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#4 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Fandango Blend Terravista Vineyards

The 2012 Fandango is a blend of Albarino and Verdejo. It’s the first blend of Albarino in Canada. Priced at $24.90. This is a new venture for the winery, started in 2009. It’s very refreshing, with notes of grapefruit and lime. Gives big mouth pucker. Albarino is a very high acid grape. The grape is […]

#3 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Chill (White Blend) Bench 775

Bench 775 2012 Chill is a blend of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, and Gerwurztraminer. It’s mostly Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, meant to sip on the patio on a hot summer day. Smooth sipping with lower acid and round. Retails at $15.90. Alcohol is 11 percent.

#2 Live Blogging #WBC13: Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc

Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc is a very aromatic wine. Quails’ Gate is the second largest producer of Chenin Blanc in the region. It’s located on the banks of an extinct volcano so it provides a distinct terroir. It pairs great with oysters and has a lot of minerality. Round palate and good acidity. 85 percent […]

Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Platinum “Block 3” Riesling

Drinking Cedar Creek Wine Riesling – it’s a new wine with low alcohol (about 8 percent). Didn’t worry about sugar levels when they were making it – they were worried more about flavor. Just bottled in February and released a week ago. $25/bottle. Great value for $25. Bracing acidity with sharp green apple. First time […]

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 […]

Wine Bloggers Conference 2013 Here We Come!

It’s time! Time to depart for our adventure at the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference. We fly out tomorrow morning. First, yes, there is such a thing as the Wine Bloggers Conference (our friends have asked) and we are so glad it exists. We get to meet others like us – people obsessed with wine. Go […]

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 […]

Amity Vineyards 2009 Pinot Blanc

Recently a co worker and fellow wino took a quick trip to Willamette Oregon which of course had to include some wine tasting. She raved about an Amity Vineyards 2009 Pinot Blac that she found there so much that she gave us a bottle to taste. I have to admit that I have heard of […]

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 […]

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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