It’s a Viognier kinda day (with a little Chard on the side)

It was Thursday and our night for pairings, so I pulled out Sid Goldstein’s book “The Wine Lover’s Cookbook” and pulled together a menu that will pair a little with Chardonnay and a little with Viognier. We are having Chilled Corn and Sundried Tomato Chowder, Crab...

Wine began stored and aged in amphorae (sealed earthenware or clay jars) that were used in Greece and Rome.   [caption id="attachment_5472" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Wine Urn's[/caption] It was the Celts in around 50BD that devised using wooden barrels to store and transport wines (those Celts…so smart!) [caption id="attachment_5463" align="alignleft"...

[caption id="attachment_5455" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Wine selection at Wine 5 Cafe (courtesy of Wine 5 Cafe)[/caption] It was Thursday and we were looking for something different for dinner.  Wine of course needed to be a part of this.  A while ago we had stopped for breakfast at...

  [caption id="attachment_5400" align="alignleft" width="225"] Zaca Mesa WIndmill foggy morning[/caption] This weekend Zaca Mesa Winery will celebrate it’s 40th birthday.  This winery has quite a bit of history.  The property was purchased by a group of friends in 1972 and the vineyard was planted in 1973 and...

Field Blend Thursday from Crushed Grape Chronicles on Vimeo.Mount Charleston is a great Spring Getaway, pair this with Bel Vino/Stuart Cellars Field Blend you have the Perfect Day Off. After an afternoon hike at Mount Charleston, it was time for a simple but delicious dinner. ...

Avant Wine & Tapas from Crushed Grape Chronicles on Vimeo. So…after our first day of tasting on our trip.  Hitting Santa Barbara and then a stop in Los Olivos, we checked into the hotel and headed out for dinner.  With my pre-planning we had picked up...

Wiens Family Cellars was having a Vertical tasting of their Reflections red blends and we couldn’t go…so we put together a vertical of our own.  We had the 2008, 2010 and the 2011.  These are of course blends, so they are all a little different,...