BÖEN offers three unique Pinot Noir selections that take your palate on a journey along the Pacific Coast, from Santa Barbara to Monterey to Sonoma’s Russian River Valley.
After enjoying the Erbaluce from the northwestern part of Italy, we move south to Sicily and begin our next adventure of the alphabet wine challenge with Frappato.
Dolcetto, which translates to “little sweet one,” is actually not sweet at all and is a dry red from Piedmont in northwestern Italy.
The next wine in our alphabetical challenge is Barbera! Ah, Barbera. It is such a great food-friendly wine, and it is easy on the wallet, too!
It’s a warm summer evening, and you have the grill fired up and your favorite tunes playing in the background. Check here for what wine you need to complete the scene.
A Trader Joe’s wine tasting has turned up a fantastic white, a surprising Brunello, two bargain-priced Amarones that are repeat buys, and two that are on the “do not call back” list.
Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon is the result of a scandalous affair between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc?
We can find any reason to celebrate with a bottle of wine. Today, we acknowledge Ferragosto, a national holiday in Italy that marks the start of its vacation period, spawns an array of local festivals, and sends Italians flocking to the beaches and mountains to celebrate. So,… Continue Reading “The Baby Amarone”
Last month, I received an e-mail notification from Stryker Sonoma. “After 17 years of successful operations, Stryker Sonoma’s proprietor, Pat Stryker, has sold the Stryker Sonoma winery…So it is with gratitude to you, our loyal customers, that we say goodbye. The property sold this week… Continue Reading “Farewell Stryker…Thanks for the Memories”
If you think Tequila and Corona Light are the drink of choice in Mexico, think again! We just returned from a week-long vacation in Cancun and we found ourselves pleasantly surprised with our introduction to Mexican wine.