Pinot Noir – The Utility Wine

Ocean View Pinot

We call Pinot Noir the utility wine because it is the perfect fit for a meal that has a variety of foods and courses. That's why so many wine and foodie folks recommend Pinot Noir for the Thanksgiving Dinner.  Pinot is lighter in style than … [Continue reading]

Bottle and Cork at La Nebbia Winery in Half Moon Bay $5.50 per bottle

California Burgundy

Bottle and Cork at La Nebbia Winery It's Bottle and Cork at La Nebbia winery in Half Moon Bay. Bottle and Cork at La Nebbia is held eight times during the year. The price of a regular-sized wine bottle to fill with wine is a measly $5.50. This … [Continue reading]

Bacchus Wine Shop opens in Millbrae

Bacchus wine shop

Bacchus Wine Shop Millbrae Remember my article about Pape Meats in Millbrae? In July of this year I reported that a wine shop was set to go into a space vacated by a grocery store where Pape Meats runs their butcher shop. The Bacchus Wine Shop in … [Continue reading]

Best Napa Valley Cabernet under $20 – Vintage 2012

Best Napa Valley Cabernet under $20  Vintage 2012

Wine folks, it is here. A list of the best Napa Valley Cabernets under $20. Believe it! I spent a couple of months seeking out Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines and found 12 wines. I found these at K&L Wines, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and … [Continue reading]

Renegade from Ancient Peaks is ridiculously good

Renegade wine

Ancient Peaks 2011 Renegade In last week's article on Good Cheap Vino, we talked about the Daou Cabernet Sauvignon we picked up at the Safeway 30% off sale. I thought that was a very good deal, and this week I tried the Ancient Peaks Renegade. It is … [Continue reading]

Top Bargain Wines 2014 and Safeway Wine Sale

Daou Cabernets

And so it begins, with the Wine Enthusiast the first to publish the top 100 wines of 2014. The latest issue contains the Top 100 Best Buys of 2014. It is also available for download free for anyone. I like that concept and congratulate Wine … [Continue reading]