Wine Of The Day; 2016 Ridge Rosé Lytton Estate

2016 Ridge Rosé Lytton Estate…harmonious with racy acidity and ripe strawberry, raspberry, subtle Meyer lemon, nuanced spice and a hint of apricot flavors and a lingering savory finish Ridge Vineyards is relatively new to the trend that is rosé (though they did make a White Zinfandel in the 70s!) in the US.  According to cellar tracker…

2016 Conn Creek Malbec Rosé #WineStudio

Last month I participated in the #WineStudio Rosé program.  The online program,  which included a virtual tasting of a diverse selection of wines from France, Spain, Mendocino and Napa Valley was held each Tuesday in June.  The last week featured the 2016 Conn Creek Malbec Rosé. I previously posted about  a tempting trio of high quality…

Wine of the Day; 2014 Masthead Sangiovese Mohr-Fry Ranch #LodiWine

2014 Masthead Sangiovese Mohr-Fry Ranch;…an appealing supple mouth-feel and ample, alluring black cherry, pomegranate, and vanilla flavors accented with the kind of restrained savoriness that strikes adds an enticing balance between its fruity and savory character… This wine is the result of a collaboration between Scotto Cellars and four noteworthy wine bloggers; Peter Bourget and…

Lodi Chronicles: Ten Lodi White Wines For Summer #LodiWine

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing to Visit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California.  From time to time I share blog posts I’ve written for Visit Lodi here.  I recently wrote a piece for Visit Lodi that features 10 Lodi white…

Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng and Arrufiac? Oh My! #Winophiles

This month the French Winophiles are making a virtual trip to France’s Hidden Corner, the South-West (or ‘Sud-Ouest’ as the French call it) wine region!  Actually, we’re revisiting the region.  When we first visited a couple of years ago, I discovered the Perfect Wine For Liver And Onions! It was from the mostly overlooked Marcillac AOP, and…

Snooth Villa Maria Winemaker’s Collection Tasting #VillaMaria

Lucky me! I had the opportunity to do two Villa Maria Wine tastings in two weeks!  The most recent was the Villa Maria Winemaker’s Collection facilitated by Snooth. Over the course of the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to do a few tweetups featuring Villa Maria, but the Snooth tasting was the deepest dive…

A Taste of Troon Vineyard #WiningHourChat

I was introduced to Troon Vineyard last year when I attended the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference (“WBC”) in Lodi, California.   The conference featured  a Live Blogging segment where winemakers are given five minutes to pour their wine, present their story, and answer questions from a table of bloggers.  At the end of five minutes, the…

Domaines Paul Mas: A Passion for Everyday Luxury #WineStudio

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to participate in the #WineStudio June Rosé program (see below for more information) featuring three Rosés from Domaines Paul Mas.  The virtual tasting included one sparking wine and two still wines.  The Rise Of Rosé in the U.S. Anecdotally, I was aware of the rise in popularity of Rosé…