Wine

Rubys Musings
New Discoveries and Revisiting Favorites

image via google search for vintage road trip Yesterday hubby and myself decided to go explore and make new discoveries for our daycation road trip. We got up early, got ready, filled the gas tank and headed to San Francisco's Golden Gate Par...

Cavegrrl
Wine Wednesday: Don’t Miss TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting, April 27th, 2014

Apr 2, 2014
Wine Wednesday: Don’t Miss TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting, April 27th, 2014

So I am pretty sure that the wine event I am promoting today was specifically designed for me. See, Tempranillo is my favorite red varietal, and the most extensive tasting of domestically produced Tempranillos and other Iberian varietal wines, featuring nearly 40 TAPAS member vintners is about to take place at the seventh annual...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Domaine Drouhin Oregon

Dunne on Wine: Domaine Drouhin Oregon


Domaine Drouhin Oregon consists of 124 acres, mostly planted in pinot noir.

During a casual survey not long ago, I was struck by how many stores in and about Sacramento stock the pinot noirs of Domaine Drouhin Oregon, a Willamette Valley winery that otherwise isn’t getting much love elsewhere these...

Finding Our Way Now
Winery Marketing, A New Phase: #Wine

Winery marketing has changed a great deal in recent years. This change is, in part, due to the growth of the number of new wineries in the US in recent years. Scott Huntington is here to us tell what it’s like for any winery to market their products in todays fast paced world.

Whether due to the...

Cavegrrl
Wine Wednesday: 5th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff Takes Place Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mar 26, 2014
Wine Wednesday: 5th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff Takes Place Sunday, May 18, 2014

Oops. So I haven’t posted anything since last Wednesday, which was also Wine Wednesday. Well, this one comes from my friends at HALL Wines. Their 5th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff is on Sunday, May 18th, and here’s a press release I received to tell you all about it: HALL Wines is pleased to announce...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Geyserville fares well in taste test

Dunne on Wine:  Geyserville fares well in taste test


At a recent blind tasting of 12 cabernet sauvignons by five wine writers, including The Bee’s Mike Dunne, Jordan Winery and Jordan Vineyards had a winner.

Not long before the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers collided in the NFC championship game, five wine writers sat down to taste...

Finding Our Way Now
Bridlewood Pinot Noir: #Wine

I did love this Bridlewood Pinot Noir. I had dinner with a very good friend of mine last night. When we were trying to decide what wine would be good to include with our meal, the server made a recommendation. She suggested the Bridlewood Pinot Noir....

Rubys Musings
Pleasurable Gifts of the Earth ~ A Daycation Post

Hubby and I enjoy the day in and around DaffodilHill in the Volcano Ca. area. As it would seem that my health and the weather are both cooperating at the moment, hubby and I have been making a point of getting out and enjoying ourselves and taki...

Cavegrrl
Wine Wednesday: Esporão 2012 Alandra Rosé

Mar 19, 2014
Wine Wednesday: Esporão 2012 Alandra Rosé

  Did you know Portugal ranks 6th in terms of per capita wine consumption in the world?  According to The Wine Institute, the Portuguese drink 42.2 liters of wine per person each year. And just in time for the warmer temperatures outside, today’s featured wine happens to be from Portugal. It is a lovely,...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Farmer Ron Mansfield’s at the root of El Dorado’s wine success

Mar 18, 2014
Dunne on Wine: Farmer Ron Mansfield’s at the root of El Dorado’s wine success


Farmer Ron Mansfield tends to his wine grape vines like a bonsai artist in this 2011 photo. Today, he farms more than 300 acres of wine grapes, including such Rhone Valley grape varieties as syrah and grenache for Fenaughty Vineyard in El Dorado County.

We wine writers devote entirely...

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