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Our Yoakim Bridge Wine Shipment Is Here!

We got our wine shipment today from Yoakim Bridge Winery – the lovely small production winery in Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma. We received their Cuvee and Zinfandel. We are happy winos! Here’s an email notice for our shipment. We thought we’d share it because it’s full of charming information about Yoakim Bridge. Who doesn’t […]

2HollywoodWinos Awarded Scholarship to 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference

Thank you to the  WBC (Wine Bloggers Conference) Scholarship Committee for awarding Steve and me (aka 2 Hollywood Winos) a scholarship to attend the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference in British Columbia – specifically the Okanagan Valley wine country. Check out this article from Wine Spectator about the Okanagan Valley. We’re so excited to attend and so […]

Tablas Creek Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA

We have a love affair officially happening with Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, CA. We recently attended the San Luis Obispo Film Festival and decided to drive up into Paso Robles for the day. You can’t be that close to Paso (it’s about 30 mins north of San Luis Obispo) and not go. Our first […]

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 […]

Citizen Hearst, Hearst Castle, and Hearst Wine

Jane’s new documentary Citizen Hearst, directed by Leslie Iwerks, recently played at the Hearst Castle in William Randolph Hearst’s personal screening room. This event was made possible by the wonderful San Luis Obispo Film Festival and as we know the San Luis Obispo area has wonderful wine country too! The night was full of history, film, […]

Oscars 2013 and Wine Tasting Party

We have a tradition of watching the Oscars every year with a group of friends. This year, we decided to make food from some of the regions highlighted in the Best Pictures nominees. And since French influence was a factor in more than one film, we chose three french wines to pair with the meals. […]

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, […]

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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