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Skalli: South of France at CAV

Date: Sun, May 10, 2009 Wine Tasting

Last April Fool's day, I received what seemed to be a nicely written, yet rather surprisingly nifty wine event invite in my inbox asking if I'd like to meet with Laurent Sauvage, winemaker for the leading family of wines from the Languedoc in the South of France, Robert Skalli Wines.  We ...

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The Four Seasons of Palmes d’Or

Date: Sun, May 10, 2009 Wine Tasting

How does stuffed oysters with caviar, Foie Gras with rhubarb chutney, smoked salmon "Toad in the hole", Spring pea soup with Morels, and one glass of Palmes d' Or Champagne sound to you, how about eight, in different vintages dating back to 1985? If you responded in a ...

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2nd Wine Bloggers’ Forum @ St. Supéry

Date: Wed, May 6, 2009 Wine Tasting

In the year of their 20th anniversary, St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery (Twitter) hosted the 2nd Wine Bloggers Forum (WBF) at their beautiful Estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley, California on Saturday, 04/04/09.  The event continued the spirit of intimate and collaborative blogger and industry interaction that was first started as ...

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Icon Tax Time!

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2009 Wine Tasting

The kind folks at Icon Estates have been worried about all of us out here in US wine-drinker land.  They realized back in March that tax time is hard on all of us wine grunts, particularly this year when everyone is still reeling from watching their life savings (and future ...

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5 Questions with Rudolf McClain (Merlove)

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2009 Wine Tasting

We're going to be making many new changes and additions here at  WineLog.net this year. One of these is a new series of interviews for our blog called "5 Questions With..."  The inaugural interview is with the brilliant young documentarian, Rudolf (Rudy) McClain (Twitter), who recently released a real-world, global ...

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Riedel, Tools of the Trade

Date: Tue, Apr 14, 2009 Wine Tasting

I'm sitting down to write this article with a big smile on my face. It's because this was the most fun I've had at a luncheon! Doug Cohn, Riedel Glass, Steve Rock, Bacchus Imports, and Judy DeGioia, Morton's, Baltimore, Inner Harbor hosted Georg Riedel ...

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Are Your Perfect for This Wine? Help WineLog

Date: Fri, Apr 3, 2009 Wine Tasting

I've received a free sample for some wine that is ... simply ... awesome. It's really good stuff. I'm sure that 90% of your would like this wine. It's that good. I considered just sending an email to our users asking you to buy some, but I've promised wine producers that ...

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Wine 2.0 SF Expo at Crushpad - Blogging Live!

Date: Fri, Apr 3, 2009 Wine Tasting

I'm very excited to be attending the Wine 2.0 San Francisco Expo tonight at Crushpad (Twitter)!  I first mentioned the event in my precap a week ago and since then, many more details have been added.  I'll be blogging throughout the event in the WineLog.net sponsered Bloggers' Lounge, that the ...

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Bakersfield 2009 Tasting: The New “1976 Paris” Tasting?

Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2009 Wine Tasting

Continuing where the 1976 Paris tasting left off after the success of the fictionalized account Bottle Shock, this past summer, that growing hotbed of boutique winemaking, Bakersfield, CA is planning their own global wine showdown next month. First broken by the Dregs Report, this promises to be the biggest tasting ...

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Who’s Gonna be at Wine 2.0 SF Expo!?!

Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2009 Wine Tasting

It's that awesome time again when the Wine 2.0 (Twitter) folks gear up and take over San Francisco!  Wine 2.0 San Francisco Expo is taking place on Thursday April 2nd and if it's anything like their past events...it's going to be a killer wine shindig!  Indeed, my introduction into the ...

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Paso Creek: A Zin & a Happy Owl

Date: Sun, Mar 15, 2009 Wine Tasting

This year's ZAP Zinfandel Festival I ran into a number of good wines.  One of the interesting ones that I got to try (again actually) and get some back story is the Paso Creek Paso Robles Zinfandel 2006.  While having a taste, I chatted to Susan Bergland, Public Relations Manager ...

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Twitter Integration Back

Date: Sun, Mar 15, 2009 Wine Tasting

Observant users have noticed that updates to your WineLog were no longer being tweeted. An update in the Twitter API invalidated our code, but I've fixed it and all is good now. Log/Tweet away!

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5th Pops & Son Wine Trip in Napa: Day 2

Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

The second and last day of our latest Pops & Son Wine Trip series took a dramatic turn, ie, Pops was no longer involved, unfortunately!  That cold that was was starting to come over him in the morning of the first day and then really kicked in during the afternoon?  ...

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Pinot Envy

Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2009 Wine Tasting

Forced myself to another "Dead Guys Wine Society" (DGWS) event the other night. Something about Pinit Norr from around the world. Because of the time of year and our usual venue being a climate controlled wine warehouse, we moved the festivities to a members business in Center ...

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