So many movies include the line, “Waiter, this wine is corked!” But what does that mean, the wine is corked? Here is what you need to know:
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California is home to a wonderful variety of wines, nearly one for every taste. Soil and weather play a major role in the characteristics of the grapes, and the resulting wine. The Wine Institute has divided California into 107 American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs. The Livermore Valley is one these 107 AVAs, and now has been further sub-divided into a dozen districts that capture the unique elements of each area. Let’s explore them!
The long and rainy spring had finally retreated, allowing a warm, sunny day to signal the onset of summer. It was time to put the top down on the car and get some winetasting going. Dante Robere was at the top of our list!
How do you show Mom the perfect Mothers’ Day experience? At least in our family, the day should include wine tasting. Following a great lunch just off Jack London Square, we walked a few more blocks to Urban Legend. Mom felt the love!
The Yarra Valley in Australia is home to numerous wineries, but few have the history, the vineyards, and the winemaking expertise to match Helen’s Hill.
With only two weeks to tour four regions of Australia, our itinerary was tight. But fear not, we DID save some time to do some wine tasting. Top of our list? Yarra Yering!
Beautiful wine abounds, but what about beautiful wine supporting beauty in the community? We were introduced to Fleurs de Prairie Rosé, which is exactly that!
It is a small world, after all! How else could a chance encounter in a Paris wine bar lead to an amazing experience in a Australian wine bar? That’s exactly what happened with a French recommendation brought us to “Love, Tilly Devine” in Sydney.
Stories of a future apocalypse abound, ranging from zombie outbreaks to massive meteor strikes. A new novel foretells an equally grim future: a world without wine!
Ah, springtime! The cold, dark days of winter give way to earlier sunrises, warming breezes, and the first signs of life returning to the vineyards. The tantalizing promise of another amazing vintage is everywhere!
It is mere weeks until the kick-off of the 2019 winetasting season in Livermore! The weekend of March 23-24 will bring a perennial favorite: Barrel Tasting Weekend. Here are the details: