VISITS TO WEST SONOMA COAST

Ken Zinns and I had the opportunity to spend a few rigorous days of work in the West Sonoma Coast, visiting vineyards and wineries... (...more)

TASTING NOTES FROM TOM HILL
We tasted last night (5/22/13) Some Dehlinger Syrahs: DryCreekVnyd Petite Sirah Spencer's Hill Vnyd/ Estate/ Dry Creek Vlly/SonomaCnty (13.9%) 2010: Very dark/black color; strong musty/TCA/ corked slight boysenberry/...(...more)
GRAPE-NUTZ BLOG

In a recent Wine Spectator blog, critic James Laube wrote that “Winemakers have come to embrace the 100-point rating system as much as consumers have” (James Laube’s Wine Flights: Nov 11, 2013). On the face of it, this really isn’t ‘breaking news.’ The advertising and marketing of wine is directed toward communicating wine quality to consumers - most often by citing the scores .... (more)

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NAPA & ALEXANDER VALLEY VISITS

It seemed like forever since I'd organized a grape-nutz trip to visit some Napa Valley wineries - the last report I did was in November of 2004!.(...more)

FAMILY WINEMAKERS TASTING

Report on the 23rd annual wine tasting presented by the Family Winemakers of California (FWC), at Fort Mason in San Francisco. .... (...more)

MARIN COUNTY TASTING

Report on the 9th annual wine tasting presented by the Marin County Winegrowers Association, May 11th, 2013, at the historic Escalle Winery in Larkspur, California. The event focuses on wines from the Marin County AVA.(...more)

 

WEST OF WEST WINE FESTIVAL

Report on the 3rd annual West of West Wine Festival Grand Tasting, on Sunday August 4th, 2013, at The Barlow in Sebastopol, California. The emphasis of the event is on wines from the western part of the Sonoma Coast AVA.(...more)

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS !

ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT FESTIVAL

Report on the 16th annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, May 18th, 2013. The annual event is presented by the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association and focuses on current Pinot Noir releases from the Anderson Valley AVA.  (...more)

 

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