Time to End the Big Wine Bottles

A little here, a little there, in helping out the planet: It is time to end the use of heavy wine bottles. Wineries can stop using heavy wine bottles, and we can stop buying heavy wine bottles. Big or heavy wine bottles are out! The middle bottle should be the standard size for a bottle of … [Continue reading]

Riviera Wine Company – Big Three

We recently reviewed the Riviera Wine Company’s 2021 Mélange Blanc, a lovely and complex Rhone Style white wine. While shopping at the Redwood City Costco, we discovered the Riviera Chardonnay and the Riviera Pinot Noir. I assume Riviera owner and winemaker Doug Margerum struck a healthy deal with … [Continue reading]

A $35 Wine for $13.99

2018 Berryessa Gap Durif 100% Durif from Berryessa Gap winery in Yolo County Durif, the Wine Grape You've Already Tried Durif is a varietal that you probably have drunk many times. Durif is Petite Sirah. The Durif grape was created in the … [Continue reading]

Washington State Red Wines to Try Now

A Merlot and Syrah from Washington State Beautiful Red Wines from Washington Hello to all our loyal readers! We found some stunning red wines from the State of Washington that you must add to your wine cellar. They are affordable and delicious. … [Continue reading]

Two Wines We Like at Costco Now

Are you looking for a bottle of delicious white wine and red wine? Do you shop at Costco? We recommend these two reasonably-priced wines. Not only are they delicious, but they are off-the-radar styles of wine. Open your wine horizons and “Drink … [Continue reading]

Our Top Wines of 2022

Before I list our Top Ten Wines of 2022, I am alerting you that I will no longer be sending out emails announcing new blog posts or articles on wines. I'm finding the monthly cost for email services prohibitive, so this will be the last email sent … [Continue reading]