Tag: wine country

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

Great Wines of Lodi, Part IV

Great Wines of Lodi, Part IV

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

Yes they make killer wines in Contra Costa County

Yes they make killer wines in Contra Costa County

Wine country snobbiness is easy to fall victim to when you live in or close to Napa Valley or Sonoma County. Sure, the wines from there are mostly very well made and some of them are among the best in the world. But the excellence of Napa and Sonoma wines in no way cast a … Continue reading Yes they make killer wines in Contra Costa County

#NapaStrong. (Still) proud of my community.

#NapaStrong. (Still) proud of my community.

In October of 2017, Napa and Sonoma were ravaged by wildfires that destroyed nearly 8,500 homes as well as several wineries and other businesses.  Lives were lost and many communities thrown into upheaval.  The first week of the fires, I posted the article below about what it felt like to be living in the middle … Continue reading #NapaStrong. (Still) proud of my community.

Lodi: You’ll want to get stuck there

Lodi: You’ll want to get stuck there

Most of us know the words of that classic Credence Clearwater Revival song, "Lodi." Just about a year ago I set out on the road Seekin' my fame and fortune Lookin' for a pot of gold Thing got bad things got worse I guess you will know the tune Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again … Continue reading Lodi: You’ll want to get stuck there