The Search for Popular 1980s Wine Is On! Honig Vineyard & Winery, Rutherford, Napa Valley Four Value Bottles from Wine.com Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ A Conversation with Stephan and Chloe Asseo of L’Aventure Winery, Paso Robles, CA A Conversation with J Wrigley A Day in Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail on Our Way to Pismo Beach, CA A Day in Walla Walla, WA Wine Country A Day of Bubbly Tasting in Napa/Sonoma and a Dinner at Hess Collection

The Search for Popular 1980s Wine Is On!

Jane is producing a new movie next month (a coming-of-age comedy titled Pitching Tents) and it’s set in the 1980s! So we’re having fun researching the most popular wine and wine products from that era. The first to come to mind is Riunite of course. Remember the phrase: Riunite on Ice, That’s Nice! Here’s a […]

Honig Vineyard & Winery, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Honig Vineyard & Winery is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley, known for Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. As most of us know, Napa Cabernets can be very expensive. They are world renown and while Honig has an amazing $90 2012 Single Vineyard Cabernet, we are glad they offer a $40 2012 Cabernet […]

Four Value Bottles from Wine.com

We were recently asked by Wine.com to try some of their value wine and let them know what we thought about them. We of course are happy to try any wine and we will give honest reviews. We had the reds at a Thanksgiving party with friends. And we are sipping the whites this evening […]

Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava

The United States has sparkling wine, France has champagne and Italy has prosecco. Spain has cava. Cava is a sparkling wine in Spain, primarily produced in the Penedès region of Catalonia – just west of Barcelona. It often consists of Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada grape varietials. In comparison, French champagne and U.S. sparkling wine often uses Chardonnay and […]

Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ

Steve and I have been dying to visit New Zealand wine country. We love the wine from New Zealand and we have seen beautiful photos from the region. A visit to New Zealand is definitely on our bucket list. As part of our education, we thought it would be fun to try Stoneleigh Winery’s Sauvignon […]

A Conversation with Stephan and Chloe Asseo of L’Aventure Winery, Paso Robles, CA

L’Aventure Winery produces some of our favorite wine in the Paso Robles wine region in California. We asked owner/winemaker Stephan Asseo and his daughter Chloe a few questions about their remarkable wine.     Tell us a short history of your winery including how it all began, the terroir and describe a signature bottling. Introduce […]

A Conversation with J Wrigley

We were recently introduced to J Wrigley wine from Willamette Valley, Oregon. We thought we would do a Q & A with the winemaker in order to understand their process. Sit back and enjoy: John & Jody Wrigley – owners, growers, winemakers J Wrigley Vineyards consists of an estate vineyard and tasting room located in […]

A Day in Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail on Our Way to Pismo Beach, CA

Steve and I decided to head out of town for his birthday (we won’t say how old he is because that wouldn’t be nice…) as well as conduct some research for my new novella (I am loving long fiction writing!) and we thought it would be fun to stop for an afternoon in Santa Barbara’s […]

A Day in Walla Walla, WA Wine Country

Last summer we went to Walla Walla, Washington for our 20th Wedding Anniversary and we had a such a lovely time. We realized that we had a ton of images from the trip that we wanted to still share. So here is a Day in Walla Walla! Jane looked around at a few different places to […]

A Day of Bubbly Tasting in Napa/Sonoma and a Dinner at Hess Collection

When we were up in Napa recently for the 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival – Jane had her film Citizen Hearst in the festival, we decided it would be fun to do a day of bubbly tastings at well known wineries (Mumm Napa, Domaine Chandon and Domaine Carneros) that specialize in sparkling wines. First, we […]

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