California (/ˌkælɨˈfɔrnjə/) is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most populous U.S. state, home to one out of eight Americans (38 million people), and is the third largest state by area (after Alaska and Texas). California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and the Mexican State of Baja California to the south. It is home to the nation's second and fifth most populous census statistical areas (Greater Los Angeles area and San Francisco Bay Area, respectively), and eight of the nation's 50 most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, and Oakland).
Posts about California
  • Naked Thanksgiving Wishes

    … due to the situation in Italy as well as Spain and California and warns its readers to beware of vendors passing off non–Italian oils as authentic—another reason to buy from people like Nudo). This situation means the supply of extra virgin olive oil from Italy (and elsewhere) will be adversely impacted this coming year and prices will go up…

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  • The next BIG red wine?

    … are experimenting with single variety bottlings. The biggest challenge for California growers is the current drought. Petit Verdot is very sensitive to water stress. Petit Verdot is also being grown in Australia, Argentina (where it is known as “Fer”), Chile, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain Petit Verdot is a hardy grape with a rigid…

    The Sommelier Update- 1 readers -
  • Have a Wine Tasting Party!

    … their contrast. Have fun! Read about WINE MY MOOD here! THE WARM UP ACT! Sparkling, of course! CONO SUR Sparkling Brut Rose, Chile 365205 $13.90 (FRESH STYLE) WHITES CAVE SPRING CELLARS 12 Dry Riesling, Niagara 233635, $14.95 ($13.95 on sale!) (FRESH STYLE..refresher, starter) GRAFFIGNA 13 Pinot Grigio ‘Centenario’, Argentina 164756 $13.45…

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Fort Berens Estate Winery, BC

    … this to other regions… tried to put this wine into the same box as someone/somewhere else, and fell short. This Chardonnay simply doesn’t taste like Chardie (as they say in Australia) from anywhere else: the reserved aromas of young pineapple/Amalfi-coast lemons could make me think of a cool California region (Central Coast AVA maybe) or Chile…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • What’s in your Glass: Marina Kitchen’s Blind Tasting

    … Wednesdays are December 3rd Australian Wines, December 10th Holiday Food and Wine Pairing, and December 17th Bubbles for the Holidays. Call 619-234-1500 for reservations. Portugal Hits the Jackpot in Wine Spectator’s Top 10 It was a surprise to some, shocking to others, when Wine Spectator revealed its Top 10, with Dow’s 2011 Port coming in #1. First time…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Syrah -
  • Latah Creek Wine Cellars prepares for next generation

    … with Chenin Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer, so that’s been the basis of our production since Day 1,” Conway said. “We’ve been doing a little bit of Merlot since ’86 and some Cabernet. More recently in the last five years, we’ve been branching off into some other varieties.” The Conways also took a page from the Parducci business model — along…

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  • Thanksgiving Wine and Food Pairing Ideas

    …. All the best wishes to you this Thanksgiving. Create fond memories for your family and friends to cherish. Cheers! Some Wine and Food Pairing Suggestions Start the Party Sparkling wines are a great way to start the party and to accompany each course. Brotherhood Winery NV Brut Sparkling Chardonnay - Hudson Valley, New York $12 A thoroughly…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    … cousin—died, after a long illness, a few months ago. Wine-wise, I’ve bought a bunch of Jackson Family wines—Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel. I’m not terribly fussy about what goes on the Thanksgiving table. Just pop a bunch of corks, put the bottles on the table, and let people do whatever…

    STEVE HEIMOFFin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Josh Cellars Legacy Red 2012

    … The Josh Cellars Legacy Red 2012 is a blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah sourced from vineyards thru-out California, but mainly in the Central Coast, Lodi, Sonoma and Napa. Josh Cellars is the second line of wines from Joseph Carr Wines and is named in tribute to Joseph Carr’s dad, also a Joseph, but who was known to everyone…

    CHEAP WINE FINDERin Merlot- 1 readers -
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