Wine Country

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

On the descent into Medford

Southern Oregon Wine Country – the Trip

People get off and on the bus at the various stops from the Strip to Downtown, and any number of them are worthy of a Night Court episode.
Natural Cork Forest

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

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.
Merlot grapes on the vine (Wikipedia)

After the House, the Search for the Perfect Merlot

Personally, I have a hard time with Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec because they are real bruisers. Unless, of course, there's a candlelit, air-conditioned romantic dinner involved...
The Zin Lineup

The Zen of Zin – America’s Wine or Not?

I looked at the large tumbler filled with ice cubes and White Zinfandel fresh out of the box. It was topped with a colorful bendy straw. I sighed. Surely there had to be more to wine than this.

Watching My Baby Grow Up

Over the years their wines have evolved – “grown up” so to speak – and so have I.

Looking Back – Au Revoir 2016

The only bad thing – if you want to call it bad – is that I still haven’t quite accepted the fact that I’m not the aspiring HGTV star that I think I am.
South African wine estates

Dream Wine Travel! Destination? TBD.

I want to go someplace in 2018. By someplace, I mean not Vegas. Not even (gasp!) California, my go-to wine-guzzling destination.
Paella!

Don’t You Just Love Real Life? And Stuff?

We were happily surprised with the quality of the Paso Robles Pinot Noirs. So much so that I found myself thinking: Is there *anything* that Paso can't do?!?
Madeline's Logo - Cambria, CA

Madeline’s Restaurant – Cambria, CA

Well, my friends Rick and Jarlene went to Cambria, California - actually Paso Robles – for Rick's special birthday. I won't say how old he is, but let's just say that he's been around the block a time or two. Or several.

2012 Troon Old Vine Meritage – What is Meritage?

While there are individual bad wines out there - and goodness knows I've sampled my fair share of vinous dreck - modern technology, coupled with the love and passion of the wine grower and wine maker, ensure that in whatever world we prefer, the wines are going to be good.