Fine Wine Finds!

When it comes to discovering fine wines, our search is relentless!


Can you guess where we were seated when we shot this photo? Great restaurants always feature great wines.

And if you love wine like we do, we have to ask: isn’t yours? We want you to know we have you in mind, dear followers, whenever we find something great in a wine bottle. That said our greatest frustration is finding wines on the East Coast that we can’t get on the West Coast. But we know most of you travel too, and you never know when you might score by running into one of these great wines. Not only that, thanks to the accessible info on the information super highway you can order anything online nowadays!

If you didn’t guess that at the bar in Ember, you can read all about the restaurant and the wine in their respective webpages: and

So in short order, here are some of the wines we’ve been drinking lately, at home and on the road, we hope you can find them, and tell us of your great discoveries, we want to find them!


This fabulous bubbly, a Rose of Pinot Noir, has been a longtime favorite. You can taste it and buy in the Lompoc Ghetto, learn more at

Visit the webpage to discover why you should join winemaker Norm Yost’s “Mission of Merriment.”

When it comes to small local favorites, winemaker Mike Sinor’s Sinor-LaVallee  will always rank in our top ten list! This 2014 Syrah, in our opinion, his the best to date.


And we can tell you, this uber talented guy has won more than awards than most winemakers. Check it out at Imagine this, his wines are grown just 1.2 miles from the Pacific Ocean.


There’s no doubt about it, we love winemaker Gavin Chanin’s wines, whether they are under his eponymous label, or the Lutum Wines he also makes. Check them both out, you’ll find it well worth your time at: or


We enjoyed this amazing, elegant little Spanish Rose while dining at in Scottsdale’s entertainment district. It’s one of our favorites from the 2015 and 2017 Spring Training games for the San Francisco Giants! This Rose was perfect with the vegetarian lunch we had on the first day of games that opened on Friday, February 24th.

IMG_7048 2When we returned for dinner at “fnb” on our last night in Scottsdale, we shared another lighter white wine, an Alsace Riesling perfect for the international flavors found every one of the dishes here.

Although we were still in what we consider the Western side of this great nation, I doubt I’ll be able to find either wine here in California. Cheers!


2 comments for “Fine Wine Finds!

  1. March 16, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Lovely selections, and I couldn’t agree more about Mike Sinor’s Sinor LaValle wines and Gavin Chanin!

    • March 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks so much Laura, for your support of these great wines. I hope to introduce them to many more wine lovers!

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