#9 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Intrigue Wines 12 White Blend

This white blend is Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gerwurztraminer, and Muscat Canelli. They planted 5 years ago and wanted to stick with whites, mostly Riesling. Very refreshing wine fermented in stainless steel. Highly recommend and it’s price friendly: $14.90. Alcohol: 12.8%. Roundness from the Gerwurz. Finish is slightly sweet.

#7 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Upper Bench Riesling

A young Riesling from Upper Bench with .98% sugar with citrusy notes and pleasingly aromatic. Off dry and medium acid. It’s not a sipping wine. But it’s bright and lively. Price is $22. Long, cool stainless steel fermentation. Alcohol: 12.7%. Bottled in April 2013. Check out their Curds and Corks wine club. If you lay […]

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 […]


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