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We discovered Loring Wine Company at the 2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Gala. They specialize in pretty good pinot noir. When our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to come taste the latest relea...

We discovered Loring Wine Company at the 2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Gala. They specialize in pretty good pinot noir. When our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to come taste the latest relea...

We thoroughly enjoyed tasting Pali's wines in June, so when Artisan Wine Depot invited us, we jumped at the chance. On the Saturday before Christmas the store was busy, but we were patient.  OK, no we weren't. Pali Wines Returns to Artisan Wine Dep

We thoroughly enjoyed tasting Pali's wines in June, so when Artisan Wine Depot invited us, we jumped at the chance. On the Saturday before Christmas the store was busy, but we were patient. OK, no we weren't. Pali Wines Returns to Artisan Wine Dep

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to a tour of the southern hemisphere.  Wines from Chile, New Zealand, and South Africa were on the menu.  Rather than doing an impossibly long review, we'll just focus on our favorites.  The Arboleda 2

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to a tour of the southern hemisphere. Wines from Chile, New Zealand, and South Africa were on the menu. Rather than doing an impossibly long review, we'll just focus on our favorites. The Arboleda 2

I was originally going to write one long review of the Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 Gala tasting, but when the story broke through 1,000 words, I decided two parts would be the best approach.  On May 17 we drove 90 miles south to the Santa Lucia H

I was originally going to write one long review of the Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 Gala tasting, but when the story broke through 1,000 words, I decided two parts would be the best approach. On May 17 we drove 90 miles south to the Santa Lucia H

On May 16 we made our way to Salinas. Mainly known for being "America's salad bowl" and the home of John Steinbeck, this little town has recently become the gateway to the Santa Lucia Highlands. We...

On May 16 we made our way to Salinas. Mainly known for being "America's salad bowl" and the home of John Steinbeck, this little town has recently become the gateway to the Santa Lucia Highlands. We...

Garagiste (n): "a group of innovative winemakers in the Bordeaux region, producing "Vins de garage", "Garage wine". A group emerged in the mid-1990s in reaction to the traditional style of red Bordeaux wine, which is highly tannic and requires long a

Garagiste (n): "a group of innovative winemakers in the Bordeaux region, producing "Vins de garage", "Garage wine". A group emerged in the mid-1990s in reaction to the traditional style of red Bordeaux wine, which is highly tannic and requires long a

Wine bargain of the month: Joel Gott 2012 sauvignon blanc http://californiawinefan.com/wine-bargain-month/    Joel Gott 2012 sauvignon blanc ($8.99) is easily our wine bargain of the month.  Available at this price at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View.  The wine has aromas of grapefruit and lime with white peaches on the palate.  A hint o

Wine bargain of the month: Joel Gott 2012 sauvignon blanc http://californiawinefan.com/wine-bargain-month/ Joel Gott 2012 sauvignon blanc ($8.99) is easily our wine bargain of the month. Available at this price at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View. The wine has aromas of grapefruit and lime with white peaches on the palate. A hint o

Kunal Mittal of LXV Wines  reviewed at http://californiawinefan.com/paso-robles-garagiste-festival-2014-not-pinot-noir/

Kunal Mittal of LXV Wines reviewed at http://californiawinefan.com/paso-robles-garagiste-festival-2014-not-pinot-noir/

This is part 1 of our review of the ten Virginia wineries. Here we'll look at Virginia white wines at Siduri June 23.  Here we'll look at white and sparkling wines.  Before we get into the tasting notes, here's where the wineries are located. (We'

This is part 1 of our review of the ten Virginia wineries. Here we'll look at Virginia white wines at Siduri June 23. Here we'll look at white and sparkling wines. Before we get into the tasting notes, here's where the wineries are located. (We'

Friday, August 8, we were thrilled to attend a very special tasting of pinot noir and chardonnay at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View.  As co-owner James Tran said to us, →  We nodded happily in ...

Friday, August 8, we were thrilled to attend a very special tasting of pinot noir and chardonnay at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View. As co-owner James Tran said to us, → We nodded happily in ...

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