Lynn and Anisya Fritz

Lynmar 2013 Quail Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Magnum

A few years ago we were pleasantly surprised to receive a magnum of this wine. The Lynmar 2013 Quail Hill Vineyard pinot noir magnum was a special gift to long-time members of their Advocates club.  We have extolled the virtues of wine clubs in the past, but Lynn and Anisya Fritz regularly exceed our very high expectations.  (We recently received another magnum of the 2018. ...

Dinner at Siduri Preview

On December 14, 2019 we made the trek to Santa Rosa for the annual Siduri holiday dinner.  Great food, friendly crowd, terrific wine and – bonus – an excellent duo creating music. We’ll get...

Shark Wine Glass

Just in Time for Christmas.

The gift for every wine lover you know.  Available through Amazon.com in many varieties. Just in time for Christmas.

EU planting rights

New European Union Planting Rights

Via the American Association of Wine Economists, the new European Union planting rights are available.  As you may have guessed, winegrapes are being planted.  This is yet another illustration of EU...

Kent Rosenblum at work

Kent Rosenblum, an Appreciation

I just heard that Kent Rosenblum passed away on September 5, 2018. Mr. Rosenblum, founder of the eponymous Rosenblum Cellars, became famous for zinfandels, sourcing grapes from all over Northern...

Bad News For the Santa Rita Hills

[pullquote]Santa Barbara County went to big too quick.[/pullquote] There is, indeed, bad news for the Santa Rita Hills. Santa Barbara County has implemented a set of regulations for marijuana growers...