California Wine

California wine is wine made in the U.S. state of California. Nearly three-quarters the size of France, California accounts for nearly 90 percent of American wine production. The production in California alone is one third larger than that of Australia. If California were a separate country, it would be the world's fourth-largest wine producer.The state's viticultural history dates back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted the first vineyards to produce wine for Mass.Today there are more than 1,200 wineries in the state, ranging from small boutique wineries to large corporations like E & J Gallo Winery with distribution across the globe.
Posts about California Wine
    • Steven Kent Winery, Protocol #WineStudio, and #Wine Credentials

      The January theme at Protocol #WineStudio is Wine Credentials: Letters of Distinction and to help sip our way through the discussion, samples of Steven Kent Winery to several participants. The winery started in 1996 with the goal of producing world class Cabernet in the Livermore Valley. Bordeaux grape varieties have been planted in the valley since the 1880's and many believ ...

      Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass- 23 readers -
    • Wine Trail Traveler 2014 Year in Review

      Terry lifts the cover of the qvevri in Georgia. Wine Trail Traveler’s 2014 was a very busy year, even though we visited fewer wineries than other years. Our winter was spent preparing for the March publication of our third book, Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine. The book was published in March, just in time for us to take copies to Georgia for the International W ...

      Wine Trail Traveler- 10 readers -
  • Wine Review: Artesa Chardonnay Carneros 2011

    Artesa is one of my favorite Napa area wineries. Their Carneros location is gorgeous—you can see San Pablo Bay on a clear day—and their reserve and limited release wines are always worth tasting. The larger production Signature series is usually consistent and well done. It was an Artesa Pinot Noir that piqued my interest in wine. So I had my usual high expectations when opening this bottle.

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts- 6 readers -
  • Budget Wine: Erik Turner’s Punk Rock Red California NV

    … Wine marketing. Ya gotta love it. So the label on this wine says “…merlot is known to be angry, rebellious, stripped down, yet aggressively modern. These high energy slamming grapes capture your attention and imagination, smashed berries with hints of anarchy, leather and spice in every seductive, radical sip.” Huh? Merlot? That soft…

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Artsin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the Week; 2012 Sandlands Chenin Blanc

    … bottled unfined and unfiltered. 12.8% alcohol; Retail – $24.00 My tasting notes follow: Pale yellow color. Initially opens with wet wool aromas that give way to white peach, apple, Meyer lemon and a bit of wet stone aromas. On the palate its medium-bodied, and dry with wonderful acidity and texture with green apple, white peach, baked apricot…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • Sip: Sip California to Launch in March

    … travel and food writer Ann Wycoff, cocktail maven John Pomeroy, beer aficionado Brandon Hernández, wine writer Marcy Gordon and many more talented beverage wordsmiths. Sip California has already been met with excitement and support from the state’s beverage community as well. “We have been advertising in Sip Northwest for the past two years…

    Wine Diva Lifestyle- 4 readers -
  • Crab Cakes with Curry Aioli

    … the heat. Drizzle the crab cakes with 2 tablespoons of oil and broil for about 12 minutes or until golden and crisp (ok to turn once). Transfer to plates and drizzle with curry aioli. Add a lightly dressed arugula salad if desired. Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine magazine. LIMITED CAMBRIDGE CELLARS SAUVIGNON BLANC DRY CREEK VALLEY, CA Cambridge…

    WineStylesin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • New Year’s sparkling wine 2014

    …: Champagne and sparkling wine • New Year’s sparkling wine 2013 • New Year’s sparkling wine 2012 • Wine of the week: Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva NV • Wine of the week: Adami Prosecco Brut Garbèl NV The post New Year’s sparkling wine 2014 appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 4 readers -
  • Vintage Ad Archive: Drinking In The Holidays!

    … A couple days ago, I brought you an article that discussed and illustrated some of the many varied Christmas campaigns that Whiskey companies (and their affiliated ad agencies) have unleashed over the years. But while compiling those images and composing the commentary, I began to realize an awful truth: limiting my topic thusly might make…

    Patrick A. Reed/ The Alcohol Professor- 7 readers -
  • Expensive wine 70: Hess Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2008

    … The wine world, and especially the red wine world, is as class conscious as Victorian Britain. It’s not enough that serious wine drinkers aren’t supposed to drink cheap wine. They’re also not supposed to drink certain brands, not if they want to hang with the cool kids. Fortunately for the blog’s visitors, the Wine Curmudgeon could care less…

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 7 readers -
  • 2014: A Few of My Favorite Things

    …: Doug’s niche is local wine and wine tourism and he excels at writing about winery experiences so that you feel like you’re right there with him. He has this conversational style that immediately draws you in and you can’t stop reading. His blog is also the reason I’ve discovered Pennsylvania wine and traveled to the area three times in 2014. We’ve…

    Traveling Wine Chickin Cabernet Franc- 10 readers -
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014 and 2015

    …, the shape of the wine glass matters to the appreciation and enjoyment of wine. Wine glasses make wonderful gifts for new and experienced wine drinkers. An especially delicate subject, I've broken a couple of my Riedel glasses at home and need to replace them. The wine glass does matter. Last year, I proved to myself how critical is the wine glass…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 2 readers -
  • Budget Wine: RR Rare Red 4 Grape Blend NV California

    … An innovative blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel and Primativo by Scotto Cellars. Juicy, juicy, juicy black cherry, slightly candied, with fresh loam and cocoa, a round, soft medium-bodied palate with light tannins, and a short but flavorful finish. This is a bold but cheerful, refreshing wine. Underlying spice notes hint at seriousness…

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts- 5 readers -
  • 2012 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

    … Varietal: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 16% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot Region: Napa Valley, CA – USA Cost: $50 (SRP) Winemaker’s Note: Lush and smooth with a deep ruby red color and aromas of black cherry, red plum, and sandalwood that lift out of the glass. The wine has an inviting rich entry with a velvety texture and captivating…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Holiday Gift Guide

    … Orange, Pomegranate, and a Chipotle Bloody Mary mix. Or consider “Bare Organic Mixers” a line of gluten free, low-calorie mixers created by Natalie Susi after she was laid off from a teaching job. The Lemon Drop and Pomegranate Cranberry Cosmo mixes are particularly intriguing. Similarly, Josh Morton spent 10 years in his Brooklyn kitchen…

    Grapelines- 6 readers -
  • Zap Intimate Zinfandel Experience is Back! January 29-31, 2015

    … ZAP Announces the 24th Annual Zinfandel Experience Tasting Event January 29-31, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco. The premier tasting event for Zinfandel lovers will celebrate its 24th anniversary, January 29-31, 2015 with four festive celebratory events over three days that feature a diverse selection of wines and styles from renowned…

    Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV- 7 readers -
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