Yearly Archives: 2013

Happy New Year!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe it is already 2014. (Well, it will be 2014 by the time most of you read this New Year’s Eve posting.) The year flew by and was chock full of STUFF. Much of 2013’s STUFF was good stuff: a great time at Passport 2013 in El […]

Copyright David Locicero 2013

David Locicero at Stage Left Cellars

I will be selling and signing my books this coming Saturday, December 7, from 11am until 5pm at Stage Left Cellars in Oakland. Come on over to Stage Left and sample their wines, which are very good, meet some great folks and say “Hi”. I will be selling all of my books: Pour Me Another, […]

Mass Production Wines vs Small Lot Wines

Madeline Puckette, the source of wit and wisdom at, a great blog by the way, recently posted 6 Misunderstood Things About Wine. In the post Madeline covers some “myths” about wine. I don’t know how many of these are actually prevalent myths. I would like to weigh in on the subject of aging wines. […]

Displaying and Storing Your Wine

The design website recently published this feature about displaying your wine. I have to say I am of two minds about this subject. On the one hand, as a wine enthusiast who believes, and has argued before, that wine is not for collecting, but is for drinking, I was annoyed. On the other hand, […]

Wine & Food Pairing

I have a favorite wine pairing. You can’t beat it. It beats red wine and chocolate. It beats Cabernet Sauvignon and steak. It beats Savignon Blanc and oysters. My favorite wine pairing is wine with a glass. While pairing the right wine with the right food can enhance the experience of both, I am coming […]


With Apologies – Sorry For My Absence

My heavens I have been a bad wine blogger! My abject apologies! It all boils down to Sloth. Can’t blame Life, or Health or other Outside Forces. No. It is Sloth, plain and simple. But I will make an oath, here and now, that I shall be posting more often! We have been drinking through […]

Visiting An Old Favorite And A New Favorite Sierra Foothills Winery

We recently ventured east again for a day trip to the Sierra Foothills to pick up some wine club membership shipments. We have memberships with both of the wineries that I’ll be discussing. We pay for these memberships ourselves. Our trip took us to four different wineries, all of which we enjoy, but these two […]

Ruggero Mastroserio is both a talented winemaker and a talented musician

Snob or Geek?

Forbes online edition recently published this article, Wine Snob or Wine Geek? In it they list the typical characteristics of each “type”. It is a brief humorous piece. But are those the only two options for people who like wine? Snob or Geek? Really? And it seems to me that the distinction between Snob or […]

Summary of Our Passport 2013 Experience

The El Dorado Winery Association, knows how to put on an event. The Association’s 2013 Passport event the past two weekends was a success for me and my merry band of tasters. The overarching theme was “Fame”, which manifested as Hollywood movie themes of varying intensity from winery to winery. At some wineries, the theme […]

View of the vineyard at Mastroserio Winery, in the Fairplay region. (c)2013 David Locicero

I will be live Tweeting Passport 2013. Follow me on Twitter for the fun.

El Dorado County Passport 2013

I will be “live Tweeting” my El Dorado County Passport 2013 experience on the weekend of April 20 and 21. I will be leading a small, merry band of Gold Country wine enthusiasts through the back roads of El Dorado County. With over 30 different participating wineries, we’ll be hard pressed to select which wineries […]