Tag Archives : California Wines

Kindle for Christmas?

Did you get a new Kindle for Christmas? Then you need something to read. If you are wine-inclined, download one or both of my books onto your new Kindle! Wine 101: An Introduction to Wine and Wine Tasting is a fun and easy book covering the basics of wine. You’ll never be intimidated by wine snobs […]

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Wine Is A Beverage Not A Financial Investment

I recently read a blog post by the engaging Madeline Puckette, the moving force behind WineFolly.com 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 […]

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 […]

Sparkling Wines

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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. […]

Old Growth Vines in Amador County: Posts I Wish I’d Written

Oh, man, there are times when I read something really phenomenal about a subject I’m knowledgeable about and think, “Man, I wish I’d written this”.  Well, today I had just that experience. Patrick Frank, one of the writers at Palate Press, wrote a great piece about the old growth Zinfandel vines in Amador County that […]

Three Wineries to Carry Pour Me Another

I am happy to say that Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines will be available for purchase in three Gold Country wineries! In El Dorado County, Jodar Vineyards and Winery will be carrying my book.  In Amador County, both Sera Fina Cellars and Amador Cellars will be selling my book.  All […]

El Dorado County Passport Wine Event

The El Dorado Winery Association’s biggest event of the year, the Passport 2012, has been scheduled for the weekends of April 14-15 and April 21-22.  The Passport is two days of wine tasting and food pairings, this year with 32 participating wineries.  For a ticket price of only $65 per person, attendees can visit as many […]

Pour Me Another Kindle Edition Released!

As promised yesterday, the Kindle edition of Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines, the definitive guide to Gold Country wines, is now ready for purchase! The Kindle edition is basically the same as the paper back version, containing the same information about 68 different wineries in Amador and El Dorado County. […]

2011 Opinionated Wine Guide’s Year in Review

Ah, you can almost hear the siren song of the bloggers as they wrap up their year’s blogging exploits, successes and failures.  ‘Tis the time of year when we are all wont to reflect on our year just past and begin to plan for the year not yet arrived. And I’m no different. 2011 was […]

Detail of the wall o' wine at Scott Harvey's Sutter Creek tasting room