Taste of Wine

In crisis Napa Valley is all for one, one for all

In crisis Napa Valley is all for one, one for all

The Mexican Influence on Napa Valley wines

I have known Maurice DiMarino since he began with the Cohn Restaurant Group at Island Prime. As he proved himself as a sommelier he was assigned more restaurants and now he proudly can say he is the Certified Sommelier/Wine and Beverage Director for the entire San Diego chain.

It’s on with the Harvest in Napa Valley

It’s on with the Harvest in Napa Valley

Wine Spectator’s best restaurant awards

Wine Spectator’s best restaurant awards

TIME TO SMELL THE ROSÉS

TIME TO SMELL THE ROSÉS

There is no more elegant bottle of wine than a well-crafted Rosé.  This hybrid wine that radiates pleasure, coolness and seduction always captivates me.

Fallbrook: A wine country for the future

Fallbrook: A wine country for the future

On my visits to Temecula’s wine country I have been making the beautiful drive north on the Interstate15 in San Diego County for some nine years now, passing though what is known as Fallbrook.

The wines of Rocky Mountain high

The wines of Rocky Mountain high

In January, Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to allow retail recreational marijuana sales to adults 21 and older.  37 dispensaries opened for business and business has been booming.  But hold on.

Top ten tastes for the first half of 2014

Top ten tastes for the first half of 2014

  Like most west coast wine lovers, my choices have been confined to California, Oregon and Washington.

A wine moment at the Grand Del Mar

A wine moment at the Grand Del Mar

Road shows are nothing new in the wine world.  Especially this time of the year when wine makers really don’t have critical responsibilities at bud break and flowering of the vines.

Here’s What’s Happening in the Wine World

Here’s What’s Happening in the Wine World

The Coast News expands. As some of my readers know, I’ve been crisscrossing Colorado for the past couple of weeks, visiting wineries from Denver to Grand Junction and will deliver the news of what I found out about Colorado wines in just a few weeks.