Domaine Anderson at the Festival Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 1, 3, and 4: Part 1: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 3: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-1/ Part 4: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-2/ Update: I just noticed this audio clip from the tasting event.  […]

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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: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 3: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-1/ Part 4: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-2/ The third weekend

Stanford Art, Wine, and Music Stanford Art and Wine Stroll 2016

Stanford Art and Wine Stroll 2016

Ah, retirement.  What retirement? We've been busy with a time-consuming consulting project.  Which is now over.  Which means we'll try to catch up on our writing.  Starting right

Sean and Nicole Minor Pinot Shootout at the ARtisan Corral

Pinot Shootout at the Artisan Corral

OK, we apologize to John Sturges. James and Christine were kind enough to invite us to this event. They know us too well. We could not resist a semi-blind

Ankida Ridge at IPNC

Ankida Ridge Picked for IPNC

A few summers ago we were invited to a tasting of Virgina wines at Siduri.  We were very impressed by several, including Ankida Ridge.  (You can read our

Gary Farrell Winery Gary Farrell Visits Artisan. Plus Christine’s Chardonnay Challenge

Gary Farrell Visits Artisan. Plus Christine’s Chardonnay Challenge

Well, not Gary himself. The winery, however, was well-represented via winemaker Theresa Heredia. More on Ms. Heredia later. But for now this quote from an interview at

Crawford Family Wines

The End of Bad Pinots? Garagiste Visits Solvang Overview

Garagiste Southern Exposure, Solvang, February, 2016 from Norma Schroder on Vimeo. On February 11 we headed south. Our objective was the Southern Exposure edition of the California Garagistes on

Pinotfest 2015

Pinotfest 2015 Offered Four Newcomers

OK, OK, don’t give us a hard time. We know Farallon’s annual Pinotfest was last November. We have to make a living to support our wine habit …

Solvang Garagiste Festival

Solvang Garagiste Festival 2016 Preview and Winery List

We've been looking forward to the Solvang Garagiste Festival for quite a few months.  The party will be in Solvang, about 40 miles north of Santa Barbara on

Scott and Gib Pagter Paso Garagiste 2015: Are We Running Out of Pinot Noir Grapes?

Paso Garagiste 2015: Is California Running Out of Pinot Noir Grapes?

Is California running out of pinot noir grapes? That’s the question that came to mind after finally getting around to reviewing the November 7, 2015 Paso Robles Garagiste

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