Ask The Advisor
Have a wine related question? "Ask the Advisor" is our new feature where you can have your burning wine questions answered. We plan to tackle a broad range of subjects from food and wine pairing to the pros and cons of wild yeast fermentation. No question is too simple (we like those because they are easier to answer) and if you have a tough one we can't answer it we will either punt, call in for industry reinforcements or go back to Fresno State.
Storing, Shipping & Sipping
Your touring the wine country collecting prizes from a number of wineries and you need to get them home. Wineries can only ship what they make, so they can't consolidate your shipment. Luckily there are services that do this, and more.
All About Rhone Wines
The Rhône River flows through eastern France and empties into the Mediterranean Sea. Generally, this wine growing area is blessed by a warm, sunny Mediterranean climate very similar to that in California. It receives very little summer rain and the grapes are able to become very ripe. Unlike in most of the wine producing regions of France (Burgundy and Bordeaux) where it rains all summer and rarely gets above 85 degrees.
Conversations of a Wine Maker
Winemaker Neil Collins speaks to winemaker friends in the Paso Robles Appellation. This series of videos have plenty of insights, levity and wine tasting.
San Joaquin Valley Wine Country
There are five million acres of irrigated farmlands planted to cotton, grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts. The majority of wine, table and raisin grapes in California are grown in this Valley. French Colombard is the leading variety with over 28,000 acres. Chardonnay is the second most planted grape with...read more.