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A Day in California Wine Country: Los Olivos

Los Olivos is a cute, historic town in the Santa Ynez Valley in California. Part of Santa Barbara County, Los Olivos is about 2 hours north of Los Angeles. It has a growing number of world-class vineyards and wineries and makes a great weekend getaway for Hollywood winos. We love knowing that wine country is […]

Beckmen Purisma Syrah 2010

The family run Beckmen Vineyard located in the Santa Ynez Valley, California has become known as one of the premier producers of Rhone varietal wines in North America. The Santa Ynez Valley is wine country about an hour north of Santa Barbara, known for Chardonnay, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Off the beaten path – amid […]

Seghesio – A Sonoma Winery & 2009 Chianti Station

Seghesio is a beautiful Sonoma winery with a rich history. They offer food and wine pairings so we decided to splurge and partake in a pairing with our close friends Brandon and Sarah Trenz. Here is the menu:   We loved all of the wines but we especially enjoyed the first one: 2009 Chianti Station, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marietta Angeli Cuvee 2007

We were introduced to the Marietta Angeli Cuvee quite by accident. A coworker offered it as a subtle bribe to Jane to make up for a chocolate misshap at the Paris airport. He claimed that both him and his wife really enjoy it as their go-to bottle. We decided to open it up tonight.   […]

Truett-Hurst Petite Sirah 2010

Truett-Hurst Winery is located in our favorite wine region: Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma. The winery was recommended to us by another winery so we decided to drop in. We are super happy we did. This place is so pretty. The tasting room is modern with couches to lounge on. Outside there’s a nice outdoor […]

Yoakim Bridge 2008 Petite Syrah

Jane and I just returned from a trip to Sonoma with two of our dearest friends, Brandon and Sarah Trenz. We have started a tradition of meeting in wine country in September and Yoakim Bridge Winery is one of many finds from our adventures in Sonoma. Each time we visit Sonoma, we make sure to […]

Cadre Pinot Noir “The Architects” 2008

From the bottle of Cadre Pinot Noir: CA DRE – [kah-drey] – noun: a small group that has banded together to further the cause of a larger movement. Cadre Vineyards pays tribute to the vision of the “The Architects” who helped pioneer the south Central Coast region with the planting of four remarkable Pinot Noir […]

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 […]

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