What is decanting? Do I need to do it? Decanting is just pouring the wine from the bottle into another container, usually a really cool glass container. And no, you don’t NEED to decant your wine, but the extra step can have amazing results. Decanters come in many shapes. Some are downright pieces of art! … More Let’s Talk About Decanting
In honor of Kentucky Derby weekend I’d like to tell you about one of my favorite wineries in Paso Robles, Thacher Winery. On this weekend every year Thacher hosts a Kentucky Derby wine pick-up party, as their property is known as Kentucky Ranch. Guests get to watch the Kentucky Derby in Thacher’s killer 1920’s barn. … More Winery Highlight: Thacher Winery
You’ve decided to take a trip to beautiful California wine country and you can’t decide which region to visit, Napa or Paso Robles. I visit both regions often and love them both for different reasons. Let’s start with some basic information on each region. Napa: 45,000 acres of grapes 33 soil types 34 wine varietals … More Napa or Paso Robles?
The first time I went wine tasting I noticed that the person pouring the wine gave us different glasses when we switched from white to red wines. I wondered why. I mean, somebody has to wash all those glasses! Why are red wine glasses bigger? Why are sparkling wine glasses skinny? And does it even … More The Shape of Wine Glasses – does it really matter?
This past weekend my husband and I went to Paso Robles, CA for Vintage Paso Weekend. It used to be called Zinfandel Weekend because it honors Paso’s heritage varietal, Zinfandel. There are events at over 100 wineries, a Zinposium and a Z Afterparty. Zinfandel is one of the most versatile food wines. I love pairing … More Vintage Paso Weekend
One of the less glamorous wine topics, but oh so important, is that of wine storage. Purchasing wine is an investment, so you want to protect that investment. When I was new to wine and started purchasing bottles to take home I didn’t have anywhere to put them. I instinctively knew that they should be … More Proper Wine Storage
My husband & I took a trip up to Paso Robles last week and decided to try a couple of new wineries. With over 250 wineries to choose from the task can seem a bit daunting, but choice is a good thing because that means there is something for everyone’s palate and budget. I’d been … More Winery Highlight: Parrish Family Vineyard