Last-minute Shopping for Thanksgiving Wines and Holiday Parties

Most of us procrastinate and shop for the things we need for Thanksgiving and Holiday parties at the last minute. For that reason, I am offering suggestions for excellent wines at value prices for various food stores you are likely to be shopping at for your Thanksgiving feast and Holiday … [Continue reading]

Quick Take – Chablis

Kirkland Chablis

Kirkland Signature Chablis - $14.99 We purchased the 2015 Kirkland Signature Chablis at the Foster City Costco and opened it later that evening with a delicious shell-fish dish. The Kirkland Chablis is estate bottled from two Premier Cru  (highest quality designation) vineyards.  The soil is … [Continue reading]

2014 Black Slate Porrera is available

2014 Celler Cal Pla "Black Slate" Porrera Priorat

2014 Black Slate Porrera - K&L Wines $17.99 One of my favorite red wines is available at KL Wines and other wine retailers. Again, as in the past vintages, it is priced under $20 and easily drinks like a $40 bottle of red wine. The name Black … [Continue reading]

In Search of Wine in Paso Robles

Local wines at Paso Robles Albertsons Market

We headed down to Paso Robles wine country this past week to do some fun wine tasting, searching for exciting and delicious wine at bargain prices. Paso Robles has over 200 wineries divided up into eleven wine appellations. It used to be Zinfandel … [Continue reading]

Wine Country Fires

Two weeks ago we traveled to Mendocino and Sonoma wine country. The smell of autumn was in the air, and beautiful Fall colors had begun. Today, we have fire devastation in parts of Mendocino, much of Sonoma, and in the Napa Valley. It is remarkable … [Continue reading]

Blue Quail Wines – Terrific Organic Wines

Blue Quail wines

Blue Quail Wines - Terrific Organic Wines at excellent prices We are on a wine tasting mission today, stopping in the town of Hopland on Highway 101. Hopland is in Mendocino County, 35 minutes north of Healdsburg. We like several of the wineries in … [Continue reading]