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!?

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

Cal-Ital Wine Reviews (marzo – maggio)

Barrel Tasting Weekend Every March I attend the Russian River/ Dry Creek/ Alexander Valleys Barrel Tasting weekend(s).  These appellations are connected and make up the northern part of Sonoma County.  Together they create one of the very best wine producing regions in California – in my bold opinion.  My wine buddies and I, quite a … Continue reading Cal-Ital Wine Reviews (marzo – maggio)