How safe is your wine?


The Napa earthquake got us thinking again about the "Big One."  The USGS says there is a 90% chance of an earthquake in Northern California of at least 7.5 magnitude within the next 30 years. How safe is your wine from the "Big One?" How is your … [Continue reading]

Two Trader Joe’s wine specials

Tj syrah

Wine Picks of the Week Last week I received my Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer, which touted two wines with the TJ label. I found both of these Trader Joe's wine specials at the Millbrae store, so I purchased both and tried them last week. I found them … [Continue reading]

More on – Interview with COO Benoit Vialle

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on Wine Values & Bargains about and its possibilities as an online wine shop for finding good wine deals.  If you missed that article you should go back and read it so you know how … [Continue reading]

Pascual Toso Malbec 2013

Pascual Toso 2013 Malbec

Pascual Toso Malbec 2013 - $8.59 Costco I have been reviewing the Pascual Toso Malbec since the 2006 vintage and I always look forward to spotting the latest vintage on the wine shelves. Last week at Costco I found the Pascual Toso Malbec 2013 for … [Continue reading]

Why you should go to Family Winemakers at San Mateo Event Center

This is the old mainstay venue of the Family Winemakers, Fort Mason Pavilion. This year it will be at the San Mateo Event Center

  I really enjoy going to the Family Winemakers event, and in years past it has been in San Francisco at Fort Mason. Fort Mason parking is tough and traffic on a Sunday is a nightmare. This year the Family Winemakers event is right in my own … [Continue reading]

German Riesling at Weixmax

German Riesling

We have two wines that we really enjoyed this past week and can highly recommend. I also spotted a couple of favorites at great prices at the Burlingame Safeway. In case you missed our tasting and review of, be sure to read and … [Continue reading]