Pinot Gris

Kathy’s Choice in Good Value Wines

Bill Mosby

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines 1/14/16 Here are two very good value wines well worth seeking out. The first one is easy to find, it’s at Costco. And did you know you don’t need a membership card to purchase alcohol…

Aaron Winery

The Fine Wines of Aaron and Aequorea in Paso Robles There are several new tasting rooms in a rapidly growing location in Paso Robles that is sure to be news for many wine lovers. Especially so for our wine country visitors who will make…

Fine White and Rose Wines–so cool!

Dom Ruinart

I have more than a few excellent whites and Roses to recommend for hot summer nights! It’s been awhile since I posted actively, nearly two weeks, but it was only because we were traveling. Believe it or not, we were…

Sinor-LaVallee Spring Open House

Spring at Sinor-LaVallee! You never know who you’re going to see at one of Sinor-LaVallee’s spring open house events, be it the guests or the chefs, when Mike Sinor hosts one of their very popular open house events each spring…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

Grab these wines while they’re still around! I am loving the fact that I can much more easily promote great wines from our local wineries. Believe it or not, when I started recommending wines in New Times in 1996, I…

Christmas parties at wineries are great!

Steve and Terry

I love the Christmas season, like nearly everyone, but yuletide parties at wineries are especially fun! Last night we attended outstanding holiday parties at two wineries in Edna Valley, Stephen Ross and Claiborne & Churchill. For anyone who has read…

Nagy Pinot Noir impresses

Nagy Clarissa

Nagy 2011 Pinot Noir Garey Ranch Vineyard Santa Maria Valley This delicious Pinot Noir is quite tasty despite the challenging vintage. I loved the bright red fruit flavors, nicely nuanced with darker fruit flavors of plums and blackberries. It’s weaved…

A Passion for Making Wine

Fin 2

I wrote this when winemaker Fintan du Fresne was new at Domaine Alfred. The winery was sold by owner Alfred “Terry” Speizer, not much later. It was renamed in credit of its founder, Norman Goss, and has been known as…