Wine of the Day: 2014 Tercero Mourvedre Rosé Vogelzang Vineyard

2014 Tercero Mourvedre Rosé Vogelzang Vineyard – The wine has held up beautifully…It’s taken on a savory element that I adore and wish I found in more Rosé wines! Fruit for this wine was sourced from the biodynamically farmed Vogelzang Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA, east of the the city of Los Olivos. The grapes…

Two Easy Summer Meals And Two California Rosés #WinePW

I adore Rosé wine!  Here’s why.   Rosés are such a versatile wines at the table, they give me a break from thinking about, or in some cases over-thinking food and wine pairings.  Consequently whether one is a professional, such as a sommelier or chef; wine enthusiast, or a novice, when it comes to food and wine…

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…

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…

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…

2015 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel #WineStudio

2015 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Pedroncelli has been making an “intentional” rosé of Zinfandel since the mid-50s!  Fruit for this wine is sourced  from  the Pedroncelli estate Home Ranch and Buchnignan Vineyard.   It is crafted by combining free run juice from early picked grapes (60% of the blend) and 40% saignée (juice drawn…

2015 Ellipsis Pinot Meunier Rose #WineStudio

2015 Ellipsis Wine Company Rose of Pinot Meunier Ellipsis Wine Company sources Pinot Meunier grapes are sourced from Christine’s Vineyard located in the Sonoma Coast AVA bordering Russian River Valley.  This is an “intentional”  rosé that’s a  blend of  90% Pinot Meunier, 5% Zin, and 5% Syrah. The grapes were picked at 24 brix and…

Chicken and Sausage Paella Paired with a Unicorn Rosé #WinePW

It’s National Rosé Day, and this month’s Wine Pairing Weekend theme is all about pairing foods with Rosé! Wine Pairing Weekend is a monthly collaborative event for wine/food bloggers started by David Crowley of Cooking Chat.  It’s a great way to find food and wine pairings that work (or learn from the ones that don’t); along with tips…

Recap of 2015 Rhone Rangers Part 1 – Seminar Series

I attended the 18th Annual Rhone Rangers Celebration of American Rhone Wines  held March 27th and 28th at the Craneway Pavilion & Conference Center.  I attended the events held at the on March 28th, which featured a  two course Seminar Series and the Grand Tasting. I’ll cover my experience at the two seminars: “Rosés made from Rhone Varietal…