Wine of the Day: 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard

…this wine is a great exemplar of an ancient-vine field blend wine! A field blend of Zinfandel, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Palomino, Alicante Bouschet and Mission from the Evangelho vineyard planted in the 1890s that features own rooted, head-trained, vines planted in Delhi sands and dry farmed. The vineyard is a viticultural survivor, it you can believe…

Wine of the Day: 2015 Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas Insurgente

If you haven’t been drinking Portuguese wines, I dare you to try this wine, and not want to buy more! This wine is a 50/50 blend of two indigenous Portuguese grapes – Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro.  The grapes are from one of Portugal’s most prominent wine regions, the Dão, located just south of the famous Douro Valley (home of…

A Taste of Lirac – Rhone’s Undiscovered Cru

If you like Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but are looking for great value, look no further than Lirac! They are most certainly wines worth seeking out! Disclosure: The wines in this post were provided as a samples. No other payments were involved and all opinions expressed are my own. About Lirac It’s located just across the  Rhône river from the…

Exclusive Pre-Release of “Somm 3”; Napa Valley Style!

If you’re a fan of the “Somm” documentary series, here’s your opportunity to see the latest release – “Somm 3” Napa Valley style!  The Cameo Cinema in St. Helena has the exclusive theatrical pre-release of SOMM 3 beginning Friday October 19 through Thursday, October 25, with three shows daily, at 2:00, 5:00 and 7:45 p.m. Producer &…

Penne Boscaiola Paired with 2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot #WinePW #MerlotMe

This Penne Boscaiolo recipe tastes like a weekend meal, but could be put together on a weeknight.  I paired  it with Merlot with excellent results! Disclosure: Wine provided as a complimentary sample by Duckhorn Vineyards. No other payments were involved and all opinions expressed in my blog posts are my own. Do you know that October is Merlot Month?  You’ll…

Wine of the Day: 2015 Markus Wine Co. Zietlos Red Blend

This is an alluring, suave, and harmonious wine that is emblematic of outstanding wines being crafted in the Lodi AVA This wine is a  predominately a blend of Syrah and Viognier  from the Borra Vineyards Gill Creek Ranch that were picked on the same day and co-fermented in the Northern Rhône tradition.  Old vine Carignan  and Petite Sirah from the…

Wine of the Day: 2017 Ferraton Père & Fils Côtes du Rhône Samorëns

An elegant, dry classically style Rhone Rose that delivers high QPR! Sourced from biodynamically grown grapes from vineyards are situated on the right bank of the Rhône. with alluvial soils: limestone, sand, pebbles and clay Color – Pale pink red Aromas – Cherries, strawberries, dried roses, and dried herbs with a hint of white peaches Body…

Grower Champagne From The Chalky Slopes Of Avize: Franck Bonville Prestige Brut Blanc de Blancs #Winophiles

Each month the French #Winophiles blogging group explores a particular French wine theme.  Sometimes it’s a notable region whose wines we’d like to explore in-depth; other times it’s more about exploring a grape variety vinified throughout the country.   This month we are exploring grower Champagne. If you’re not familiar with grower Champagne.  Have a look at…

The French #Winophiles Sip Grower Champagne Preview

Each month the French #Winophiles blogging group explores a particular French wine theme.  Sometimes it’s a notable region whose wines we’d like to explore in-depth; other times it’s more about exploring a grape variety vinified throughout the country.   This month we are exploring Grower Champagne. Our group of food and wine writers will reveal what they’ve…

Is Flower Wine Ready For PrimeTime? Free Range Flower Winery Aims To Find Out!

The Bay Area’s food and wine scene is, of course, world-class and often pretty innovative. A new Oakland winery is producing a vintage like no other where flowers — not grapes — are the star of the bottle. Cornell Brand; KGO-TV Free Range Flower Winery (“FRFW”) is a family-owned urban winery located in Oakland, California, that…