My 3 favorite things: cake, bread, wine

Most of the wineries we write about are family owned, small-production ventures.  Last Sunday we went to Cakebread Cellars, one of the Valley's most established wineries and one that by no measure would be considered "small production."  Annually, Cakebread produces over 150,000 cases of wine, which translates to nearly 2 million bottles.  Clearly, Cakebread is … Continue reading My 3 favorite things: cake, bread, wine

Over the river and through the woods

Over the river and through the woods

We had family visiting from Spain for most of July and we wanted to show them as much of our amazing country as we could.  After visiting Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and the southern Arizona desert, we thought a jaunt through Sonoma County would be a nice change of pace.  Within Sonoma County's borders … Continue reading Over the river and through the woods

At Moshin Vineyards gravity is good for the wine

At Moshin Vineyards gravity is good for the wine

We usually don’t think of wine and gravity going together.  When I knock over a glass of wine, gravity causes the precious juice to fall to the floor.  Or worse yet, when the 2014 Napa earthquake struck, gravity maliciously conspired with shaking of the Earth to cause many bottles of wine to plummet to their … Continue reading At Moshin Vineyards gravity is good for the wine

This shack sells fantastic grape juice

This shack sells fantastic grape juice

Westside Road winds and meanders its way through Sonoma County's wine region, on some stretches moving East-West and along others North-South.  In all of its directions and gyrations, Westside Road takes its travelers past some of the best wineries in Sonoma's impressive wine region. The Westside Wine Trail, as it's also known, starts in the … Continue reading This shack sells fantastic grape juice

Gluttony Punished

Gluttony Punished

A while back our friends Inna and Igor - fellow wine afficionados - proposed a novel idea for a wine tasting:  a side-by-side tasting of the same varietal - in this case, Pinot Noir. What made this proposal particularly novel is that all four wines would be from the same producer, Etude Wines.  We have … Continue reading Gluttony Punished