Paso Rhone Wine Producers
Paso Robles has been growing wine grapes for decades yet it is only since the early 1990’s that Rhone grape varieties have been cultivated. The region has a similar geography and climate to the Rhone River Valley in France.
The Hills & Dells of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara
Visitors to this region can enjoy many small family owned wineries and have a better chance to meet and talk with the winemakers than in other regions. On the west side, dense redwood forests overlook the Pacific Ocean, while the east side looks down upon Santa Clara and what is known as Silicon Valley.
Does wine really breathe, and does it stand on legs?
Continuing in the discussion of common wine myths, let’s look at the ideas of breathing wine and “legs”. Interestingly, both have something to do with surface area.
Ask the Farmer - Resveratrol!
Resveratrol! It is good for the heart and liver. Prevents obesity, sunburn & melanoma. It enhances chemotherapy; fights type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. It even slows down aging”. Sounds like an old western snake oil salesman’s pitch, right? Well, resveratrol - an anti-oxidant chemical compound found in wine as a result of the fermentation of the skin and seeds of winegrapes (especially reds) - is playing a big hand in research to cure or prevent the above diseases and others as well.
Lake County Announces People's Choice Awards
Lake County “People’s Choice Wine Awards” were held at Langtry Estates in November and they has just announced their awards. This consumer event attracted 300 people to the Lake County wine region for an afternoon of wine tasting, voting, food, and friends.