Tag: tasting

Tasting the Wines of Lodi

I suppose you might measure my enthusiasm (or insanity) for learning about wine by the glee with which I look

The Best Wines of the Year: Tasting the Wine & Spirits Top 100

The difference between a good public wine tasting and a bad one can be quite dramatic. The bad ones are

Lodi Wine Festival on Treasure Island: October 11, San Francisco

I have been quite happy to see an increase in the frequency and number of public wine tastings held by

Tasting Notes for Top Champagnes of the World

You might call me a born-again Champagne fanatic. There was a time when I didn’t care for the stuff, but

Monterey Wine Festival 2009: October 1-2, Monterey, CA

Wine tastings come and go, and while most are a good opportunity to taste a wide range of wines of

Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting, 2009: October 14, San Francisco

I beat the drum a lot about public wine tastings. They are the best way for wine lovers to educate

California’s Best Boutique Wines: Tasting Family Winemakers 2009

For those unfamiliar, Family Winemakers is a marketing association that represents family owned wineries throughout California. By virtue of its

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: September 4-6, 2009

Most people, when they come visit me in San Francisco and ask to be taken to wine country, assume that

Family Winemakers Tasting 2009: August 23, San Francisco

in San Francisco has as one of its many claims to fame that it is the single largest tasting of

Napa Wine Library Tasting: August 16, Napa

Serious wine lovers in the San Francisco Bay area get several opportunities each year to indulge their passions for wine.

Tasting Oregon Riesling…At the International Pinot Noir Celebration?

Adulterous. Maybe a little sneaky, and a tiny bit rebellious. There I was at the International Pinot Noir Celebration in

Notes from the Al Fresco Tasting at IPNC 2009

I go to a lot of wine tastings, and have come to really appreciate those that are done right. It

SF Chefs. Food. Wine. Weekend: August 6-9, San Francisco

For a town as food and wine rich as San Francisco is, the city has few large public celebrations of

The Joy of Spätlese: Tasting the 2008 German and Austrian Vintage from Terry Theise

The wine world needs more people like Terry Theise, the man I call the Shakespeare of Terroir. It’s so easy

The Best Pinot Noir in California?: Tasting Pinot Days 2009

The Pinot Days grand tasting event, which took place yesterday at Fort Mason in San Francisco, brings together one of

International Pinot Noir Conference: July 24-26, McMinnville, OR

There are wine tastings, and then there are wine tastings. And then, there are experiences that completely transcend a bunch

Pinot Days Festival and Tasting: June 24-28, San Francisco

It’s hard to believe there was once a time that San Francisco had no major public wine tasting focused on

Golden Glass Tasting: June 21, San Francisco

There aren’t many “secret” public wine tastings in San Francisco, but for several years, the Golden Glass tasting was about

The Best Wine in Washington State: Notes from Taste Washington 2009

The first week of April I got the opportunity to do an “immersion” course in Washington State wine. No, this