Yearly Archives: 2012

Post, Post, Where Are The Posts?

Yes, it has been a while since I posted much here, which I feel bad about.  But no regrets. I’ve been working feverishly on completing my second book, Wine 101: An Introduction to Wine and Wine Tasting.  The book will be released at the end of this month. It has been a sprint here at the […]

Cover for Wine 101: An Introduction to Wine and Wine Tasting

41pWiUTgG3L._BO2204203200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-clickTopRight35-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_ Pour Me Another At A Discount has realized that Barnes & Noble is selling my book for only $15.45…so they have matched that price! If you haven’t bought the best selling book, now’s a good time.  And remember, it makes a great gift! Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines 2011 9780615467832: David S Locicero: Books. […]

Wine Is A Beverage Not A Financial Investment

I recently read a blog post by the engaging Madeline Puckette, the moving force behind which irked me.  Madeline is a fun and knowledgeable wine expert and her posts rarely irk me.  Check out her site.  I recommend it highly.  But the post in question offered tips for those wanting to collect wine. The […]

Use wine to invest in relationships. The pay off will be huge!

Pour Me Another Available at Barnes & Noble

Can you believe it? The 90 days in the Amazon Kindle Select program is over!  How much fun was that? Not much as it turns out.  The 90 days of Amazon exclusivity is over and now I can let you know, once again, that  Pour Me Another is available not only at Amazon (as a […]

Sparkling Wines

10 Great Hot Weather Wines from Gold Country

It is finally Summer and the temperature is rising.  What wines do you drink when the temperature is up?  I know what I drink, and I thought I’d share with you my “go to” hot weather wines from California’s Sierra Foothills.   White Wines, Duh Well, it’s kind of a “no brainer” to suggest drinking […]

5 Essentials For A Successful Wine Tasting Weekend

It is officially Summer and I’m sure your mind is wandering in the neighborhood of “where can we go for vacation?” Well, if two weeks in Hawaii or Europe or Australia aren’t in your budget, how about a long weekend in Sierra Foothills for some wine tasting?  The weather is warm. The people are warm. […]

Go with a loved one or a group, it's alot more fun!

Placerville & Sacramento Valley Rail Road

Train Rides in Gold Country

Okay, this isn’t about wine.  But it is an incredibly fun activity in Gold Country, especially if you have kids or a fascination with trains. The Placerville & Sacramento Valley Rail Road, celebrates 150 years in operation this year.  The volunteer organization that maintains the rail road offers train rides on the weekends.  They operate […]

Red Wine, Rock & Roll and Book Signing at Crystal Basin Cellars

Thanks to the fine folks at Crystal Basin Cellars, I will be selling and signing my book at their Public Release Party on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from noon to 5pm or until the books sell out.  Crystal Basin is one of the few El Dorado wineries making a sparkling wine, which is a great warm […]

DeLong Metro Wine Map

California Wine Map

The makers of the highly regarded Metro Wine Map of France have done it again.  This time they have created a Metro Wine Map of California.  The maps are done in the style of Paris metro maps, with major stops indicating wine making locations and key information about local grapes easily located.  Each region is […]