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Reverie Barbera 2010 & a BV Muscat de Beaulieu for Dessert

It’s Friday night and it’s been an exhilarating and exhausting week! Jane has been working long hours with Leslie Iwerks on two Oscar video tributes for the upcoming Governors Awards – one for Angela Lansbury and one for the famous costume designer Piero Tosi. And on Wednesday night, we shot more episodes for our new […]

Italian Sangiovese Anyone?

Jane and I are trying to explore more Italian wine these days so I headed off to our local store on Saturday afternoon for some recon work. I returned home with two Sangiovese bottles for us to sample. After a hard day of shooting for both of us – on separate projects no less. I […]

Today’s Bottle: Tarantas Monastrell 2011

It’s Thursday and it’s time for a work out, a home made meal and some wine as we watch Thursday night television. Tonight it’s Grey’s Anatomy and Parenthood. We must watch Parenthood because Jane is Sam Jaeger’s producing partner – he plays Joel on Parenthood – and he and Jane made Take Me Home together […]

Today’s Bottle: Abadia de la Oliva Garnacha 2012

We’re starting a new feature of micro-blogging about the wines we open during the week. We’re calling it Today’s Bottle! They will be short entries but hopefully you will get some useful information about our daily drinkers. Today is Sunday and we are winding down the weekend with a bottle of  Spanish wine that we […]

Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon “1886” 2008

Steve and I had a crazy August of work and travel but now we’re back! My birthday was on September 11th and I was looking forward to trying a special bottle for it. I chose the Ehlers Estate flagship “1886” Cabernet Sauvignon. We bought the bottle last year when we went to Napa with our friends […]

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 […]

Our Wine Country Road Trip to Willamette Valley in Oregon and Walla Walla in Washington

For years leading up to our 20th Wedding Anniversary, Steve and I thought about where we’d like to travel to celebrate such a hallmark of our time together. Since falling in love with wine country, we thought it would be nice to visit a wine region and enjoy the relaxation it has to offer. We […]

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 […]

2010 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Cuvee Marie Ragonneau

Upon opening a recent shipment from one of our wine clubs – Wandering Dog Wine Bar, we were pleased to see a French wine included in the box. Since we are Southern California winos we tend to focus on California and other domestic wines. But, as you might imagine we were very glad to have the opportunity […]

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