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Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon “1886” 2008

Steve and I had a crazy August of work and travel but now we’re back! My birthday was on September 11th and I was looking forward to trying a special bottle for it. I chose the Ehlers Estate flagship “1886” Cabernet Sauvignon. We bought the bottle last year when we went to Napa with our friends […]

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 […]

Stags’ Leap 2009 Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Not too long ago I celebrated (read-made it through) yet another birthday. I was happy to receive a gift card from a coworker so I ambled off to my neighborhood Bevmo to see what special birthday beverage could be found. An aside regarding Bevmo, while many consumers are drawn in to the stores by their […]

Vino Wine and Tapas Room in Encino, CA & 2010 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

On this beautiful Memorial Day, we would like to remember those who have fallen in service of our country. You will always be honored for your service. And thank you to those who have served and continue to serve today. We are so grateful. On Saturday of this Memorial Day weekend, we decided to check […]

Amity Vineyards 2009 Pinot Blanc

Recently a co worker and fellow wino took a quick trip to Willamette Oregon which of course had to include some wine tasting. She raved about an Amity Vineyards 2009 Pinot Blac that she found there so much that she gave us a bottle to taste. I have to admit that I have heard of […]

2010 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Cuvee Marie Ragonneau

Upon opening a recent shipment from one of our wine clubs – Wandering Dog Wine Bar, we were pleased to see a French wine included in the box. Since we are Southern California winos we tend to focus on California and other domestic wines. But, as you might imagine we were very glad to have the opportunity […]

La Cuadrilla Red Stolpman Vineyards 2011

  Our friends Brandon and Sarah Trenz visited us in Los Angeles recently and it gave us an excuse to visit the Santa Ynez Valley. This valley is very well known for Rhone varietals and Pinot Noir as well as some lovely white wines, including Chardonnay and some tasty Sauvignon Blancs and Riesling and more. […]

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 […]

Day Two in Santa Ynez California Wine Country

Jane and I decided to start off our second day in Santa Ynez wine country at our favorite spot in downtown Solvang – Wandering Dog Wine Bar. We are members of their wine club so we were happy to try a few new flights of wine and sample the charcuterie plate to start off our Sunday. […]

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 […]

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