Best Riesling wines for first time try

best rieslings

Best Riesling wines for a first time try This past Tuesday at our bimonthly wine tasting, the Vintage Wine Tasters blind tasted six Riesling wines all in the bargain category range. Vintage Wine Taster Joe F. was the host of this delightful and … [Continue reading]

Cameron Hughes Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2013

CH Arroyo Seco Chardonnay

We have two very tasty and delicious wines from Costco on our recommended list to start off the first week of March.  These should be available at most Costco stores in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. My local Costco had plenty of these two wines … [Continue reading]

Another fantastic Syrah from Santa Ynez Valley


Zaca Mesa Syrah 2010 Santa Ynez Valley K&L Wines $13.99, Costco $17.99 A few weeks ago we reviewed the Andrew Murray Tous les Jours 2013 from the Santa Ynez Valley in the Santa Barbara wine country. We loved that wine and now comes along … [Continue reading]

Monastrell Grape makes a delicous and spicy red wine


Juan Gil - 100% Monastrell Grape This is the Spanish grape better known throughout the world as Mourvèdre. Mourvèdre is one of the key grapes in the Rhone Valley of Southern France. In Spain, this grape is widely grown in the DO (Designation of … [Continue reading]

White Burgundies – splurge tasting

white burgundies

Our annual splurge tasting - White Burgundies This is our annual dinner event which we hold each year in January. The flu bug hit a few members of the Vintage Tasting Club so we postponed it until February. We hold a blind tasting bimonthly focusing … [Continue reading]

Provenance Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2013

Provenance Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Wow, I cannot remember a February with this many summer-like days. We need rain, but Mother Nature wants to give us warm days in February. The warm days make me yearn for crisp, clean white wine. Here are two white wines I tried last week and liked … [Continue reading]