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
  • Jack Creek Cellars, Estate, Pinot Noir Reserve, Central Coast, California, 2006

    … completely different: Jack Creek Cellars, Estate, Pinot Noir Reserve, Central Coast, California, 2006 After a day of zippy, lean Oregon Pinot our guests had brought a Pinot Noir from home. Home is Paso Robles, California. Jack Creek’s goal since 1997 has been to create New World Pinot Noir, which is smart, because Paso Robles is consistently hot, dry…

    WAYWARD WINEin Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • Truchard Winery

    … Tony Truchard is truly a pioneer in the California wine business choosing to plant wine grapes in Carneros long before anyone else. Starting with only 20 acres, Tony Truchard decided to use the clay soils to create reservoirs and trap the rainwater allowing him to utilize an unheard of (at the time) technique of irrigation called drip…

    Marc Hinton/ Enobytesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • You’re going to love these French white wines

    … By Roger Killen In Fall Wine Reviews Dec 22nd, 2014 0 Comments 7 Views Too often we, as everyday wine drinkers, forget about some of the origins of the wine we drink. Most of those everyday wines we enjoy from California may have been planted by immigrants within the last150 years, but they also carry the distinction of actually having…

    Roger Killen/ What's in the Bottle?- 4 readers -
  • NEWS FETCH – December 22, 2014

    …TOP NEWS Shareholder Lawsuit Against Treasury Wine Dismissed Consumer Wine Tastings in Jeopardy in California Chinese Land Demand Underpins Bordeaux Wine-Estate Prices Planning Commission delays Girard Winery vote Tesco suppliers dragged into SFO investigation The top 8 reasons it makes dollars and sense to move your winery software to the Cloud *Sponsored Link* HARVEST 2014/GLOBAL […]…

    Wine Industry Insight- 3 readers -
  • Moonshine Cocktails!

    …. American Born Moonshine is produced and bottled in Nashville, Tennessee. and all other elements of the product and packaging are also proudly made in the United States. Currently, the product is available in Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and California. The average retail price…

    Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City - 2 readers -
  • Can a great wine be made with alcohol reduction?

    … It may be a cliche, but I believe great wine must be made in the vineyard. Saxum's James Berry Vineyard, Paso Robles ConeTech stirred up the world of California wine detractors when its VP claimed at the World Bulk Wine Exhibition in Amsterdam that it reduces the alcohol of 1/4 of all California Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. There was a tiny…

    W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Reportin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Cruising the Finger Lakes, NY

    … Continuing on the Finger Lakes theme from last week’s post, this week I wanted report on a recent trip to the area. I spent a total of 3 days in the region driving around and getting to know the area again. One thing that I can say for sure is that it is an incredibly relaxing place to spend time. Even in the “cold” by California standards…

    Nova Cadamatrein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • A Magical Christmas Moment.

    … after almost 20 years and I was looking forward to landing a job where I might have Thanksgiving or New Year’s Eve off. I spent several months living and looking for work in Napa Valley, but I couldn’t find a winery in need of an intelligent, energetic, creative, fifty-something wine professional whose complete LinkedIn resume can be found at http…

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  • For The Love of Life and Pizza: Brick+Wood in Fairfield, CT

    …, evoo) – very good crust, nice flavor profile; Spizy Pizza (San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, sopressata, prosciutto cotto, bacon and jalapeno, red pepper infused honey) – perfectly spicy!; Mare a Monte (shrimp, corn and crispy pancetta) – delicious with the nice sweetness, the corn was very interesting on the pizza. Last but not least – dessert…

    Talk-A-Vino- 3 readers -
  • My Top 10 Wine Experiences of 2014

    … Nuits, an immense task. From this immense task I was inspired by several Californians to explore in-depth the so-called “new California” movement, which proved to be an enlightening experience demonstrating the massive diversity of California wine and the exciting directions in which it is being taken. In the fall came great fortune…

    Just Grapes- 3 readers -
  • Letters from Readers (I’m Not Drinking Merlot)

    …) Argentina: Gouguenheim Valle Escondido Merlot ($13) Making this quick list just reminded me how much amazing merlot is out there for a song. The next time someone tells you they aren’t drinking any merlot, smack them over the head and tell ‘em “Relax, Miles!” and pour them a taste of one of these. :) I hope this list helps when you go shopping, and let us know how your party goes! So… who else plans to open up a merlot tonight? Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Commentary, merlot, Wine Commentary …

    jvb uncorkedin Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2013

    … Happy Holidays to all our readers! We have some exciting news. Wine Values and Bargains now has its own Facebook Page. If you are a Facebook member, please post your suggestions for any wine you think is a wine value or wine bargain on this Facebook Page. We would love to learn what other wine folks recommend under the $20 range. Please take…

    Wine Values and Bargains- 5 readers -
  • 2014: A Few of My Favorite Things

    … 13-16, 2015 for the 2015 Wine Bloggers’ Conference. You can read more about these wines in these two posts: Finger Lakes Wine: Always In Style (collaboration with Uncorked Remarks) and Finger Lakes Rieslings continue to shine! 2012 Mark Ryan Dead Horse 3. 2012 Mark Ryan Dead Horse: I first visited Mark Ryan Winery‘s tasting room and tasted…

    Traveling Wine Chickin Cabernet Franc- 9 readers -
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