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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

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 […]

Wine and Food Pairing: mixed success

The other evening, my partner and I joined some friends at a dinner party in the City.  (For those of you who don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area, “The City” always refers to San Francisco in local parlance.)  Our hosts requested that we bring the wine.  Now that I’ve written a book about […]

Dinner is served

Gold Country Wine Drive No. 1

Many people I speak with about Gold Country wines are unaware that there are wineries in Amador and El Dorado counties.  Some don’t even have a clear idea of where Gold Country is.  So, I thought I would do a series of posts with recommended drives through various parts of Gold Country, with suggestions about […]

Pour Me Another, Sutter Creek Area


Malvasia Bianca

Sera Fina Cellars, about whom I’ve written before, also makes this (spoiler alert!) lovely, sweet white.  It is made from the malvasia grape, yet another grape variety that I was unfamiliar with until recently.  The malvasia grape is grown in Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, and the Canary Islands among other locations.  There are both white and […]