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    Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ

    Steve and I have been dying to visit New Zealand wine country. We love the wine from New Zealand and we have seen beautiful photos from the region. A visit to New Zealand is definitely on our bucket list. As part of our education, we thought it would be fun to try Stoneleigh Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. (Full Disclosure: The winery sent us the bottles to taste.

    6 readers - By 2 Hollywood Winos

    Inaugural National Homebrew Contest Will Benefit Autism Charity, Bring Together America’s Best Home Brewers

    photo by Rob Friesel Homebrew is about making beer for yourself and your friends. Well, and the homebrew group you joined a couple of years ago. Well, and for that big annual barbecue you have in your backyard. And maybe the state fair. Oh yeah, and for the new Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest. Yep, a national homebrew competition.

    6 readers - By Kevin Gibson/ The Alcohol Professor

      Layer Cake Central Coast Chardonnay 2012

      CHEAP WINE FINDER - - 6 readers - The Layer Cake Central Coast Chardonnay 2012 is sourced from vineyards in Monterey (south of San Francisco) and Santa Barbara (just north of Los Angeles) in California. Even though northern California is cooler than southern California, both regions have similar climates due to the influence of the Pacific Ocean, cool breezes and morning fog.

      Ten years of Pinot Noir glory – Sideways

      Wine Country Getaways - - 5 readers - The movie “Sideways,” which I believe to be the best wine movie ever made, is ten years old this October. It is much more about wine, but the effect it had on two wine varieties cannot be denied. It has been ten years of Pinot Noir glory since the movie focused on the greatness of a well-made Pinot Noir, especially from the Santa Barbara wine country.

      Taste a favorite Prosecco (Colfòndo) with me in So. Cal. in October

      Do Bianchi - - 4 readers - Above: no, thankfully, I won’t be performing any Air Guitar at the tastings. There will be groovy musique however! Hope to see you at one or the other or both… I’m geeked to share the news that I’ll be pouring wines by my client Bele Casel in Los Angeles and San Diego in October, including their Prosecco Colfòndo, one of me and Tracie P’s all-time favorite wines. If you happen t ...

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      Los Angeles: The Standard Hotel

      … Los Angeles: The Standard Hotel We were in Los Angeles for one night a few days ago and stayed at The Standard Hotel in downtown LA. The purpose for the overnight was to lend moral support for someone close to us which led to about 25 or 30 of us staying at this hotel or nearby. This hotel was absolutely perfect, in my opinion, for the group…

      2 readers - By Hoot n Annie

      Wine & Spirits Inaugural Sommelier Scavenger Hunt Tasting

      … to be able to taste these, to see the selections chosen to represent each region, and to be included in seeing the work each group had done together. Sommelier Scavenger Hunt Somms getting ready for a group portrait TEAM FINGER LAKES: RIESLING Matthew Kaner of Covell in Los Angeles, Pascaline Lepeltier MS of Rouge Tomate in NYC, Steven Morgan…

      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ

      … is distributing this bottle in the Los Angeles area. 4 out of 5 stars Pinot Noir Jane Says This Pinot Noir is very interesting. It too has a rich nose. It’s light on the palate but definitely has depth. It’s earthy, with a hint of barnyard, and there’s oak too. I think it would pair well with meats like duck or lamb. We enjoyed both the Sauv…

      6 readers - By 2 Hollywood Winos

      Fourth-annual Garagiste Festival returning to Paso Robles Nov. 6-9

      … at the Veterans Memorial Hall. This year a third Garagiste festival, “Urban Exposure,” debuted in Los Angeles on July 12 at Union Station. For the return of the flagship event in November, more than 70 artistan winemakers will pour their wines. Of those, more than 50 hail from the Paso Robles area, and 90 percent of those pouring do not have tasting rooms…

      2 readers - By Central Coast Wine Press

      Hallelujah! The new Lou in Los Angeles

      …Above: the new Lou, the amazing Lou Amdur’s newly opened wine shop in Los Feliz (Los Angeles). Yesterday, I braved two hours in grid-lock traffic to get from the westside of Los Angeles to Los Feliz to see Lou Amdur’s new wine shop. It’s getting tougher to get around in LA these days but I just had to make the pilgrimage. Lou and his now closed…

      2 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

      Game of Rhône’s

      … predictable so this is a chance to expand the cheap fencing that encompasses your life – to step further into an unknown, but tasty, world. So the next time you reach for a bottle of Cabernet, think instead about trying Syrah, Counise, Grenache, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, or any number of the Rhone varieties and stretch your taste buds and enliven your senses. The Game of Rhones is game on! RHONE RANGERS …

      2 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

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      …. I can recall the first Ridge Geyserville I tasted. I signed up for Ridge’s wine club. This was in 1976, I think. I’m still in their wine club almost 40 years later. Interesting that Ridge Geyserville is still one of California’s great wines, while Caymus has become a sad parody of itself, the Jerry Lewis of wine—all slick and bloated. I can…

      1 readers - By Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™

      Ten years of Pinot Noir glory – Sideways

      … love wine and a good story about wine. Secondly, Janelle and I had visited the Santa Barbara wine country in October of 2004, one month before the “Sideways” movie was released to all theaters. We had already known about the movie from our son who works in Los Angeles in the movie business. We stopped in at the Sanford winery where Chris Burroughs…

      5 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Timorasso, Melon from California & other cool wines & things this week

      … Here’s the link for the Facebook event page for my Bele Casel Prosecco and Prosecco Colfòndo tasting in Los Angeles week after next. Angelinos, please come out and taste with me… Man, it’s been an insane week. It’s only October 3 and OND (October-November-December, the busiest time of year for restaurants and people who sell wine) is already…

      1 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

      Finger Lakes Rieslings continue to shine!

      … acidity, no tannin, and 12% alcohol. It’s loaded with mouthwatering citrus, green apple, and stone fruits, has noticeable minerality, and has a long finish. You can drink it now, but it also has the potential for aging. 360 cases produced. Cork closure. Price = $21.99. Awards Best of Class, Gold Medal, 96 pts., Los Angeles International Wine…

      2 readers - By Traveling Wine Chick

      Layer Cake Central Coast Chardonnay 2012

      …The Layer Cake Central Coast Chardonnay 2012 is sourced from vineyards in Monterey (south of San Francisco) and Santa Barbara (just north of Los Angeles) in California. Even though northern California is cooler than southern California, both regions have similar climates due to the influence of the Pacific Ocean, cool breezes and morning fog…

      6 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Wining with Wines of Naoussa at Faith and Flower...

      … Back in June, the Goddess of Wine and JD were invited to attend an intimate tasting of the Wines of Naoussa at the lovely Faith and Flower restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. From the invitation: Wines of Naoussa presents 13 wineries pouring their Xinomavro wines. Xinomavro is the main and noblest indigenous red grape varietal of northern…

      1 readers - By Goddess of Wine

      Eight Great Wine Finds from the Summer Search 2014

      … Museum in Los Angeles happens in downtown LA Sat. Oct. 11 from 5 to 10pm, and features 50 of downtown’s best restaurants, 100+ world class wines and entertainment. Adult admission starts at $55. More information at 213-485-8432. Big, Bold, Rich Reds headline the seminar and tasting at Sbicca Restaurant in Del Mar, Sat. Oct. 11 from 2 to 4pm. Cost…

      1 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update