Wine of the Week: Riesling

eo9znteuh_y-thomas-martinsenI usually prefer reds, but this riesling makes me want to turn down any red for a bottle of a crsip, fresh white. A lot of the wines I’ve shared with you all are from France. I promise I didn’t do that on purpose, but it just happened to be that my favorites from my weekly evalutions (“experiments”) have been from France. This riesling is no exception. Continue reading

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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

Grape Varietals Pt. 3

varietals3(Continued..) In the world of winemaking, there are only a few vines that grow the right grape to make wine. About 90% of wines are made from a vine called vitis vinifera. However, within vitis vinifera, there are thousands of varieties of grapes. I’ll introduce you to the major varietals: 20 to be exact. Continue reading

Grape Varietals Pt. 2

A photo by Maja Petric. unsplash.com/photos/vGQ49l9I4EE(Continued..) In the world of winemaking, there are only a few vines that grow the right grape to make wine. About 90% of wines are made from a vine called vitis vinifera. However, within vitis vinifera, there are thousands of varieties of grapes. I’ll introduce you to the major varietals: 20 to be exact. Continue reading