White Archives - 2 Hollywood Winos

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 […]

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 […]

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 Mercantile Wine Bar, Hollywood, CA

It’s Sunday and Steve and I are ready to relax in the 90 degree LA weather. We looked around and decided to try The Mercantile Wine Bar in Hollywood, CA. And boy were we glad we did. First they have a huge, free parking lot in the heart of Hollywood. That’s nearly impossible to find. […]

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