2005 Hunt Cellars “Moonlight Sonata” Chardonnay – Reprise

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Just how many times am I going to review this wine?!?

Cork Revisited – Wine Passions: A Cork Comeback

Golan Heights Winery
It bodes well for the resurgence of cork, particularly in light of serious environmental and climate concerns.

Paso Robles Wine Festival – The Day!

I had an embarrassingly large meal at the Brat Stop (where two insane people are the proprietors), but it helped me to continue to observe and photograph the event without having to worry about the drunken staggering factor.

Paso Robles Wine Festival – The Road Trip, Part Deux

I'm especially happy that I had the presence of mind to stop at Refugio State Beach and take some footage and photos just days before the horrific and inexcusable oil spill.

(Good) Nevada Wines from Nevada Grapes. Yeah. Really.

UNR Vineyards
For many years, Nevada wines were known for their relentless mediocrity - they seemed to be White Zinfandel wannabes - and there wasn't much that the serious wine person could glean from them other than a collective meh.

What To Do with Leftover Wine

Oh stop the screaming. There are those of us who can't suck down an entire bottle of wine in one night!

Today’s Tasting Note – California Sauv Blanc

However, there are a couple of white varietals that give me fits because I find that I'm always comparing them to their French counterparts.

Trader Joe’s, Pine Ridge, and Learning Your Own Palate

Trader Joe's 2010 Petite Reserve Napa Valley Merlot
I would love to be able to enjoy the 98+ point wines, but no wine shops have layaway.

Hollywood Rosés – Beverly Hills and Bradgelina!

Bradelina's Wine
Whether you're visiting San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, the OC, or San Diego, there's always something to dazzle the eyes and to spark the romantic imagination.

Learning the Art of the Abattoir – An Afternoon at Echo & Rig

I had planned to videotape the entire event only to discover that the SD card wasn’t in the camera. So much for photographic memory. I had no film.

2011 Calera Chardonnay – Mt. Harlan Vineyard

While the visit to Caesar's was pretty horrific - in fact, I haven't returned - the one jewel was the glass of Calera Pinot Noir which was presented to me to make up for all of the Wine Fubars they had committed.

…To the Ridiculous – $2.98 Pinot Noir Review

One month later, I finally decided to taste it. Had to let it *age,* you know.