We have visited most of the wine regions in the United States. Texas is closest to the West Coast in overall wine quality. The High Plains near Lubbock, where most […]
Our travels this year took us through Southern Oregon, Southern Idaho, the Upper Midwest, Wisconsin and then south through Chicago, Kansas City, Texas and points west. When not tasting wine […]
I spent much of this year exploring emerging regions in the U.S., especially in the Upper Midwest where only the cold-hardy, non-vinifera grapes will survive the winters. While these regions […]
We arrived home in San Diego after 6 months on the road, just in time to see the sunset over San Diego Bay out our back window. After 10,000 miles, […]
Kansas City is best known for its distinctive barbecue–they take it very seriously. Real smokehouses, a tomato-based sauce thickened with molasses, and featuring burnt ends as their specialty, KC is one […]
Regular readers of this blog know we’re most interested in small wineries making unique, distinctive wines. We also indulge in some criticism of large industrial wineries and their tendency to […]
We’re attending the Wine Blogger’s Conference in Santa Rosa this weekend. If you’re attending as well don’t hesitate to say hello.