Masut Estate Pinot Noir – those Fetzer boys strike again!

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Jake and Ben Fetzer have a big name to live up to.  Third generation wine royalty, they grew up as members of the Mendocino powerhouse Fetzer family.  Now, they are making their own name with some great Mendocino pinot noir. The winery is located in the tranquil hills of Mendocino, in a barn that their – read full article –

There's syrah in them thar hills!

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Que syrah, syrah, whatever will be will be. The Sierra Foothills have long been known as the hidden gem of zinfandel production, but did you know there are other secret lairs out there?  Euclid Wines, a small producing winery in Napa, is producing some wonderful examples of terroir driven wine. This 2010 100% Syrah comes – read full article –

It's Dark, it's delicious, it's divine!

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As I write this letter, Send my love to you, Remember that I’ll always, Be in love with you… In the words of the immortal McCartney and Lennon, yes- Petite Sirah – I DO love you! The 7th Annual celebration of Petite Sirah, Dark & Delicious, will be held at Rockwall Winery in Alameda on – read full article –

Rock that vine! **GIVEAWAY**

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I love to read.  I love pretty coffee table books.  And I love wine. So what could be better than Rock and Vine,  a new book from Chelsea Print & Publishing that features 11 next generation wine professionals who are shaping the future of wine. The book releases tomorrow, and I have three copies to – read full article –

Cocktail of the week: Everybody loves a Ginger Linebacker!

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Now it’s no secret that I’m not a big football fan, and I try to hide from the Superbowl as much as possible.  But as I drove home in the middle of the Superdome Blackout, I decided to honor the occasion with a cocktail. Ginger is one of my favorite flavors in general, and a – read full article –