Lone Madrone - Lonely no more
Lone Madrone is owned by the British born winemaker and former chef Neil Collins, his wife Marci and Neil's sister Jackie Meisinger. Neil has honed his craft at three prestigious central coast winery operations (Wildhorse Winery, Adelaida Cellars and Tablas Creek) before starting out on his own venture. His original winemaking experience came from the famed southern Rhone estate of Chateau de Beaucastel in the Chateauneuf-du-pape region.
Five Steps To a Perfect Wine Country Weekend
This article can help you plan a weekend in wine country. Many visitors to wine country come from nearby cities and stay only a few days. This article will help people planning a wine country weekend make the most of the time they have. It also covers important topics like planning for transportation. Finally, it encourages readers to leave reviews so the next traveler has a resource for planning.
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.
How to Taste Wine, without spilling it on your shirt.
Wine tasting is not the same as just drinking it. To experience the true flavor of a wine requires that you pay attention to your senses of sight, smell, touch, as well as taste.
The way I look at it is that if I am paying $10, $20 or even $50 or more for a bottle of wine, I want to make sure I squeeze every nickel of taste out of that wine. It's not pretentious--it's being frugal!
Taste The Stars
The French have been arguing for decades to persuade Americans to stop calling our sparkling wine "Champagne." They postulate, rightly, that Champagne comes from that sacred region in northern France where the bubbly was first created, and should not be confused with the various sparkling wines made from Temecula to Topeka.