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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 […]

vbw (Venice Beach Wine), Venice, CA

After a quick trip to the J. Paul Getty Museum to view the Herb Ritts photography exhibit, Jane and I decided to revisit a wine bar that I found last year in Santa Monica, CA. Unfortunately, when we arrived we discovered that it had gone out of business-Damn! But thankfully a quick Yelp search located another wine bar only a few […]

Artisan Cheese Gallery, Studio City, CA

We discovered this quaint little place, called the Artisan Cheese Gallery, since it’s just down the street from our favorite bank. As you can imagine they specialize in a blinding selection of not-so-run-of-the-mill cheeses. Jane and I often stop by on the weekends and share a salad and sandwich. If you can believe it the salad […]

Lompoc Wine Ghetto in Lompoc, CA

Some friends told us about the wine ghetto in Lompoc, CA so we decided to stop by on our way to an overnight in Santa Maria, CA wine country. It’s unusual in that it’s not your traditional winery, with rolling hills and beautiful rows of grape vines. Instead it’s a row of low slung warehouses […]

2008 Zaca Mesa Syrah – Santa Ynez Valley

It’s a beautiful Spring evening and we’ve decided to open a Syrah from Zaca Mesa, which is located in the Santa Ynez Valley in California. This valley holds a lot of great memories for us. This valley was our first introduction to wine country. It’s only an hour and a half from Los Angeles so […]

2010 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas

Tablas Creek is one of our favorite Paso Robles wineries. There is a West and East side of Paso Robles. Tablas Creek is on the West side with its winding roads that are perfect for long bike rides. The East side is nice but much flatter and less wooded. Steve found a more economical bottle […]

A Film Festival in Northern California Wine Country: The Napa Valley Film Festival

  The Napa Valley Film Festival had its inaugural year in 2011. Jane was one of the lucky filmmakers to have one of her movies – Take Me Home – in the festival. (You can watch the film’s trailer here.) The festival played movies in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Their venues ranged from […]

2009 Domaine Carneros Avant-Garde Pinot Noir

Arriving at Domaine Carneros in the Carneros AVA of Napa Valley, California, you feel as if you are touring the French Palace of Versailles. After climbing an innumerable set of stairs, you arrive at a bistro-style tasting room with pinkish-red walls and a beautiful fireplace. Of course, we were immediately drawn to the fireplace. What […]

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