Category Archives: White Wine

July Tasting: The Representatives from Washington St.

We decided in the beginning of the month to celebrate a month of America (because of the 4th) with some wines from Washington.  At first pass, it was kinda tough to source WA wine by ourselves, so we reached out … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Bordeaux Blend, Merlot, Riesling, Syrah, USA

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

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

May Tasting Results: The Search for Mom Approved Whites

In honor of Mother’s Day, we set out on an ambitious quest to find some good white wines — “Mom approved” white wines, if you will. Ambitious you say? What’s so ambitious about finding a lick-lipping, decently-priced white wine? Aren’t … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, White Wine

Carhartt Winery: Backyard Watering Hole

Carhartt Winery is located in downtown Los Olivos, right on the corner as you turn in from Route 154.  It’s almost hidden under a handful of large shady trees along the sidewalk.  It’s an unassuming building (on the road to … Continue reading

Merlot, Rhone, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, USA

Curtis Winery: The Bachelor & Chocolate Truffles

It’s good to be a Firestone. On one hand, you own Curtis Winery, producing Rhone style wines since 1995. On the other hand, you got to appear on The Bachelor (Season 3 for those who are counting), propose to a … Continue reading

Grenache, Mourvèdre, Rhone, Roussanne, Santa Barbara, Syrah, USA, Viogner

Foxen Winery: Tasting Bordeaux, Contemplating Tattoos

Foxen Winery has been around since 1985 and produces a number of different wines from their own vineyards as well as purchased grapes.  The one vineyard they own is the only dry farmed vineyard in the region, meaning the grapes … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, USA

A Toast for Moms: Discovering New White Wines

May means Mother’s Day (and Chris’ mom’s birthday) so we’re celebrating the month with a Mother Knows Best white wine tasting – delicious, crisp, refreshing, maybe even sweet white wines. We didn’t limit ourselves to a specific region like we … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, White Wine

Joseph Phelps: Sheeeep!!!

Driving into Joseph Phelps makes you feel like you’re entering some exotic New Zealand winery. (At least this is what I imagine a NZ winery to be like.) You’ve got the rolling green hills, the windy road through the vineyards … Continue reading

Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc

Martinelli Winery: Where Wine Flows like Cider

Every year, Sonoma hosts a big barrel tasting event for a weekend or two in March. You can taste wine right out of the barrel and potentially buy wine futures. Sounds interesting. Also sounds like something that draws a lot … Continue reading

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Valley, Zinfandel