Tag: Sonoma

Preparing for More than Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at VanWineFest 2019

Discover California wines

What do you know about California wines?  Most people probably think of it as a place for high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not all there is to California wines.  There are many other wines available from California that are very…

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Expands Distribution with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits in the U.S. and Canada

Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc label

Big news today.  Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery‘s wines will be more accessible across Canada.  If you have never tried their Fume Blanc it is top quality.  If you have a chance to go to the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma…

VanWineFest 2017 – Celebrating California Cabs

Celebrating California Cabs seminar wines for featured image

Cabernet Sauvignon is the “King” in California. In our Celebrating California Cabs seminar we had a chance to experience the “Dream Vintages” of 2012, 2013 and 2014. And as you will see, I have rated all these wines very highly.  When you have wines…

A Few Portfolio Gems from Select Wines Portfolio Tasting

Select Wines Portfolio tasting

It is always a special time when a wine agency opens their portfolio of wines for you to taste, review, and recommend.  This past week I had a chance to try the wines from Select Wines’ annual portfolio tasting.  With…

Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

Select Wines & Spirits logo

One of the definitions in The Free Dictionary of “portfolio” is “A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution.” I thought that for a wine & spirits agency those bottles of wines and spirits are…

A Few Favourites from the Paul Hobbs Wine Portfolio

Paul Hobbs

California and Argentina.  What does this US State and South American country have in common?  Answer: Paul Hobbs.  Through my interview with Paul, I learned about his love of wine and interest in making interesting wines from interesting regions around…