California Archives - 2 Hollywood Winos

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 […]

A Day in Dry Creek Valley Wine Country, Sonoma, CA

As part of our twentieth wedding anniversary road trip, we spent a day in Dry Creek Valley Wine Country in Sonoma, California. We love the wines being produced in this area of Sonoma. They tend to be big, bold reds. You’ll find Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon among others. Zinfandel is the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Malibu Wines Tasting Room

Winemakers in Malibu, California, are making some great wines in Southern California. It’s not enough to have a beautiful Pacific coast; Malibu has wine-friendly terroir and climate too. So if you’re in Southern California, look to Malibu wines as a great option for local wine choices and even winery visits. Malibu boasts long days of […]

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.   […]

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