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

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

A winery my mother would have loved

A winery my mother would have loved

My wife and I have been visiting Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery in the Sonoma County town of Graton for quite a few years now.  We went back again this week and had another great food and wine experience. Founded by Marimar Torres, a member of the prominent Torres winemaking family in Spain, Marimar Estate … Continue reading A winery my mother would have loved