Taste of Wine

Two wineries to know in Temecula wine country

Two wineries to know in Temecula wine country

Last week we brought you up to date on the big gains logged in by Temecula Wine Country and its 35 wineries.

Big gains for Temecula wine country

Big gains for Temecula wine country

It fits that the next big event for Temecula Wine Country is the Harvest Celebration Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.

Big format bottles stand tall at Costco

Big format bottles stand tall at Costco

In a move that has eyes turning and cameras clicking at the entrance to the wine department at Costco in Carlsbad, some 60 big format wine bottles are up for sale.

All hail king cabs

All hail king cabs

Cabernet Sauvignon is the red wine that evokes excitement in the palates of most red-blooded wine lovers. It’s the wine of royalty.

No wine before its time at Powell Mt. Cellars

No wine before its time at Powell Mt. Cellars

In my wine tasting office in a serene district of busy little Encinitas, I always have an eye or two open for an out-of-town winemaker who may be stopping at a wine bar to shake the flesh and pop a cork on one or more of their latest releases. Encinitas has more than a few […]

Wine Spectator names world’s best values

Wine Spectator names world’s best values

If you want to know what question I get asked most, it’s this: what is the best wine for a cheap “value” price?

For fresh and vibrant try a Pinot Gris

For fresh and vibrant try a Pinot Gris

Must be an automatic reaction, but whenever I have a glass of Pinot Gris

San Diego County moves up the wine vine

San Diego County moves up the wine vine

San Diego County’s wineries recently were doing the Bacchus boogie and toasting a state court when it sided with a county ordinance that is bringing in a lot more boutique wineries to the backcountry.

10th Annual Wine/Food Festival coming to San Diego

10th Annual Wine/Food Festival coming to San Diego

The wine/food event of the year is still 3-1/2 months away but by the way the talk is going, it may as well be next week.

De-mystifying wine: What’s in your glass?

De-mystifying wine: What’s in your glass?

In travels near and far, I meet a lot of wine consumers who love this classic beverage and want to learn more, but questions do persist about content.