On Father's Day I took John to Bravas, a fantastic Spanish tapas restaurant just off the square in Healdsburg - a restaurant we have been dying to try. You should have seen the look on his face when he saw that EVERY SINGLE WINE on the menu was available by the glass, carafe (half-bottle size), … Continue reading 7.77 Acres and a Man. What the Frick?
Having tasted thousands of wines in dozens of wine regions across the globe, I have heard some really strange (my husband says “dumb”) questions. For example, upon hearing a wine server refer to the blackberry and blueberry flavor notes: “When do they add the berries to the wine?” The same question has been asked about the wide range … Continue reading There’s no Vitamin C in Orange Wine
It is hard to believe that it has only been one year since our inaugural visit to Lodi wine country. In that time, we have made several return trips and have added three Lodi wines to our web wine store: http://www.topochines.com. A couple of weeks ago, we decided that it was time to take advantage … Continue reading Great Wines of Lodi, Part IV
For the past year we have been importing and selling a very unique Bordeaux-style wine from Croatia, produced by the Josić winery. We were thrilled when we read a review of this wine on one of our favorite blogs: Strong Coffee to Red Wine. With permission, we are excerpting Rick Dean's evocative write-up on one … Continue reading Bordeaux Meets Croatia – Josić Ciconia Nigra Cuvée
We recently traveled to Portugal and Spain to look for new wines and wineries to import to the United States and offer in our web wine store. We criss-crossed Iberia for 17 days, visiting a number of different wineries and sampling their offerings. As always, we found some great wines and some, well, not-so-great wines. … Continue reading Ten Best Wine Travel Bags