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Vineyard Visibility: Michael David Winery Improves Results With Aerial Imaging

Despite the bucolic setting of the average vineyard, risk can be everywhere. Sun-dappled views through the vines can make for inspiring and great pictures. But for professional winemakers, those romantic scenes can hide the potential for drought, disease and pests that can disrupt production and, ultimately, business results.   Many of these risks, such as […]

Mission Bay Wine & Cheese Shop Rolls Out Online Store

NEWS RELEASE   San Francisco sister store to Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant and Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant fights coronavirus with new online shop   San Francisco, CA, April 3, 2020 — As the recently opened Mission Bay Wine & Cheese in San Francisco had been working to add e-commerce to its web site, the […]

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2017 Las Perdices Malbec (Agrelo, Argentina)

2017 Las Perdices Malbec (Agrelo, Argentina). Violet/floral with oak characteristics on the nose. Soft plum and smooth tannins. Easy drinking! Purchased on sale for $12.99 (originally $15.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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Alcohol Beverage Labeling and Advertising Regulations Final Rule

NEWS RELEASE   On April 2, 2020, we will publish a final rule to address certain proposals included in Notice 176, Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages. The final rule is effective 30 days from date of publication in the Federal Register.   We recognize that industry […]

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Headsnapper sparkling rosé

Like fresh summer Rainier cherries finishing with a hint of clove on the palate. Strong enough to stand on its own. but also makes a great dinner wine with a pizza or tomatoes. Can make you feel like you’re at the beach even if you’re on your couch in self-isolation. $7.99 Safeway — KP

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2017 Jeanne Marie Chardonnay (California)

This page may display improperly due to transition to new, upgraded server. We anticipate the issue  will be remedied soon. 2017 Jeanne Marie Chardonnay (California)   Oaky nose, pear, melon, butter, and oak on the palate. Good balance between oak and fruit (though I’m not the biggest fan of the oaky nose, it tasted nice). […]

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Humor: Recurring nightmare, COVID version

Source: xkcd

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2016 Cantina Sociale Cesanese del Piglio Cerciole (Lazio, Italy)

2016 Cantina Sociale Cesanese del Piglio Cerciole (Lazio, Italy). Tart cherry and blackberry, with a little earthiness and spice. Enjoyable! Purchased on sale for $13.99 (originally $18.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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Bogle Vineyards Bolsters Executive Team with Hiring of New Vice President of Sales

NEWS RELEASE   Clarksburg, Calif. – With its second significant hire in the past month, Bogle Vineyards and Winery has announced it has selected Dan Ewer to assume the role of Vice President of Sales.   As the head of sales for Bogle Vineyards, Ewer will lead sales teams responsible for the Bogle, Phantom and […]

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2016 Louis Guntrum Dry Riesling (Rheinhessen, Germany)

2016 Louis Guntrum Dry Riesling (Rheinhessen, Germany) Floral, peach, citrus/lemon, and slate. Semi-dry, but the sharp acidity balances it out nicely. The citrus lingers on the finish. Enjoyable! Purchased on sale for $13.99 (originally $17.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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