Karen MacNeil’s Wine Bible 2nd Edition is out

Karen McNeil updates the Wine Bible - great resource

Karen MacNeil's Wine Bible 2nd edition is out!  I purchased the original Wine Bible in 2002, and since then it has been one of my “go to” reference wine books. I often refer to the Wine Bible whenever I need clarification on a wine question or … [Continue reading]

Pazo Barrantes Albariño 2013

Pazo Barrantes Albarino

Pazo Barrantes Albariño 2013 - Weimax Wines  $18.99 At the top of my white wine drinking list is Albariño, mainly the Spanish Albariño wines. Here in California vintners are producing Albariño wines more and more. They are good but, for the most, … [Continue reading]

Mike on wine – October picks

Saint-Roch Chimeres

Veteran wine enthusiast and a member of the Vintage Tasters, Mike has two brilliant selections to add to our list of recommended wines for October and the Fall months. Did you read about Mike's blockbuster wine trade at Caymus? I was there to witness … [Continue reading]

Latest Safeway 30% off sale – Bargain Alert!

Safeway wine sale

I'm just back from my local Safeway (Burlingame) to see what wines they have in the latest Safeway 30% off sale. The sale started on October 14 and it ends on October 20. I'm sorry about the short notice, but it was my first chance to see the actual … [Continue reading]

More Fall wine picks

Wonderful Tempranillo

Some Fall wine picks As we swing into our beautiful Fall months, it is time to refill the wine cellar. More than likely a restock is in order. October means drinking more reds for cool evenings,  plus an occasional white wine for those remaining … [Continue reading]

Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel – Carol Shelton – Fantastico!

wild thing zin

Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel from Carol Shelton - $14.99 Costco, $17.99 Safeway Every now and then, a wine you are familiar with gives you a big surprise. I've reviewed the Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel before, and I have always enjoyed it very … [Continue reading]