalition Marches On!

I feel the environmental impact of the cork industry cannot be underestimated.

“Speaking” of Wine

Santa Maria Inn Wine Cellar
Well, I was funny through all levels and made it for the finals! Who knew that talking about my dating life could be so hysterical.

“Speaking” of the Central Coast – Industrial EATS

Industrial Eats Deli top - extras to purchase
While I was at it, I also ordered a glass of Ampelos Pinot Noir which was served in a heavy tumbler. I had no qualms.

Going Rogue Part 3 – Other Wineries, Stuff, and Summary

Right now I will continue to reside in Las Vegas, where except for the fact that we have had a damned eternal summer, I have called home for more than two decades. My bucket list has a crystal ball in it that stubbornly won't let me peer into the future.

Going Rogue – Oregon’s Other Wine Country. The Wineries.

Rogue River near Red Lily Winery
We got our flight and sat down at the lovely deck overlooking the scenery. Come to think of it, “The Scenery" seemed to be something that became part of everything that I did up there.

Going Rogue – Oregon’s Other Wine Country. Part 1- Arrival

Ashland is about 15 miles from the California border; it's apparently where old hippies (and young ones) go to escape the rat race.

2010 Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir – Jewelry in a Glass

Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir
Like many of the other wineries in the Ghetto, his vineyards are located in what can arguably be termed the middle of nowhere.

Why We’re 100% Cork – St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma

Cork oak trunk section
If the customer perceives the cork as being cheap (as in synthetic corks and screwcaps), then the perception will be that the wine is cheap, too.

Paso Robles Wine Festival – Largest Winery-ish

Boxes of local wines
The largest winery in Paso Robles isn't one of the massive wineries such as DAOU, Tooth & Nail, or even Villa San-Juliette. It's not even a winery, at least not technically.

Just What *Is* Wine Country?

Which means that you will be forced to visit their wine countries in order to buy many of the wines. I'm good with that.