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Rubys Musings
Sunday Sips in Shenandoah /Amador County

Cheers to another good day!  This past Sunday, Father's Day as it would have it, lead to another day of wine tasting with hubby and our middle daughter Rebecca. As has been the case on many occasion, we headed down HWY 16, then onto HWY 49, toward...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: California’s most reliable wine companies

Three decades ago it was easy. Today, not at all.

I’m talking of drawing up my list of California’s 10 most-reliable wineries. Thankfully, it’s an exercise I indulge just once every 10 years. The first was in 1984.

Before getting to the fourth, let’s review the ground rules.

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Finding Our Way Now
K Viognier (Columbia Valley): #Wine

The label of this wine, K Viognier, really intrigued me. We were out to dinner at a very fine restaurant and of course I needed a nice wine to enjoy with my meal. It was a sweltering day in my area so a cold glass of white wine such as this K Viognier...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Foothills wineries win big in State Fair wine tasting competition

Foothills wineries win big in State Fair wine tasting competition

Sierra Foothills wineries, from Auburn to Lincoln to Grass Valley and Nevada City, won big in this year’s wine tasting competition for the California State Fair. “Best of Class” winners included Lone Buffalo, Viña Castellano and Wise Villa – which won 12 medals. Viña Castellano won a “Double Gold,” “Best of California and Best of...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Jon Bonné, ‘The New California Wine’ author

Dunne on Wine: Jon Bonné, ‘The New California Wine’ author


Above is an image reprinted with permission from “The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste.” At left, author Jon Bonné is shown two years ago at Mead Ranch in Napa.

My test of a wine book is the number of wines...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Jon Bonné, ‘The New California Wine’ author

Dunne on Wine: Jon Bonné, ‘The New California Wine’ author


“The New California Wine” by Jon Bonné

My test of a wine book is the number of wines that sound so intriguing I jot them down on a running list that I tuck into my wallet for my next trip to a wine shop.

The list I...

Rubys Musings
Sizzling Sunday…..

Celebrate The Harvest...... Lodi Ca*read more HERE Yesterday was sizzling! We hit the century point here in the Sacramento area and so what was one to do on such a hot day, where you could actually see the air currents floating though the air, ...

Cavegrrl
Lake County People’s Choice Wine Tasting to be Held Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Jun 8, 2014
Lake County People’s Choice Wine Tasting to be Held Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Lake County is a wine region that might not have the cachet of Napa Valley, but I can definitely tell you they are making wines of Napa Valley caliber. Currently, Lake County has over 8,400 acres producing winegrapes. There are now 167 growers and 32 wineries in Lake County. I was first exposed to a...

Sac History Happenings
70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

Seventy summers ago, not long after D-Day, Ray Haagen and his unit landed at Normandy, fought through France and then Germany – and saved a bottle of wine to be opened one day at a reunion. Haagen, 93, just got the bottle.


Ray Haagen of Placerville holds a bottle of...

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The Sacramento Bee
California bill under consideration would allow underage winemakers to sip and spit wine

California bill under consideration would allow underage winemakers to sip and spit wine

The family business brought Holly Reynolds from a grape farm in Kansas to the renowned viticulture and enology department at the University of California, Davis. Students, some of them too young to legally consume alcoholic beverages, work with g...

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