Square Wine Bottles

Through the many years of winemaking, we’ve seen lots of various specialty wine bottles. From time to time, winemakers will purposely choose a new bottle shape to stand out from the crowd and get a better chance of being recognized and remembered by the consumer market. It’s a risky marketing …

Sauvignon Blanc

It’s SUMMERTIME!  And I have advocated making a great Sangria for a refreshing wine beverage to cool things off. Another way is to drink SAUVIGNON BLANC.  In my opinion, this is a misunderstood varietal that has often gotten the short end of the wine glass by wine snobs and Chardonnay …

Celebrity Wine [Part 5]

In this new celebrity wine article, we’re doing it Hollywood style. Some of the most renowned actors and directors have decided to flee the city of angels temporarily to devote themselves to the art of winemaking. Today, we feature James Cameron, Richard Gere, Kyle MacLachlan, and movie director / cinematographer Michael Seresin. 17 – …

Wine With An Animal In The Name

If you’re a wine drinker (and shopper), you have noticed a very high usage of our faunal friends on wine labels. Do you care to guess which animal name is the most widely used in naming wines? I did a little research, and I came up with some impressive lists – …

Locations Wine Tasting

By Steve Jacobson & Laurent Jouvin – Dave Phinney is one of the finest winemakers of our time.  He made his name when he made the great Zinfandel-Cabernet Sauvignon blend, THE PRISONER.  He followed it up with a great Zinfandel, SALDO. His Syrah, D66, is a superb wine… among many …

Dierberg Winemaker’s Dinner

I have been drinking Dierberg and Star Lane wine for more than four years.  And I love many of the wines they produce.  Before I get into the actual winemaker dinner that I had the pleasure of going to, I want to tell you how I came to learn about …

Halloween Wine

Nobody needs a holiday to enjoy a glass of wine, but they do offer a good excuse to do so. Since we started this blog, Steve and I have written about various holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and even Valentine’s day! Wine tends to gather people around for …