Category: Wine Tasting

There’s no Vitamin C in Orange Wine

There’s no Vitamin C in Orange Wine

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

Is 40 the new 30 – for wine?

Is 40 the new 30 – for wine?

My husband keeps telling me that he is aging like a fine wine. When I ask him what this means, he says: "I'm getting better with age." Which naturally prompts me to ask: "Does wine really get better with age?" For clarification, I should say that I am not asking if a wine is better … Continue reading Is 40 the new 30 – for wine?

A winery close enough to walk from home

A winery close enough to walk from home

They say life comes full circle and I am starting to believe that. When we first started coming to the Russian River area of Sonoma County 15 years ago, one of the very first wineries we visited was the appropriately named Russian River Vineyards. I would be lying if I said it was the wine … Continue reading A winery close enough to walk from home

Grateful for Great Wines at Gratus Vineyards

Grateful for Great Wines at Gratus Vineyards

We lived in Napa for nearly five years and did our best to visit wineries across all of the far-flung American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) that make up the larger Napa Valley AVA. Of course, we tasted on the valley floor at many wineries on Highway 29 . . . along Silverado Trail . . . … Continue reading Grateful for Great Wines at Gratus Vineyards