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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The charm of Hermann Missouri draws many wine lovers

Sitting on board a flight to St Louis, I’m reminded of my visit to Hermann Missouri, the charming town 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. The German

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Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines: A passion for wine made real

The wineries of the Ste. Rita Hills focus primarily on the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals. Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines is one of those wineries but they also create some other varietals that make their winery unique. Kessler-Haak is one of the few Sta. Rita Hills wineries that produce a Riesling. Read More…