Category Archives: Zinfandel

Red, White and Rose for this Memorial Day #SundaySupper

Its Memorial Day weekend the traditional kick off to the Summer Season, but before we dive into the potato salad, let’s take a moment to remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we may have our freedom. This … Continue reading

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Napa Cellars ~ award-winning varietals by winemaker Joe Shirley

I often host wine tasting events showcasing one varietal, comparing 3 or 4 different bottles  ending in a declaration of the best bottle of the night. I also enjoy hosting tasting events that showcase one winemaker and their suite of … Continue reading

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Wines to pair with your holiday Turkey

Thanksgiving is well behind us, but the Turkey is still a centerpiece at many Christmas dinner tables. If your December holiday menu will include Turkey, Duck or a Truducken, take a look at this article I wrote on Thanksgiving Wines … Continue reading

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Check your calendar ~ Winter Wine Events are filling up!

FOUR EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS, ONE CLASSIC VARIETAL 21ST ANNUAL ZAP FESTIVAL  January 26 – 28, 2012  San Francisco, California   Epicuria: Food & Zinfandel Pairings, on Thursday January 26, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at The Concourse (635 8th Street … Continue reading

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Terra d’Oro Zinfandel Port ~ just in time for the holidays!

In my house, holidays begin with Champagne and end with Port. Traditional Port wine is produced in Portugal and is encumbered with numerous wine laws that can make your head spin if you try to sort them all out. Just … Continue reading

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2009 Smoking Loon ~ for the Bohemian in you

Don & Sons, from the famed Sebastiani Family, are négociants that source and blend wines from some of the best vineyards in California. With wine maker Greg Kitchens, their 2009 suite of Smoking Loon reds possess a self-proclaimed independent character … Continue reading

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Chatom Vineyards 2007 Zinfandel

I love discovering ‘new-to-me’ vineyards. Even more so, I love meeting the winemaker! This past Spring I had the pleasure to meet up with Gay Callan, founder of Chatom Vineyards at the Beverly Hills Wine Festival.  Gay, along with winemaker … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Beverly Hills Wine Festival ~ Honoring Vin Scully, the voice of the LA Dodgers and featuring over 100 wineries, breweries and spirits! What a way to spend a Winter Sunday!

Another winter wine festival….Wine Festivals are one of the few events that make my East Coast winter weekends bearable! Which is why I went 3,000 miles, for back to back, coast to coast wine festivals this winter. This East Coast … Continue reading

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Virtual wine tasting trip to Paso Robles

Ever wish you could jet away to wonderful wine country; tour wineries and participate in tastings; but time and budget are always against you? Here is a great way to escape to a region and explore the wonderful wines that … Continue reading

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