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Cellar Troubles

Date: Mon, Apr 7, 2008 Wine Tasting

It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. And right now I'm in between. About two years ago we decided to build a wine cellar in our house. I spent a lot of time with my wife choosing the various designs for the cellar, the ...

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New Search Option: Show Only Wines for Sale

Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2008 Wine Tasting

When you click on the "buy now" links found all around the WineLog website, you are taken to a page that will show you one or more links to sites where that wine is sold. Buying wine through these links is a great way to stock up on the ol' ...

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Live chat with Tobacco Road Cellars - 2pm EST today!

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2008 Wine Tasting

I just received an email from RadCru announcing a live chat (text, audio, video) with the winemaker and owner of Tobacco Road Road Cellars. The chat takes place today, March 26th, from 2:00 - 3:00pm EST. If you're interested in getting in on the chat, go to www.tobaccoroadshow.tv. It looks ...

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2008 Spark & Napa Valley Vintners “Nightlife Napa Valley”

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2008 Wine Tasting

On Thursday night 03/13/08, international womens charity organization Spark and the Napa Valley Vintners lit up the Rotunda and accompanying floors of San Francisco City Hall and provided quite a night of charity, wine and beats. "Nightlife Napa Valley," hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners to benefit Spark was ...

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Book Review: “Red, White, and Drunk All Over”

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

Natalie MacLean deserves all of the buzz that her first collection has garnered since its release in 2006. Red, White, and Drunk All Over: A Wine Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass (978-1582346489) is a phenomenal work of wine writing that manages to touch on all aspects of wine ...

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‘95-’96 Bordeaux Blind Tasting

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

Genentech has grown to be quite a large and influential company over it's 30+ years. One thing that has remained the same is a small group of employees and wine fanatics known as gOenophiles. Much like many things at my company, the penchant for adding a "g" to the ...

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Art Show & Wine Tasting at Artisan Wine Lounge and Cafe

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

I made it back over to Artisan Wine Lounge and Café last Saturday with a big group of friends in tow. We were attending the latest event that Lena Chu had lined up at her superb destination venue in downtown Walnut Creek, CA. The event was a showcase of two ...

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Na’s Birthday in Napa

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

I made my first visit to the latest "castle" in Napa this past weekend, in honor of my sister Shauna's birthday. Saturday morning Beth and I made the cruise up from the East Bay and into the Valley, meeting up with everyone at my parents' house in Browns Valley. Now...when ...

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Book Review: “A Moveable Thirst”

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

Let me just get this out right now...when I first saw this book I was really excited and yet filled with trepidation. I'm always excited to read about my home town of Napa, but this book was a bit different. It is essentially, a review of Napa...its people, ...

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Artisan Wine Lounge and Cafe

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

Beth and I had a free Wednesday evening the other week so we decided to head over to one of the newer local wine destinations in the East Bay, Artisan Wine Lounge and Cafe. The lounge sits just off the much busier Locust St in downtown Walnut Creek. ...

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Rosenblum Sold

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

Another family-owned winery has been bought out by a mega-conglomerate wine company. Following in the footsteps of other such pioneering family wineries like Mondavi and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Rosenblum Cellars of Alameda has been sold to Diageo for US $105 million. Kent & Kathy Rosenblum founded their ...

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Finally Going to Try Franzia Box Wine

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

So I've been waiting for an occasion to bust out some more box wine. I had a good experience with Hardy's Box Wine in the past, but have been wanting to try something from the King of Box Wines: Franzia. The Super Bowl is a perfect occasion for box wine. 5L ...

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K&L Wines UGC Bordeaux (2005) Tasting

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

On Saturday 01/19/08, I had the outstanding opportunity to attend the latest K&L Wines Bordeaux tasting, fortuitously all from the very well-regarded 2005 vintage. I have to thank Jason & Kim for the chance to attend and big shout out to my friend Spesh (WL) who first notified me of ...

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Interesting Wine Reads Online

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Wine Tasting

We haven't been posting much lately, but a lot of folks on the internet have been writing about wine. To get your fix, check out some of these interesting blogs and news articles I ran across lately. 20-somethings acquire taste for fine vintages. The Canadian Press. This is a sentiment we agree ...

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