Assisting Your Awesome Pinot Noir Quest: Recommendations from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir

Are you on a quest for awesome Pinot Noir? We had a wonderful time at the 16th annual World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) last month, a stellar lineup of seminars, tasting events, and winemaker dinners held at the beautiful Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Finding New Favorites: Recommendations from the 2015 World of Pinot Noir

We had a wonderful time at the 15th annual World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) earlier this month, enjoying copious amounts of high quality Pinot Noirs enhanced by delicious food and classic Southern California weather. Pinot Noir producers and lovers from around the world converged … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Recommendations from the 2014 World of Pinot Noir

Each year, attendees at the World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) come expecting gorgeous California weather, delicious gourmet food, and copious amounts of high quality Pinot Noirs.  This year?  Well, two out of three ain’t bad. California is facing its worst drought … –> please click here to continue reading –>

From Their Table to Ours: Standouts from the Family Winemakers of California Tasting

We’re always on the lookout for new wineries with high quality wines, and we made some discoveries at this year’s Family Winemakers of California Tasting in San Francisco a few weeks ago.  Arrow & Branch, Fulcrum, and Picayune may not … –> please click here to continue reading –>

The Chardonnay Symposium: A Great Reason to Visit Santa Maria Valley

Heads up, Chardonnay fans!  The Chardonnay Symposium unfolds later this month in the Santa Maria Valley over July 19-21, 2013, and provides a rare opportunity to focus on and celebrate the golden grape.  Local wineries and restaurants will offer a variety … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Pinot Noir and Ocean Air: The 2013 World of Pinot Noir

Earlier this month, we enjoyed two days surrounded by sun, surf, great food, and an enormous amount of high quality Pinot Noirs.  That’s right, we were at the 2013 World of Pinot Noir in Shell Beach.  With about 200 wineries … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Some California Wines Well Worth Trying

Earlier this month, we were lucky enough to enjoy the San Francisco Tasting of the Family Winemakers of California at Fort Mason in San Francisco. As expected, we thoroughly enjoyed the offerings from Benovia Winery,  Dutton-Goldfield, Merry Edwards Wine, Pride … –> please click here to continue reading –>