Category: Activities & Events

Family Winemakers Tasting: August 21, Oakland

Way back when hundreds or even thousands of us all gathered fecklessly in enclosed spaces without masks, pressing the flesh

2022 Petaluma Gap Wind to Wine Festival: August 13, Petaluma

When it comes to the relationship between place and the wine in your glass, there’s an awful lot of talk

2022 Taste of Sonoma Celebration: June 25, Santa Rosa, CA

Let’s hope the warm weather is here to stay for a little while in California, if only because it makes

Taste Natural Wines from Women Winemakers at WINeFare: June 4, San Francisco

It’s been a long road to get here. And let’s be clear, we aren’t anywhere close to being where we

The Garagiste Wine Festival: April 30, Sonoma

Hey wine lover! Yeah, you. Wanna go taste some interesting wines this coming Saturday? And by interesting, I mean probably

2022 Napa Wine Library Tasting: April 24, Napa

Spring is in the air, folks, and a lot less virus. And it’s not just the flowers that are blossoming,

Introducing the Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience, May 20-22

Seeing the resumption of wine and food events warms my heart. But in addition to the perennial events that many

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: May 20-22, Philo, CA

Exciting things are happening in Anderson Valley. Regular readers will know this thanks to my fairly comprehensive report on the

Back to the Zinfandel Experience: March 25-27, San Francisco

Public wine tasting events are back, and the folks from Zinfandel Advocates and Producers have appropriately purloined Back to the

2022 Hospice du Rhône: April 22-23, Paso Robles, CA

It’s been a long time in coming, but I’m pleased to say that I’m going to start posting about wine

The Judgment of Napa: Tasting Napa Blind Against the World’s Greatest Wines

On May 24th, 1976, a couple of ex-pats living in Paris rented the courtyard of the Intercontinental hotel for a

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Wine Writing in 2020: Where Do We Stand?

The pandemic has disrupted and ruined so many well-laid plans. One of mine was to attend the Wine Media Conference

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Explore The Spectrum of Napa Cabernet With Me, Sept 8th

UPDATE: This event was rescheduled from its earlier date and will now be held on September 8th at 10:00 AM

WINeFare Women in Natural Wine Tasting: March 7, San Francisco

The wine world, tied as it is to cultural and historical traditions (or boat anchors, depending on your point of

2020 Sonoma Garagiste Festival: February 15, Sonoma

One of my favorite pastimes involves tasting wines made by small winemakers who either are just beginning their journeys to

Vinography Images: Mirror to the Sky

Mirror to the Sky SANTA YNEZ, CA: Reflections on the irrigation pond at Grimm’s Bluff Vineyard & Winery are viewed

2020 Zinfandel Experience: February 1, San Francisco

Once upon a time, there was a lonely grape, taken far from its homeland in Croatia, planted in a strange

Top 100 Tasting Comes to NYC for the First Time: January 14th

Once per year I wax rhapsodic about what I feel is the single best publicly available one-day wine tasting event

2019 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting: October 10, San Francisco

There are wine tastings, and then there are wine tastings. The annual Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Tasting is