Le Cuvier Winery

There is a fun little winery in Paso Robles that I recently visited that I wanted to share with you. It is called Le Cuvier – which translates to “The Vat”… referring to the casks that wine is aged in. There is a great quote on the winery website (lcwine.com) from …

Thanksgiving Wines 2015 Edition

Thanks for the wineries… Ah, yes… Thanksgiving… A time for giving thanks to family and friends… And what better way to give thanks than sharing a bottle of wine.  But what to buy? Every grocery store and wine emporium has their recommendations.  And I would say give them a try… …

Wine Facts [Part 7]

TERMINOLOGY ON LABELS The following terminology can sometimes be used in the US in labeling less expensive wines – Champagne, Port, Madeira, Chablis, and Chianti. Their terms actually refer to specific places in Europe and can technically only be used for wines from those areas. SEE ALSO: Understanding A Wine Label …

Wine For The Holidays

The holidays are upon us and that means a lot of parties and entertaining… and of course, wine. So what to pour if you’re hosting?  What to bring if you’re going?  What to buy if you’re gifting? Just like anything else, it always depends on your scale of effort… or, …

Giving Thanks… For Wine

Thanksgiving is a great holiday for family, food and wine.  We often find ourselves in a quandary about what wine to buy for this holiday (among other holidays).  There are many factors that influence this decision, not the least of them is budget.  You know you don’t want to buy …

High-End Wineries & Value-Priced Wine

There are a lot of great wine values to be had.  And I find it to be fun when you find a great fair-priced wine that is made by a “high-end” wine producer.  This entry will reveal some very tasty affordable wines that are owned by “high-end” wine companies – …

Wine Quotes

Wine attracts clever sayings and memorable quotes from various people, some more famous than others. Politicians, writers, poets, philosophers, artists or wine enthusiasts, they all use wine quotes to share the true meaning of wine. Here are some of my favorite wine quotes & wine sayings. FEATURED • “When life throws you …