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Tasting Room

Rhine and Mosel Visit Artisan

Saturday, March 1, we seized the opportunity to visit Artisan Wine Depot’s new store in Los Gatos.  The event was a tasting of German wines from the southwestern Rhine and Mosel regions.  We arrived with great anticipation.  We were not […]

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Ken Knox pours for an Artisan customer

Seventeen Pinot Noirs at Artisan

January 11, 2014 was a memorable day.  Ken Knox of The Henry Wine Group was pouring seventeen pinot noirs at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View. While chatting with him, we discovered that Pence Ranch had just signed up with […]

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Garagiste Festival

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival Part III: A Second Circuit

During the Saturday Grand Tasting at Windfall Farms, we made two circuits of the wineries.  The first iteration was for pinot noir.  The second was for GSM and other wines.  Thus we have the Paso Robles Garagiste Festival part III: […]

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Carol enjoying a barrel sample of Zin

Two Oldies From Carol Shelton

Quite a few years back we visited Carol Shelton’s tasting room.  Carol is justifiably famous for her zinfandels.  We tried a number of her offerings and settled on two bottles each from her 2005 vintage: the “Wild Thing” Old Vine […]

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The Grand Tasting Venue

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival Part II: Saturday With Pinot Noir

[Updated January 19, 2014 with improved description of the role of the Cal Poly wine program.] The Saturday Grand Tasting was held at Windfall Farms, a venue that appeared to be at least a quasi-working farm.  The specific location was […]

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Everyday Pinot Noir

Luli Pinot Noir

Luli Wines Are Welcome Additions

After a tasting at Artisan Wine Depot, we were

Pali's Joanie Hudson and Tony

Pali Wines Returns to Artisan Wine Depot

We thoroughly enjoyed tasting Pali's wines in June, so

The Two 2012s

Early Look at the 2012s

Friday we visited our friends at the Artisan Wine

Joanie Hudson pouring tastes

Pali Wines at Artisan Wine Depot

Our favorite local wine shop, Artisan Wine Depot, hosted

Elk Cove 2009 pinot noir

An Elk Cove Bargain for Bay Area Pinotphiles

There's an Elk Cove bargain for bay area pinotphiles

Donatiello-Winerry-Logo

Donatiello Offering Pinot Noir Deal at TJs

Chris Donatiello is offering a terrific pinot noir deal

VinTJs Pinot Noir

VINTJS Pinot Noir – Good Quality, Incredible Prices

(August 20, 2011) Here's a new tasty private label

Gruet 2008 pinot noir label

Gruet 2008 Pinot Noir from New Mexico

The Gruet 2008 pinot noir from New Mexico is

Wine Events

Tasting Room

Rhine and Mosel Visit Artisan

Saturday, March 1, we seized the opportunity to visit

Ken Knox pours for an Artisan customer

Seventeen Pinot Noirs at Artisan

January 11, 2014 was a memorable day.  Ken Knox

Garagiste Festival

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival Part III: A Second Circuit

During the Saturday Grand Tasting at Windfall Farms, we

The Grand Tasting Venue

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival Part II: Saturday With Pinot Noir

[Updated January 19, 2014 with improved description of the

Garagiste Festival Friday

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival Part I

Garagiste (n): "a group of innovative winemakers in the

The Champagne Selection

Artisan Goes French

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to

Our Two Favorites

A Tour of the Southern Hemisphere

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to

The Band

Lynmar Estate Madmen Ball

  [Update August 23: Lynmar has posted a photo gallery

Forks and Corks Venue

Forks and Corks Paso Robles

[Updated July 14 with the correct description of The

Blair Pence and Kevin Fitzpatrick of Pence Ranch Winery: Best Newcomer

Better Late Than Never – Pasadena Pinotfest 2013

The Pasadena Pinotfest has become a regular February event

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