Excuse me, you said Barbera d’ … what!?

It's my tenth Barrel Tasting Weekend and I'm standing in the Preston Winery tasting room with eight of my friends ... While Preston does not participate in the event weekend, that doesn't matter to us. We'll stop anyway; we want to know what's new. In general, the participants in this northern Sonoma springtime event limit … Continue reading Excuse me, you said Barbera d’ … what!?

Due Vigne Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto

You won’t catch me in any big box or department stores on Black Friday; I’m usually hitting the trails. But for the past two years I have sought middle ground by supporting local and small businesses. Last year I attended the Surf City Vintners Art, Wine, & Gift Bazaar here in Santa Cruz, a fantastic … Continue reading Due Vigne Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto

DaVero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

I am delighted to share with you all an impressive winery in Dry Creek Valley that I discovered a couple of weeks ago. But I've got to level with you guys—I always do—I'm a couple of days in front of a big trip to Italy and pressed for time. So you are getting a condensed version of … Continue reading DaVero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino