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Paso Robles - Try our 100 percent estate grown wines; blending the subtle differences of east and west side Paso Robles grapes. The wines are fruit forward with soft tannins and are a good value. Visit our country casual farm house.
Avila Beach - Morovino embraces the Italian winemaking philosophy of wine, food, family & friends. Stop by the beach side location to experience Morovino.
Rhone Rangers Grand Tasting
The Rhone Rangers annual event in San Francisco takes place every year in March and culminates with a Grand Tasting at the Mason Center. Last year over 2,000 people tasted some 500 wines from more than 100 Rhone Rangers wineries. View more...
California Grape Harvest
The harvest in California vineyards is complete. Overall the yields have been down from previous years but the quality is good and winemakers are happy. See video... View more...
Host a Tasting Party
There are a number of ways to host a wine tasting party and it depends of course on how formal you want to be, if you are going to have food to sample, and what kind of wine focus do you want. These events can be elegant and regal or professional and sober (must you spit at the table?) or just great fun.
I have created a list of things to consider and some specific tasting ideas and plans. If you live in the wine country you might ask if a winemaker or winery staff person could lead a tasting. The wine buyer at your local market or wine shop might love the opportunity to be involved.
From Carneros to Oakville
Napa Valley is itself an appellation and has 13 unique sub appellations (AVA’s) within its boundaries. Each AVA has a distinctive microclimate, soil, terrain, and elevation that imprint identifiable characteristics into the fruit. Starting in the southern district of Los Carneros we explore eight AVA's of the southern Napa Valley... View more...
How to Taste Wine
Take a wine tasting tutorial with Decanter's consultant editor Steven Spurrier. Watch as world-famous wine expert Steven Spurrier provides a step-by-step guide on how to taste wine, in our brand new easy-to-follow video tutorial.