Author Archives: Chris

Sons & Daughters Honoring Fathers

Since our Dads were either 150 miles away playing golf or 2,500 miles away watching baseball, we celebrated them with Father from Saarloos & Sons. We’ve mentioned Saarloos before on our favorites page.  Their wines have a strong family focus … Continue reading

Syrah, USA

June Tasting Results: Syrah at 6,000 ft.

We timed our June tasting with a trip to Tahoe with 4 friends and 2 new friends. Rather than let our open bottles sit on our lonely counter for a week as we slowly consumed them, we wanted to share … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Syrah

25 Grapes from SF Wine Trading Co & 1 from Vin Debut

A few wine friends sent some notes about a tasting at a wine shop in West Portal called The San Francisco Wine Trading Company.  Luis, our friend from VinosUnico, and the team at Blue Danube Wines were pouring 25 different … Continue reading

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Portugal, Red Wine, Slovenia, Spain, White Wine

June Tasting Selection: And the Winner Is…

After a barn-burning vote, and by barn-burning I mean me bugging people to give me their opinion, we have a selection for our June tasting.  Facebook was involved, as was email, and eventually a Virginia quarter spun on a table.  … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Syrah

Tweeting Gone Wild: Napa Winery Gets Spammy

We’re fans of Twitter, especially when it comes to learning about events (found coupon codes for Rhone Rangers and Pinot Days) and communicating with other fans/writers/wineries.  However, we are not fans of Twitter abuse.  Over the course of our short … Continue reading

Social Media, USA

Choose Our Blind Tasting for June!

We’re going to try something new this month that may become a regular occurrence with our blog.  Instead of thinking up a tasting, we’re going to come up with a few tasting ideas and then post them on our Facebook … Continue reading

Blind Tastings

Meet a Winemaker: Regis Chaigne

Before we get to the interview, I have a confession to make…I suffer from too-many-ideas-too-little-time-itis.  It’s plagued me for a while now and has resulted in a few purchased web domains, email conversation and pitch decks with friends that fall … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Meet a Winemaker, Sauvignon Blanc

#Wines4JapanSF – Great Cause, Bacon Wine, & Pirates?

We first would like to thank Jason at for the free tickets to the Wines4JapanSF tasting event last Friday.  The tasting was super close to our apartment with a collection of great wineries and wine stores with a cheese … Continue reading

Wine Events

Lot18 – First Time Experience

We jumped on the Groupon craze two years ago in Los Angeles.  Our first purchase was an indoor skydiving session at iFly by Universal Studios in Hollywood that I bought as part of a Linda birthday surprise.  Don’t worry.  The … Continue reading

Wine Shopping

Barrique Wine Bar: Like Tasting Wine in a Barrel

Last month, Linda and I stopped in for a drink at Barrique before an awesome dinner at Babbacco.  If you’re in SF, check Barbacco out.  The food was ridiculous, and it was the first time we ordered wine through an … Continue reading

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Wine Bar