Crémants for the Holidays

Crémants for the Holidays Crémants we like for the Holidays What exactly is a Crémant? Crémants are French sparkling wines made in the traditional "methode champenoise," a second fermentation with the bottle capped, trapping the bubbles (carbon … [Continue reading]

Is There Good Pinot Noir for under $25?

Can you find a good Pinot Noir for under $25? Pinot Noir is a fussy grape, requiring lots of tender, loving care. Good Pinot Noir wine is in high demand; it has been on a roll since 2004. That's the year the cult wine movie "Sideways" vaulted … [Continue reading]

Three Wines to Buy at Costco Now

We have three wines to buy at Costco now. These three wines are under $15, but drink like much more expensive wines. If you shop at Costco, look for these wines. 2017 Andrew Murray Vineyards Syrah Tous Les Jours A steal at $13.49 at Costco in … [Continue reading]

Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico and Margherita Pizza - What a match! Our Chianti Classico recommendations Our recent tasting of Chianti Classico wine yielded a result much different from our previous tastings during this Pandemic period. The Vintage Wine … [Continue reading]

Navarro Vineyards Mendocino Chardonnay

2017 Navarro Mendocino Chardonnay $16.50 a bottle 2017 Navarro Mendocino Chardonnay for $16.50 I just received my shipment of the 2017 Navarro Vineyards Mendocino Chardonnay. Now, until the end of this month, Navarro has a sale going on this … [Continue reading]

Columbia Valley Wines to Try Now

Wines from the Columbia Valley The Columbia Valley is a vast AVA which sits to the east of the Cascades. It is so big that only two of Washington's AVAs are not a sub-AVA of Columbia Valley. Some of the Columbia Valley's famous sub-AVAs are Red … [Continue reading]