Category: Winery Visits

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

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

New Shipment of Croatian Wines!

New Shipment of Croatian Wines!

All wines below are available for purchase in our web wine store: http://www.topochines.com. New Shipment of Wines from Croatia! Why are we so excited? Because we literally went the entire 2020 without getting any new wines shipped from Europe. Our "regular" wine importing involves flying the wines here, rather than shipping via boat, so that … Continue reading New Shipment of Croatian Wines!

Original Zin: A detective story

Anyone interested in purchasing Croatian wines - either the ones described below or dozens of other grape varieties and selections - please visit topochines.com, our web wine store. We love when we hear otherwise reputable wine people refer to Zinfandel as California’s “heritage grape" or even "America's wine grape." We heard someone describe Zinfandel as … Continue reading Original Zin: A detective story