Melville Pinot Noir

Appellation West: Offering the best in distinctive California wines

The wines of very small boutique wineries are often hard to obtain. The question becomes where to find these wines.  Appellation West makes it easy to discover and purchase many of these difficult to find wines. Appellation West covers several distinct areas of California.  They have chosen eight appellations to represent.  From the north coast

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Edna Valley Vineyards Chardonnay

Exploring Chardonnay at Edna Valley Vineyards

Sunset Savor the Central Coast brings together and showcases the wines and cuisines of the California Central Coast.  What makes the event extra special are the Adventure Tours that take place over the days prior to the main weekend event. The Adventure Tours include a variety of activities from visiting an abalone farm to blending

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Paso Robles Inn: At the heart of your Central Coast wine country getaway

Paso Robles was originally known for its Mineral Springs.  These thermal springs brought many a traveler.  Cattle ranchers, almond and apple growers and dairy farmers were the first to settle in the area.  Today Paso Robles, which means the Pass of Oaks is becoming an exciting place for both the arts and of course the

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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Cloudy Bay: Wines that are vibrantly fresh and lively

For those who have not been exposed to the wines of New Zealand’s Cloudy Bay you are missing a real treat, especially for those white wine lovers. Cloudy Bay’s Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are superb. Last Thursday Cloudy Bay enamored Los Angeles with a launch party showing off the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, which will be

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Rhone Rangers Wine Tasting

Rhone Rangers: Touting the best of California’s Rhone varietals

The Rhone Rangers wine tasting brings together wineries from all over California who pride themselves in creating Rhone varietals and blends from the 22 grape varieties known in France’s Rhone Valley.  The majority of the wineries at this event were from the Central Coast encompassing the regions of Santa Barbara Country, Paso Robles and Monterey

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Mount Aukum Zinfandel

Mount Aukum Winery: Taking Zinfandel to a higher level

The El Dorado Wine Country is different from most areas.  Its elevation in the Sierra Foothills creates unique microclimates and granite soils, which make this AVA different from other wine growing regions.  The area is known for Zinfandel but is slowly gaining recognition for its Rhone and Italian varietals.  Read More…

J Vineyards Pinot Gris

Dine Al Fresco with J Vineyards summery Pinot Gris

In the summertime when the heat is aspiring to 100-degree digits it is nice to dine al fresco and enjoy a nice refreshing crisp wine.  That leaves the field open to whites and those pinks that are becoming ever so popular.  Looking at the whites there is one wine that definitely fills this bill.  It

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Antinori Tignanello

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The charm of Hermann, Missouri draws many a wine lover

Sitting on board a flight to St Louis, I am reminded of my visit to Hermann, the charming town that is situated along the Missouri River in the heart of the Missouri Wine country. The location of Hermann is reminiscent of the Rhine River Valley and the quaint German Towns that reside along its banks. 

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