Month: June 2012
You know the show, similar to The Real World, where 7 strangers are chucked in a small RV (aka the Winnie) and scoot off around the country on missions of adventure. Throw in some wine, and I’m all in. Nevertheless, when I first found out […]
Those of us in California, or other parts of the United States, probably know about Crushpad; Crushpad is was a custom crush facility that was once upon a time located in urban San Francisco, and not only offered custom crush facilities for budding commerical wineries, […]
Our first stop on the tour of the Okanagan was Dirty Laundry Vineyard, in Summerland. Our hostess, Judi Skinner, is a viticulturist and vineyard designer by trade, and the chief Sales & Marketing Manager for Dirty Laundry. I’d call Judy half Las Vegas, half Miss […]
When I first found out that the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference would be in the Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia, I, like many fellow bloggers, was somewhat dubious. Canada? Passports? No transport of wine? What the heck? Little would I know that many months later, I […]
It’s that time of year again! When over 150 winemakers celebrate their love of the heartbreak grape in San Francisco on June 16th. The 8th Annual Pinot Days San Francisco brings together the most stylistically diverse, grape in Grand Festival that showcases over 500 unique pinot noirs […]
Ranchero Cellars is a small winery, based in Paso Robles. When visiting for Hospice du Rhone this year, I made it a point to visit with Amy Butler, owner and winemaker for Ranchero on the recommendation of some local friends.
The mountaintop of Monte Belle, in the Cupertino area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, has a long history with winemakers and vineyards. As far back as the late 1800s, city dwellers wandered south to retreat and make wine. Today, Ridge is redrawing these historical vineyard lines and […]