The Wines of Cornas

Cornas wines

Cornas is a French Wine Appellation in Northern Rhone Have you heard of Cornas wines? Cornas is a village and an Appellation in the Northern Rhone region of France. It is here where wines of 100% Syrah grapes are made. The Syrah grapes bask in the sun on the northwest slopes of Cornas hillsides, … [Continue reading]

L’Ecole Chenin Blanc Old Vines

Beautiful Chenin Blanc by L'Ecole - Columbia Valley, Washington Splendid L'Ecole Chenin Blanc Old Vines - Columbia Valley There is a lot to like about the 2017 L'Ecole Chenin Blanc Old Vines. The Wine Enthusiast rates it 91 Points, a Best Buy, and number 29 on its list of Top 100 Best Buy … [Continue reading]

Grocery Outlet Wine Picks

Grocery Outlet Wine Picks Grocery Outlet stores are many in the San Francisco Greater Bay Area and elsewhere.Each store is individually owned. Some have fantastic wine departments staffed by someone who cares about wine. Others have a a mediocre … [Continue reading]

Pinot Blanc, Anyone?

Elk Cove Pinot Blanc

Our previous article was on Amarone, a relatively unfamiliar wine in this region of the world. The same can be said for Pinot Blanc. It is not one of your household wine varieties. Yet, it is one delicious white wine and very food friendly. Have you … [Continue reading]

Do you know Italy’s Amarone?

Have you tried the 2014 Pasqua Pasqua Amarone Della Valpolicella

The Pasqua Amorone at Trader Joe's 2014 Pasqua Amarone Della Valpolicella It's the start of the new year, a time to set goals. How about broadening your wine horizons in 2019? Taste wines different from the usual Cabs, Chards, Zins, etc. … [Continue reading]

Trader Joe’s Pinot Noir or Costco’s Pinot Noir?

Trader Joe's Pinot Noir and Costco's Pinot Noir

Which one is better? Which is better, Trader Joe's Pinot Noir or Costco's Pinot Noir? We blind tasted side-by-side a Trader Joe's Pinot Noir and Costco's Pinot Noir. Both Trader Joe's and Costco have private-label wines. Trader Joe's has … [Continue reading]