Major Fires

California Fire Donation Resources

It was just over a year ago that fires swept through northern California wine country.  We posted a link to various resources.  Now the fires are back.  The two largest are the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey […]

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Bastide de la Ciselette

France Visits Artisan

Artisan Wine Depot was kind enough to invite us to their tasting of French wines imported by Martine Saunier. Several were impressive. None were flawed. Here’s what the

The Venue at Goldeneye Winery Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 2, 3, and 4: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: The third weekend

Chip Tate

The Best Single Malt Whisky in the World Is Made In Waco, Texas

The best single malt whisky in the world is made in Waco, Texas.  Specifically in a former welding shop under a bridge.  Today, CaliforniaWineFan departs from our exclusive

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

2011 Cuvee des Trois Cepages

RN Estate Vertical “Cuvee des Trois Cepages”

Sunday night we opened two of Roger Nicolas's blends, the "Cuvee des Trois Cepages" 2010 and 2011 vintages.  The two could not be more different, each excellent in

Luli Pinot Noir

Luli Wines Are Welcome Additions

After a tasting at Artisan Wine Depot, we were shopping the pinot noir aisle.  On a whim we picked up a bottle of Luli 2012 pinot noir.  We

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