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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 … er, hobby. This year there were four noteworthy wineries that were new […]

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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

Garagiste 2015

A Video Preview of Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2015

November 7 was the big day.  And what a day it was.  We'll have an article up sometime fairly soon.  Until then, Norma offers this video to whet

Rhones at Artisan

Battle of the Rhônes 2015 at Artisan

James and Christine invited us to Artisan Wine Depot for their second annual Rhône vs. Tablas Creek competition. We accepted eagerly. The justifiable famous Perrin et Fils represented

Stanford Featured

Art and Wine at Stanford

We are both Stanford alumni. One of the perks of living in the greater Silicon Valley area is the opportunity to attend occasional events sponsored by the Stanford

Artisan Tasting Room Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Artisan

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Artisan

Friday, August 8, we were thrilled to attend a very special tasting of pinot noir and chardonnay at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View.  As co-owner James Tran said

FWC Pomona Family Winemakers Pomona: William James Cellars and Talisman

Family Winemakers Pomona: William James Cellars and Talisman

Yes, we know, March 15 was a long time ago. We've been busy with various activities. We still have to earn income to support our wine habit! In this

Mer Soleil Crowd Santa Lucia Highlands Gala

Santa Lucia Highlands Gala

On May 16 we made our way to Salinas. Mainly known for being "America's salad bowl" and the home of John Steinbeck, this little town has recently become

Pomona Part 2

Two More From Pomona: Windsor Oaks, Vino Vargas

In our previous article we raved about Picayune Cellars and Flying Goat Cellars. But we tasted pinot noirs from eleven -- count them -- eleven wineries making pretty

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