Tag: wine tasting

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?

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

New galaxies in the U.S. wine universe

New galaxies in the U.S. wine universe

I was recently invited to a tasting of wines from Arizona winery Aridus Wine Company at the Napa Valley Wine Institute.  Prior to the tasting, my knowledge of Aridus' wines in particular, or Arizona wine in general, wouldn't fill a wine glass . . . or even a shot glass.  I was intrigued to find … Continue reading New galaxies in the U.S. wine universe

A golden experience at Silverado Vineyards

A golden experience at Silverado Vineyards

We were recently invited to Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley for a tasting experience and tour.   Situated on the historic Silverado Trail in the equally historic Stags Leap District, Silverado Vineyards has caught our eye more than once on drives up and down the valley.  As we prepared for our tasting this past Saturday … Continue reading A golden experience at Silverado Vineyards