Summer Wine 2018

Summer Wine Suggestions

With almost a month left of summer, there is still time to discover some great drinking summer wine. My wine journey takes us from the Alsace region of France over to the Mosel River in Germany than across the Alps into the Alto Adige region of Italy. Continue down to Puglia before heading to the

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Visiting Julian California

A Day Trip to Julian California

Good food, wine, and apples are what you will discover on a visit to Julian California, a town nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains about an hour northeast of San Diego. When visiting Julian think Old West meets apple orchards with a little wine thrown into the mix. The town dates back to the 1870s during

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Albariño Wines

Celebrate Albariño Wines during International Albariño Days

Let’s celebrate International Albariño Days. Beginning on August 2nd and continuing for six days Albariño wines take the grand stage and why not because this white grape makes the perfect summer wine. Find aromatic botanical aromas while the flavor profile displays hints of citrus and stone fruit bringing a fresh outlook to white wine. The

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Garagiste Festival 2017

Garagiste Festival: Discovering lesser known wineries

Garagiste goes Urban at the Women’s Club in Santa Monica on July 21, 2018. Los Angeles wine lovers, who enjoy discovering the small often hard to find wineries, consider attending this event. This year find 48 limited production wineries that together create the innovators in winemaking and the future of wine. Each has a relentless

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Amphorae for Amphora Wine

Beckham Estate Vineyard: A passion for Amphora Wine

Part of a winemaker’s passion is finding a niche that makes their wines uniquely different yet at the same time stand out as exceptional. For Andrew Beckham utilizing his ceramic background into the winemaking process is tantamount to creating his wine. The answer became designing ceramic vessels to make amphora wine. By doing so, Andrew

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French Rosé Wine

Enjoying French Rosé Wine

There is something about a French Rosé Wine that speaks of France. In most cases, they are different than Spanish or American Rosés. Often the Rosés are lighter in color especially the ones for Côtes de Provence. The aromas are also unique to the region, especially the Côtes de Provence, known for their distinct aromas

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Good Pinot Noir

Good Pinot Noir for summer pleasure

When thinking of reds to enjoy during a summertime dinner, my go-to red is Pinot Noir. Typically Pinot Noir is not as substantial as other red varieties. Good Pinot Noir can be very versatile. Here are two wines that one should consider this summer. First, let’s go to the Anderson Valley and discover Domaine Anderson

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Oregon Winery St Innocent Wines

Oregon Winery St Innocent Explores the Subtle Demeanor of Pinot Noir

It is hard for me to turn down a wine tasting event so when fellow wine writer Annette Rau Solomon asked me to her home for dinner with Mark Vlossak of St Innocent Winery, I immediately accepted the invitation to discover an Oregon winery. Since that time I have visited the winery. St Innocent Winery

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Ruby Vineyards Winery Dog Stanley

Discover the dog-friendly places in Tualatin Valley, Oregon

Like many, I like to take my dogs with me when I travel, especially when I am visiting wineries. Although my trip to the Tualatin Valley did not include my dogs, I made sure to discover the dog-friendly places to take my dogs in the future. If you want to bring your dog along to

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Father's Day Wines - Domaine Bousquet Malbec and Chardonnay

Five Wines to enhance Father’s Day

When I think of Father’s Day, I think of an afternoon early evening Barbecue, maybe hamburgers, grilled chicken or a nice juicy steak. As I think about the ideal wine to pair with this cuisine, my thoughts lean towards more hearty red wines. Here are some Father’s Day wine suggestions. Father’s Day Red Wine The

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