Had the pleasure of tasting through the Mora Estate wines with Fabiano Ramaci. His Amarone is the first from the US and its rich thick succulent character will make you fall in love with this beautiful blend as he did years ago in Italy. The only thing more beautiful...

Free Puppies

As seen at my new favorite tasting room in Sonoma... More from my appellation adventures in this region.

Sonoma Square Tasting

If you are a responsible driver and just tasting in the Sonoma square, you have many tasty options. Adobe Road and Charles Creek have small production yet bigger varietals like cab and zin. R2 has Rhone varietals from the best places in California. Walt is for...



Get your Italian varietal fix at VJB who not only has varietals like Sangiovese and Barbera, but also an Italian style deli, and Prosecco. Aaaaaah, Prosecco. Do you need anything else? Are there other bubbles more profoundly approachable and lightly crisp and...

Hold The Mayo

Hold The Mayo

I mean hold it close to your heart. The Mayo Family Winery, who has been making wines for generations and all family employees, serves one winner after another and varietals across the board. Their Sauv Blanc has a wonderful crisp acidity yet not overwhelming in...

Epicurean Connection

Those of you in search of deliciously flavorful food lovingly prepared by a chef that cares and uses all fresh ingredients should walk past Sunflower Caffe and turn the corner. The Epicurean Connection is gonna give you that fix and more. They not only make their own...

B Wise

The tasting room experience at B Wise is exquisite. Not just because the wines are delightful and well-crafted. But also because the tasting room attendant was amazingly helpful, informative, and excited about the wines. Ironically, that last one matters more than the...

Pinot Saves

You know who you are… you pinot noir apostles. You flock to the coast and cooler climates where you find more brethren. You worship this single grape above all others. Then, your dark side covets Merlot in a styrofoam cup from a greasy burger pit. Make haste! Get thee...

Cottage Inn & Spa

Cheers to the lovely and lively Paula at Cottage Inn & Spa in Sonoma because if it were not for her daily recommendations and constant directions and suggestions, I'd be drinking mediocre wine. We all know life is too short for that! More from my appellation...