New Feature: Daily Drinkers

My search has taken me to several go-to favorites including Costco, Trader Joe's, Fresh and Easy, and even - shock! - Whole Foods. (Motto: Why Pay Less?)

Tasting Notes: 2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc

2012 Cotes du Paso Robles
Until these last few bottles, this had been one of my go-to "daily drinkers," one of those wines you pop, pour, and don't need to ponder over.

Tasting Notes: 2005 Hunt Cellars Moonlight Sonata Reserve Chardonnay

There's no way that you'd confuse it with one of its Burgundian cousins; it is quintessentially California, and it wears its California style proudly.

Pinot Noir, Typicity, and Dog Shows. A Rant.

But when a pet quality wine being touted as a potential Best In Show winner, then something has gone awry somewhere.

Today’s Tasting Note: 2013 Verdeo from Torres

Yum! Okay, let me elaborate. As you may have noticed, I've been reviewing quite a few white wines (for me) this summer.

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.

2014 Wine Bloggers Conference – Paso Robles Excursion

Sunset Silhouette at Daou
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!

Dazzled by Pink Pinot Gris…What?

Vino Farms of Lodi - Pinot Gris grapes
Ordinarily, Pinot Gris is made into a white wine. A Pinot Gris Rosé is a different beast altogether.