La Paulée Burgundy Week Tasting

Since I got into, as I call it, “the wine thing” about 10 years ago, I’ve sought out and tasted wines from the world’s major (and a few not so major) wine regions – France, Italy, Spain, California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Portugal, Greece, and even Croatia. All to varying…

Drink Pink! – Wine Of The Week; 2012 Skouras Zoë Rosé

It’s that time of year… Yes, it’s rosé season!. With that in mind, I’ve embarked upon a   series of weekly “Drink Pink!” rosé tastings.  This week’s rosé is the 2012 Skouras Zoë Rosé. I picked up this wine on a whim from my favorite wine store K&L Wine Merchants. The wine is produced by Domaine…

Wines of Spain Smackdown – 8 Spanish Reds under $20 Blind-tasted!

The theme for the most recent gathering of the Pacific Point Wine Club (“PPWTC” was “Wines of Spain”.  The PPWTC is entering its third year, and going strong.  Initially we met every couple of months, but based on popular demand, we now meet every 6 weeks or so. It’s been so gratifying to see folks…

Value Alert! – Outstanding Spanish Wine For $11!

From time to time I come across a wine with a surprisingly good quality/price ratio (‘QPR”).  The 2007 Bodegas Castaño Yecla Solanera Viñas Viejas , a Spanish wine from the Yecla D.O., is such a wine.  I purchased this bottle from my favorite wine store, K&L Wine Merchants. Not familiar with the Yecla region of Spain?  Join the…

A Taste of Achaval-Ferrer

Wine is a lot like fashion.  What is considered popular for a time, can quickly fall out of favor to be replaced by something else.  It wasn’t too long ago, that Malbec was in fashion.  I’m not sure if it remains so.  I hear much more about Muscat these days. I like Malbec for several…