Wine

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...

Finding Our Way Now
Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel: #Wine

Not everyone is a fan of a full-bodied wine such as this Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel, but in certain circumstances a wine such as this is needed to stand up to a hearty entrée without the wine being overwhelmed. In that situation, this is one you must try, especially if you enjoy a...

Cavegrrl
A Trio of Pinots and Food Pairing with Holman Ranch Wines

Mar 13, 2014
A Trio of Pinots and Food Pairing with Holman Ranch Wines

  First of all, a big thanks to Holman Ranch for sending me six bottles of great wine to taste and give feedback to all of my readers. Not all wineries are quite that generous, and you make this particular writer feel appreciated for what I do. Now, onto the reviews! It was a...

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A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards

Dunne on Wine: Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards


Susan Tipton opened Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards in Lodi two years ago. She will release wines from last fall’s harvest starting on Friday. She received this stainless-steel fermentation tank – now filled with grenache blanc – for her 35th wedding anniversary present.

While Lodi’s vineyards include such white-wine varieties...

Finding Our Way Now
Hollys Hill Grenache: #Wine

We had been invited to a friend’s home for dinner. I always like to take a gift, so I went rummaging around for a white and a red wine to take along for the hostess. Hollys Hill Grenache was the red wine I decided would be a good choice. I thought it would go...

Placer County Online
Placer County Wine Trail Vintners honored with over 50 awards at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

AUBURN, Calif.—A region with a rich heritage in winemaking, Placer County Wine Trail wineries have much to celebrate after earning several Best of Class wins at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Boasting a climate similar to that of Mediterranean grape-growing regions, the Placer County Wine Trail is winning big for its European blends, such as Tempranillo, in...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Morse Wines

Dunne on Wine: Morse Wines


Robert Morse practices his bocce form at his Morse Wines in Amador County. Photo/Mike Dunne

If for some bizarre reason an aspiring vintner wanted to complicate his entry into the challenging California wine trade, Robert Morse could be the role model.

Consider the hurdles Morse set for...

Rubys Musings
Saturday Sips in Lodi California

Another great day out in Lodi  This past Saturday was yet another wine club release party at one of our favorite wineries, m2 , a winery I have shared our visits to many times. While in the Lodi area, we decided to pop into a few of the wineries we had not visited before or...

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