Wente Vineyards Chardonnay

Wente Vineyards Chardonnay

I received three different samples of Wente Vineyards Chardonnay. This was in honor of world-wide Chardonnay Day on Thursday, May 21. I was not able to participate in the social media sphere of Chardonnay Day  because I was participating in  the Tenth Annual Bocce Tournament at the Francis Ford … [Continue reading]

Latest 30% off Safeway Sale

Safeway wine sale

It looks like this latest 30% Safeway sale will run through the middle of June. All wines are 30% off and you can add an additional 10% if you purchase six or more wines. Sometimes the 30% is not what it seems. In this photo we see that the Safeway lists the Morning Fog Chardonnay as $16.99. I … [Continue reading]

Best Australian Shiraz – blind tasting results

Shiraz best

Blind tasting results of best Australian Shiraz Our latest blind tasting event had the Vintage Wine Tasters judging six wonderful Australian Shiraz wines. Vintage Wine Taster Jim was the host and he spent several weeks narrowing down his selections … [Continue reading]

Black Slate 2012 – 92 Points

black slate 2012

Black Slate 2012 Each year I eagerly await the arrival of the Black Slate wine from Spain's Priorat wine region. The Black Slate is a special project of importer Eric Solomon wine selections. Each year he works to find the right combination of … [Continue reading]

Rock Wall Rock Hound Red $16 vs Altes Garnatxa Negra Terra Alta $10

2013 Altes Garnacha

Last week we made a visit to the Rock Wall Wine Company on Alameda Point, once the U.S. Naval Air Station. It is a great day trip for wine lovers. You can taste wine, feed on lunch goodies, and enjoy views of the San Francisco skyline. We tasted ten … [Continue reading]

Whole Foods Stores find happiness with Portuguese wines

whole foods portuguese wiine

Whole Foods stocks up on wines from Portugal If you are a Whole Foods grocery shopper, more than likely you also buy some of your wine at Whole Foods. Just recently Whole Foods stores have stocked their wine departments with a selection of … [Continue reading]