Author Archive for Frank Mangio
The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, biggest of its kind, saw some 6,000 entries from more than 1,500 wineries from all over America gather for the massive task of choosing the best of the best in blind tasting with 65 judges participating.
Now that the pace of life in SoCal has calmed down and constant rounds of socializing at world class parties, events and football bowl games has faded away, it’s time to gather up 2013, put it in to the Guinness Book of World Records and look forward to ever more in 2014.
A new wine release event flashed across the Internet recently, to celebrate the bounty of a special harvest from the Gen 7 winery and its newest releases.
The bounty of fine wine is never more evident than in our Top Ten list for 2013.
The maestros of one of the largest wine and food extravaganzas in the U.S. have to be Michelle Metter and Ken Loyst of Fast Forward Events in San Diego.
Sensing an opening for their quality wines, Chile has been moving smartly in the American market to consolidate their wine sales gains and find new markets to present their Cabernet, Chardonnay and Syrah.
If you are at all a wine lover, you have been to one or more of the many wine events that are staged every week at wine bars, restaurants, hotels, parks and wineries.
Great wine begins in the vineyard somewhere between January and March as the season matures.
From Temecula to Napa Valley and beyond, this is the season of the year that can make or break a vineyard in California’s considerable wine