Regale Winery, Santa Cruz Mountains

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0200.It was a real treat to visit Regale Winery up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I’m lucky because I live in an area where wineries are literally just a short drive away. Regale, in particular, was about a 30 minute drive from me. My first impression of the place was how beautiful the location was.  Continue reading


Wine of the Week: Pinot Noir

pinot-noirI’m going to try this new thing where I introduce a “wine of the week”. Bear in mind, I’m not a sommelier or a person who studies viticulture and enology. However, I’ll share what I can. I’m still learning too, remember? The wine we look at for this week is a Pinot Noir from my home state, California.  Continue reading


Cheers to Good CompanySimilar to “thank you”, there are many ways of saying “cheers”. This past summer, I had to opportunity to visit multiple countries throughout Europe and one thing I learned was how to say “cheers” in different languages. The people I met were so interesting and although we were all very different in many ways, one thing remained the same: alcohol brought us together. Continue reading

5 S’s in Wine

Wine TastingHave you ever wondered why you see people swirling and smelling their glass of wine? There’s a reason for that. There are 5 S’s in wine. And no, I’m not talking about the way it’s spelled. When evaluating wine, there are 5 things you should keep in mind. Each step is crucial to evaluating your wine. The 5 steps are sight, swirl, smell, sip, and savor. Let’s break down each area, shall we? Continue reading

The Intimidating Face of Wine

photo-1422748733255-ee572fddeab0First off, let’s acknowledge that wine can sometimes be intimidating. It’s interesting how one thing can have a variety of meanings for people. Take wine for example. For some, it’s simply just an alcoholic drink to be shared with friends. Others see it as a specialized product to be collected. And then there are those who see it as a beverage to be enjoyed with certain meals. Continue reading