Value Wine Archives - 2 Hollywood Winos

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 […]

Today’s Bottle: Amity Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2010

It’s Tuesday and time for some chicken, mushroom and artichoke pasta that called for some white wine. So why not open a bottle we picked up in Willamette Valley, Oregon? It’s a good excuse to drink the leftover wine too!  The bottle is a pinot blanc and the vineyard is Amity. We drove quite a […]

Today’s Bottle: Tarantas Monastrell 2011

It’s Thursday and it’s time for a work out, a home made meal and some wine as we watch Thursday night television. Tonight it’s Grey’s Anatomy and Parenthood. We must watch Parenthood because Jane is Sam Jaeger’s producing partner – he plays Joel on Parenthood – and he and Jane made Take Me Home together […]

Today’s Bottle: Abadia de la Oliva Garnacha 2012

We’re starting a new feature of micro-blogging about the wines we open during the week. We’re calling it Today’s Bottle! They will be short entries but hopefully you will get some useful information about our daily drinkers. Today is Sunday and we are winding down the weekend with a bottle of  Spanish wine that we […]

What to Drink?: Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon versus J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon

We thought it would be fun to compare really popular brands of Cabernet Sauvignon sold at most local stores. We went to Smart & Final (we specifically chose a big box store since so many people buy wine from them) and chose two of the more popular Cab Sauvs on the shelf: Rodney Strong and […]

Saarloos & Sons Wine and Cupcakes Revisited, Los Olivos, CA

On our way to the San Luis Obispo Film Festival to show one of Jane’s films recently we just had to take a break, stretch our legs and enjoy some sweets and vino. We picked up a quick lunch, then stopped at Saarloos & Sons Vinyard tasting room in Los Olivos, California. The last time […]

Wine Tasting Tips

So we all enjoy a great bottle of wine, so why not invite a few friends over and sample some great vino together? When tasting wine there are a number of basics that you need to know to get you started in the right direction. It really doesn’t matter if you’re blind tasting or not, […]

Guinness and Champagne: Two Great Tastes, Do They Taste Great Together?

So  in all honesty I feel the need to preface this entry with the stipulation that I am a purist when it comes to most things. I have a modern design sensibility that usually prefers to celebrate simple uncomplicated things and bask in their functional honesty. For instance, years ago when it seemed the city […]

Is Beaujolais Nouveau “the” Thanksgiving Wine?

                      After years of hearing about Beaujolais Nouveau and its connection to Thanksgiving, we decided this year that we needed to try it. Many times we’ve enjoyed a nice Beaujolais Villages at a local Chinese restaurant. So I felt pretty confident that the Gamay grape […]

Highflyer Centerline Red 2008

There’s a small tasting room in Yountville, Napa where Highflyer Centerline Red is poured. The first time we came to this tasting room, Brandon, Sarah, Steve and I were enjoying a stroll down the cute streets of Yountville when lo and behold, we came upon the inviting tasting room of Somerston Wine Co. They had […]

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