Taste of Wine

It’s on with the Harvest in Napa Valley

It’s on with the Harvest in Napa Valley

August is barely here and already harvest whistles are blowing for one of the major varietals of wines in Napa Valley — the sparkling wines.

TIME TO SMELL THE ROSÉS

TIME TO SMELL THE ROSÉS

There is no more elegant bottle of wine than a well-crafted Rosé.  This hybrid wine that radiates pleasure, coolness and seduction always captivates me.

Miles of aisles on the Superhighway of Wine

Miles of aisles on the Superhighway of Wine

I may need a few household things, but when I am finished at the COSTCO in Carlsbad, I have my few things PLUS nearly a case of a variety of wines to fill the cart.

On the road again to find the ‘Great Eight’

On the road again to find the ‘Great Eight’

The road map to find my “Great Eight” wines for the first three months of the year took me to many road shows, wine bars, resorts and restaurants.

Discovering  wines on the boot

Discovering wines on the boot

The results are in on the 2013 Italian harvest and for those that enjoy a good Barolo, Chianti Classico, Primativo or Nero D’ Avola and hundreds of other Italian varietals, the news is good.

Sirocco – a touch of Italy in the California Desert

Sirocco – a touch of Italy in the California Desert

I do my diligence with attention and care when it comes to considering a restaurant and its dinner and wine list.  Does it live up to its story by delivering the goods, like listing all the ingredients for each menu item and describing the wine in detail with vintage, district and taste?

In the Company of Miljenko Grgich

In the Company of Miljenko Grgich

It is a well-known occasion among knowledgeable wine consumers that the beginning of the California wine revolution began with an extraordinary blind wine tasting of French and California wines in Paris in 1976, known as the Paris Tasting.

Top wine destinations named

Top wine destinations named

A leading wine publication, Wine Enthusiast, has revealed its Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations for this year, and many are real eye-openers.

Charcuterie, mustard and a Dierberg surprise at AVANT

Charcuterie, mustard and a Dierberg surprise at AVANT

After 44 years as a slightly stuffy, French-style restaurant nestled in the Rancho Bernardo Inn, and a passing chef “celeb” who moved on to the “Big Apple,” the new AVANT has picked it up and quickly competed to become one of the top dining rooms in north San Diego County.

Taste of Wine: Olympic-size awards in San Francisco wine competition

Taste of Wine: Olympic-size awards in San Francisco wine competition

The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, biggest of its kind, saw some 6,000 entries from more than 1,500 wineries from all over America gather for the massive task of choosing the best of the best in blind tasting with 65 judges participating.

jocuri zi de zi