Barbera vs Barbera

Amador County VS Barbera D'Asti California Barbera or Italian Barbera? A face-off between California Barbera and Italian Barbera. Which one will the Vintage Wine Tasters prefer? Over the last two weeks. the nine members of the Vintage Wine Tasters purchased one or more Barbera wines from … [Continue reading]

Recent Costco Wine Shopping

Recent Costco Wine Shopping The Pandemic has limited my wine shopping at my local Costco stores. A few weeks ago, I received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine. I read where, after 14 days, you have 80% protection. Still nervous, but wanting to get out of the house, I ventured to the San Bruno … [Continue reading]

Chenin Blancs to Savor

Forty years ago, there was a vast amount of California Chenin Blanc vineyards. Many wineries like Charles Krug made a ton of Chenin Blanc. In 1996, Charles Krug pulled the plug on Chenin Blanc. Now it is just in a handful of wineries and a small … [Continue reading]

Pizza Wine

Fig pizza and red vino Pizza Wine - What Matches Pizza is one of the best eats known to humanity. During this COVID Pandemic, pizza has been a hot item. It is easy to find pizza joints in your town where you can pick up a pizza or have it … [Continue reading]

Old Vine Zinfandel – Better than Young Vine Zinfandel?

We recently posted "It is Zinfandel Time" in which we recommended several Zinfandel wines under $20. Most of those wines have "Old Vine" Zinfandel on the label. Check the Zinfandel section in a wine shop and you'll see Old Vine on most of the Zin … [Continue reading]

It is Zinfandel Time

It is Zinfandel Time January is Zinfandel Time. The organization that goes by the name of ZAP (Zinfandel Advocate & Producers), for over the past 20 years has celebrated Zinfandel in January. COVID will prevent this celebration to happen with … [Continue reading]