Wine

CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: March 29th, 2012
Repeal 18th Amendment It might be well into spring but a few months ago, an important date in history slowly slipped by without any announcements, ceremonies, or festivities. January 16th came and went without even a mention.  Ninety-two years ago, the 18th Amendment, named the Volstead Act, was repealed before the US Congress on January 16th, 1920.  Prior
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: March 22nd, 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon (Cab-er-nay Saw-veen-yawn) Rumor has it that if you were stuck on a small raft, marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, your mind would probably wander and you would dream about your last bottle of wine that you would sip. Hopefully while drifting, you would come upon a little island and find
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: March 19th, 2012
Petite Sirah Petite Sirah (puh-TEET see-RAH) If a grape could speak, Petite Sirah would have plenty to say. It would tell an intriguing story that began in the Rhone Valley in Southern France in the 1870s. Created by a little know botanist, Dr. Francois Durif propagated a unique vine that was virtually fool-proof against grey rot, a
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: March 9th, 2012
World of Pinot Noir With the sun glistening down on the Pacific, warm coastal breezes blew in the  the 12th Annual World of Pinot Noir (WOPN). Guests were treated to an array of informative seminars, tours, dinners, and tastings of Pinot Noirs at the Cliffs Resort, a stone’s throw from Pismo Beach.  Known for some of the best Pinot
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: January 6th, 2012
2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstakes Winners The results are in for the largest competition of American wines in the world.  This year the stakes get even higher for the prestigious competition, as the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition sets a new record with 5,500 entries. 2012 SFCWC Sweepstakes Winners: Sparkling Wine: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards 2006 Carneros Blanc de