It’s Crabtastic! The 2017 Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

Great news!  There’s still time to join in on the 2017 Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival, a countywide celebration between January 20 and 29.  You’ll find family-style crab and cioppino feeds, gourmet winemaker dinners, food and wine tasting opportunities, craft breweries, … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Outstanding Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (and more)

Cradled in the rolling hills of western Mendocino County, Anderson Valley is one of the smallest and coldest winegrowing regions in California.  It is also the source of excellent Pinot Noirs, crafted from grapes grown here by a talented group … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Mendocino County Crab Wine and Beer Festival: To Heck with Domoic Acid

The good news is there’s still time to join in on the 2016 Mendocino County Crab Wine and Beer Festival, a wonderful opportunity until January 31 to celebrate the County’s offerings. Mendocino County, a rural county of striking natural beauty and friendly small towns, … –> please click here to continue reading –>

One Varietal From One Appellation: Recommendations from the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Some Pinot Noir fans (like us) took advantage of a glorious opportunity a few weeks ago to enjoy some of the best wines made from this varietal at the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival. The Festival weekend offered activities ranging from … –> 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 –>

Fifty Shades of White: Favorites from the International Alsace Varietals Festival

It’s hard to find a wine festival focused on white wines, which is one of the things that makes the International Alsace Varietals Festival so enjoyable.   We were lucky enough to attend this year’s events and found many outstanding white wines … –> please click here to continue reading –>

“Honey, Let’s Go…”: 2015 Pinot Noir Events

Are you crazy about Pinot Noir?  Do you like to travel?   Well, we’ve got almost 20 suggestions below on where you can go to satisfy both of those cravings during 2015. You’re probably not surprised to find Pinot Noir-centric events in … –> please click here to continue reading –>