The day after Thanksgiving, known everywhere as Black Friday, is a shopping extravaganza without compare. Instead of fighting the crowds, we pursued a far more pleasant goal: visiting Dante Robere Vineyards to sample their latest wines.
Picture a modern château tucked into a hillside along the Rhône Valley. Now transport this idyllic scene to a ridge outside of Gilroy. That is what greeted us when we arrived at Aver Family Vineyards.
A highlight of any wine club membership is the associated wine release parties. In fact, we typically choose our memberships based primarily on the fun factor of these parties. The wine matters too, of course, but the parties are a real benefit of club membership. A recent proof point was the fun (and delicious) wine club release party at Eagle Ridge Vineyard.
Exploring new wineries is an unrestrained joy! Livermore recently welcomed a new winery, and we couldn’t wait to check it out for ourselves. Here is our first visit to Embodied Wines:
When visiting the Santa Clara Valley AVA, there are quite a few wineries to visit. Ranging from tiny to substantial; grandiose to humble. One of our first choices was well worth the challenge of finding it: the Jason Stephens Winery.
It was a wonderful day for a wine tasting tour of the Santa Clara Valley. Sunny and warm, with the vineyards transitioning from green to red. Our next stop on the tour: Morgan Hills Cellars.
We were so excited to kick off our first visit to the Santa Clara Valley AVA. The first stop was recommended by everyone we asked: the Guglielmo Winery.
Autumn has come to Lodi, so it is time to celebrate some Spanish inspired wines! Mark your calendars, Tempranillo Weekend is coming!
An upcoming event has us very excited: the Food and Wine Affair along the Wine Road of Northern Sonoma County. What a perfect way to recover from eating too much Halloween candy!
When wine tasting, a lot of time is spent savoring the aroma, the appearance, the flavors, and the finish of the wine. Often, though, very little thought is given to the impact of the wine glass on every aspect of the wine tasting experience. We recently learned more on this subject through a guided exploration of Riedel wine glasses.
Grüner Veltliner may not be a name on the tip of the tongue of the average wine lover, but there is quite a bit to like about this somewhat obscure varietal. Growing in popularity around the world, here’s what you should know about this potential rookie of the year: