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Costco’s Kirkland Offers Up Two Affordable and Delicious French Wines

Two of Costco’s Kirkland wines getting high ratings? Wine Spectator gave two of its French wines scores of 89 and 91, respectively. This was something we had to investigate seeing that we’re always on the look out for good, affordable wines. So today we went to Costco to return an item and decided to go […]

NoCo North Coast Chardonnay 2010

It’s hot again in LA! After a bike ride in the oppressive summer heat, it was time for a cool break and some Chardonnay from the Northern Coast of California. The grapes are from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Marin and Solano Counties. They were hand harvested from sustainable vineyards. Fermentation took place in 100% stainless […]

The Rare 100% Graciano Ijalba from Rioja 2009

We recently had an awesome family reunion in Zion in Utah. Our lives were put at risk left and right by the great outdoors and we loved every minute. And every evening, we would pull a new wine from the case we brought from California or the case Jane’s sister and husband brought from Washington. […]

vbw (Venice Beach Wine), Venice, CA

After a quick trip to the J. Paul Getty Museum to view the Herb Ritts photography exhibit, Jane and I decided to revisit a wine bar that I found last year in Santa Monica, CA. Unfortunately, when we arrived we discovered that it had gone out of business-Damn! But thankfully a quick Yelp search located another wine bar only a few […]

Artisan Cheese Gallery, Studio City, CA

We discovered this quaint little place, called the Artisan Cheese Gallery, since it’s just down the street from our favorite bank. As you can imagine they specialize in a blinding selection of not-so-run-of-the-mill cheeses. Jane and I often stop by on the weekends and share a salad and sandwich. If you can believe it the salad […]

Lompoc Wine Ghetto in Lompoc, CA

Some friends told us about the wine ghetto in Lompoc, CA so we decided to stop by on our way to an overnight in Santa Maria, CA wine country. It’s unusual in that it’s not your traditional winery, with rolling hills and beautiful rows of grape vines. Instead it’s a row of low slung warehouses […]

2010 Proprietary Red, KitFox Vineyards

We received this red wine as a gift. It’s another daily bottle blend that we feel is tasty and enjoyable. We wouldn’t pull it out on a special occasion but for every day it’s lovely. There is interesting history to the vineyard’s name. The vineyard shares a home with the endangered Kit Fox hence the […]

City Sip Wine Bar in Los Angeles, CA

We happened upon City Sip during a search for LA wine bars about a year ago. We ventured in and Helen served us a bunch of incredible wine and cheese along with great conversation and we vowed to be back. And we did go back. We went back on Jane’s birthday and then bought a […]

Value Wine: 2008 Trader Joe’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Recently, Jane and I found ourselves walking through the aisles of a local Trader Joe’s Market on our way to a dinner party. It started us thinking that perhaps we should explore some more affordable bottles for everyday wine consumption. We had a vague memory of a TJ’s bottle we bought years ago that was […]

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