Category: Wine Activities

2016 Cab Fest Napa Valley Tasting: March 5th, Yountville, CA

Cabernet is King, say many winemakers and winegrowers in Northern California, and anyone who has visited Napa would have little

La Paulée de San Francisco (Burgundy Lover’s Delight): March 1-5, San Francisco

Every budding wine lover faces what can often seem like a daunting mountain to climb. There are so many wines

The 25th Annual Zinfandel Experience Tasting: February 27, San Francisco

I’m not exactly sure how long a particular event has to have been going on for it to be credibly

2016 International Alsace Varietals Festival: February 20, Boonville

With all the fanfare surrounding Cabernet and Pinot Noir coupled with the obsession this country seems to have with Chardonnay,

PinotFest Annual Tasting: November 21, San Francisco

One of the longest running wine tasting events in San Francisco is also one of its best. While the city

2015 Masters of Wine Champagne Tasting: September 28, San Francisco

In the villages of Champagne, harvest having taken place more than a week ago, the wine is already through its

2015 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting: October 20, San Francisco

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

I’m Teaching at Brooks University

Are you going to be anywhere near Oregon’s Willamette Valley on Sunday, September 13th? If so, you may want to

2015 Family Winemakers Tasting: August 16, San Francisco

Size isn’t everything, they say, but sometimes it’s mighty impressive. The yearly Family Winemakers tasting in San Francisco has as

Petaluma Gap Wine Tasting: August 8th, Petaluma, CA

The American Viticultural Area system that defines the legal geographic origins and labeling restrictions for American wine is, like all

2015 West Sonoma Coast Wine Festival: July 31 – August 2, Sebastopol, CA

Cool climate has become a popular catchphrase in the world of wine, thanks, in part, to global warming trends that

2015 Seven Percent Solution Tasting: May 6, San Francisco

There comes a point in every intrepid wine lover’s life when the well-traveled road must be left behind. One can

Book Signing on May 9th, at Raymond Vineyards in Napa

Hello everyone, especially you there in Napa and surrounding environs. I’m coming to town to do a book signing on

Tempranillo (and Gang) TAPAS Tasting: April 26, San Francisco

Given the similarities between the climates in Northern California and some parts of Spain and Portugal, one has to wonder

The Latitudes and Longitudes of Pinot Noir

Every year, just as Winter, or what passes for winter in southern California, begins to turn the corner towards Spring,

Rhone Rangers Tasting: March 28, Richmond, CA

Spring is in the air here in San Francisco. The plum and some cherry blossoms have already burst forth, those

Come Drink With Me in Santa Barbara: March 8, Les Marchands

There are cool wine stores. There are amazing wine bars. And then there is Les Marchands, the epitome of both

Come Chat with Me at the Wine Book Festival: Feb 20, St. Helena

If I had some extra time in my day, I’d probably spend it doing all the things that are on

In Pursuit of Balance 2015: New York, San Francisco, Houston, Japan!

There are public wine tasting events, and then there are public wine tasting events. Many consist of massive mob scenes