Wine Tasting

CATEGORY: News & Events   |   DATE: August 14th, 2014
Santa Clara Valley’s 20-plus wineries will soon benefit from the visibility of a new signage program directing visitors throughout one of the state’s oldest viticultural regions. Earlier this year, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Route. It will feature 70-plus directional signs bearing the logo of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley that
CATEGORY: News & Events   |   DATE: August 13th, 2014
La Crema Winery  launched Virtual Vintner™, a digital experience that engages consumers in an interactive program resulting in a unique, crowd-created La Crema wine. Affording participants an intimate and hands-on invitation behind the scenes of an artisan winery, Virtual Vintner™ provides an opportunity to embark on a “choose your own adventure”-style winemaking journey, learning about
CATEGORY: News & Events   |   DATE: August 13th, 2014
Wine Tasting Wines of Danger: Sabrine Rodems Keeps Some Wicked Company Starting your own wine brand is a bit like diving full clothed and blindfolded into a pool of unknown depth. It’s not just scary, it’s incredibly risky, even if you already sort of know what you’re doing. Ask Sabrine Rodems (Wrath, San Saba) what it’s like
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: August 13th, 2014
Mendocino: A Dragon With Two Tails by Laura Ness The Mendocino AVA is huge, more for its climactic variation than its total land area: Wine Institute figures indicate it spans 275,200 acres, encompassing ten distinct sub AVAs, with two more pending. The total area planted to vineyards is currently 17,000 acres: compare that to 40,000
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: August 5th, 2014
East Bay Wine Country Oakland & Urban Wine Country The New York Times recently dubbed Oakland “Brooklyn by the Bay” and San Francisco Magazine gave the East Bay city its very own issue The Oakland Issue. The hot press is putting the East Bay on the map, but ask any local and they will tell you the East Bay
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: August 4th, 2014
Best of the West Sonoma County West of West: Where the Fog Doth Rest: by Laura Ness Think of some of your favorite Pinot Noir producers from the Sonoma Coast: names like Littorai, Dumol, Failla, Flowers, Fort Ross, Hartford Court, MacPhail, Peay, Ramey and Siduri. Then add many that might be new, perhaps Alma Fria, Baker Lane, Ceritas, Freeman, Furthermore, Gros