Lake County Wine Country Video
Enjoy this beautiful video highlighting Lake County's winegrape growing region. Features local winegrape growers and winemakers.
Paso Robles Holidays in the Wine Country
Paso Robles is a diverse, robust wine region with large resort style wineries making dozens of wines and small family run places that may make just a couple of wines from their own estate grapes. The region is more relaxed, rural and unpretentious than other wine areas and with over 150 tasting rooms there is plenty to taste!
Rhone Rangers Invade San Francisco
The Rhone Rangers annual event in San Francisco culminated with the Grand Tasting at the Mason Center, where over 2,000 people tasted some 500 wines from more than 100 Rhone Rangers wineries. See More.
All Corked Up
The most common closure is of course the Natural Cork closure that roughly 80% of wineries in North America use. They vary in size (some are as long as my thumb!) and quality but get the job done. They are expensive ($.75 to $.90 each) but many consumers equate quality wine only with natural cork. Not so say the experts!
Wine Dinner on the Dunes
Recently I had the chance to participate in Lone Madrone's Dinner on the Dunes Kayaking Tour. Besides making some very yummy Rhône, Bordeaux and Italian varietals and blends, Lone Madrone’s staff is an energetic and creative bunch that put together a great event.