Wine News

The Search for Popular 1980s Wine Is On!

Jane is producing a new movie next month (a coming-of-age comedy titled Pitching Tents) and it’s set in the 1980s! So we’re having fun researching the most popular wine and wine products from that era. The first to come to mind is Riunite of course. Remember the phrase: Riunite on Ice, That’s Nice! Here’s a […]

Heading to Napa Valley Film Festival for Jane’s Film Citizen Hearst

Talk about a great way to blend our love of movies with our love of wine: Jane has produced another film – this time a documentary on the Hearst Corporation titled Citizen Hearst – and it will play the Napa Valley Film Festival this week. As we all know, Napa is incredible wine country. And […]

Methode Champenoise for Sparkling Wine at Karma Vineyards

  During our trip to Lake Chelan Wine Valley, we had a bubbly brunch at the beautiful winery grounds of Karma Vineyards. Sparkling wines were poured from Karma as well as other local wineries, including Hard Row to Hoe and Cairdeas Winery . The owner of Karma Julie Pittsinger walked us through the Karma vineyard and showed us […]

Day 1 WBC13: Rio Vista Wines Reception, Seaplane Ride & Dinner at Tsillan Cellars in Lake Chelan Wine Valley

Steve and I had a great time on the pre-excursion to Lake Chelan Wine Valley, organized by the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference. We have LOTS of photos to share. After a hot coach ride (AC was broken – enough said) from Seattle we were happy to exit the bus and taste the wines offered at […]

A 2HollywoodWino at Hong Kong Disneyland

Jane is on a film shoot at Hong Kong Disneyland. Live from Hong Kong: I had a lovely meal at the Crystal Lotus restaurant at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel last night. Here’s the view from my room:           And we decided to have a lovely wine from John Lasseter’s vineyard […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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, […]


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