Sparkling Wine Smackdown…Ten Sparklers; One Winner!

The most recent meeting of the Pacific Pointe Wine Tasting Club (“PPWTC”) was all about bubbly.  It also happened to be the 2nd anniversary of the PPWTC.  It was a great night of bubbly, food, and friends.   It’s been most is gratifying to experience the growth, and evolution of our wine club, and its members. I…

21st Century Hip Hop – Less Gin and Juice; More Wine!

Check out the latest from B.o.B…at about the 2:30 mark – where Merlot, Rosé, and Burgundy are weaved into the lyrics.  Nice touch! This is just the latest.  Drake, a fan of wine, has a reference to wine in “Say Something”.  And  before the fallout with Cristal, some of the biggest names in Rap/Hip-Hop were plugging…

Wine Words Demystified: Wine Diamonds

You know the deal, the more some folks learn about a topic, the more shortcuts/slang/acronyms/initials/technical jargon can be tossed around.  I’m here to help you understand those sometimes mysterious words and phrases, thus – Wine Words Demystified! This week’s phrase is Wine Diamonds.. According to Karen MacNeil‘s The Wine Bible:  Tasteless, odorless, harmless salts of tartaric acid that can precipitate…

Recap of 6th Annual Dark & Delicious – The Petite Sirah Event Of The Year!

I attended the 6th annual Dark & Delicious (“D&D”) last Friday.  D&D is an excellent opportunity to take a walk on the “dark side” for  Petite Sirah (“P.S” – a.k.a. “Pet”.)and food lovers.  The event is put on by an advocacy group of P.S. winegrowers, and producers knowns as P.S. I Love You.  This year’s event…

Wine Words Demystified: Corked

You know the deal, the more some folks learn about a topic, the more shortcuts/slang/acronyms/initials/technical jargon can be tossed around.  I’m here to help you understand those sometimes mysterious words and phrases, thus – Wine Words Demystified! This week’s word is Corked… According to Karen MacNeil‘s The Wine Bible:  A term used to describe a wine that smells like a wet…