Jane Archives - 2 Hollywood Winos

Beckmen Purisma Syrah 2010

The family run Beckmen Vineyard located in the Santa Ynez Valley, California has become known as one of the premier producers of Rhone varietal wines in North America. The Santa Ynez Valley is wine country about an hour north of Santa Barbara, known for Chardonnay, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Off the beaten path – amid […]

Seghesio – A Sonoma Winery & 2009 Chianti Station

Seghesio is a beautiful Sonoma winery with a rich history. They offer food and wine pairings so we decided to splurge and partake in a pairing with our close friends Brandon and Sarah Trenz. Here is the menu:   We loved all of the wines but we especially enjoyed the first one: 2009 Chianti Station, […]

Is Beaujolais Nouveau “the” Thanksgiving Wine?

                      After years of hearing about Beaujolais Nouveau and its connection to Thanksgiving, we decided this year that we needed to try it. Many times we’ve enjoyed a nice Beaujolais Villages at a local Chinese restaurant. So I felt pretty confident that the Gamay grape […]

Highflyer Centerline Red 2008

There’s a small tasting room in Yountville, Napa where Highflyer Centerline Red is poured. The first time we came to this tasting room, Brandon, Sarah, Steve and I were enjoying a stroll down the cute streets of Yountville when lo and behold, we came upon the inviting tasting room of Somerston Wine Co. They had […]

Truett-Hurst Petite Sirah 2010

Truett-Hurst Winery is located in our favorite wine region: Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma. The winery was recommended to us by another winery so we decided to drop in. We are super happy we did. This place is so pretty. The tasting room is modern with couches to lounge on. Outside there’s a nice outdoor […]

Costco’s Kirkland Offers Up Two Affordable and Delicious French Wines

Two of Costco’s Kirkland wines getting high ratings? Wine Spectator gave two of its French wines scores of 89 and 91, respectively. This was something we had to investigate seeing that we’re always on the look out for good, affordable wines. So today we went to Costco to return an item and decided to go […]

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 Rare 100% Graciano Ijalba from Rioja 2009

We recently had an awesome family reunion in Zion in Utah. Our lives were put at risk left and right by the great outdoors and we loved every minute. And every evening, we would pull a new wine from the case we brought from California or the case Jane’s sister and husband brought from Washington. […]

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais, Moulin-A-Vent, Domaine des Rosiers 2009

So its summer, and man is it hot outside. Since it’s tough to drink a big Syrah or Cabernet in the midst of a hot summer day, I decided to try a new bottle of  Beaujolais – the 2009 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais, Moulin-A-Vent, Domaine des Rosiers to be exact. Since it’s made from the light-bodied Gamay […]

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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