Greg (left) and Jim

Dante Robere 2012 Roberitage

Dante Robere was one of our Livermore Valley discoveries a few years ago.  We joined their wine club for a few years, then noticed that they were heading in a direction that was not suitable for us. ...

Artisan Sommelier Christine Tran

Artisan Thanksgiving Wine Pairings Tasting

Saturday, November 19, our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us over to taste some wines specially chosen to accompany the usual Thanksgiving dinner.  We were not disappointed.  As an added bonus...

italian wine grapes

Italian Wine Grapes

Over at there is a nice article on Italian wine grapes.  Click the image below to see the full article. Source: Blog

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 now...

The Canyon Villa

Please Vote For The Canyon Villa

USA Today  is running a competition for “Best Wine Country Hotel.”  We urge everyone to vote for The Canyon Villa in Paso Robles.  We have stayed at this lovely place many times over the...