At a wine tasting event…

…not all who attend are wine nerds. From my own observations, people attend wine tasting events for one of the following reasons: to network (rubbing shoulders…

Napa 2014 – Shaken and baked

Napa 2014 – Shaken and baked

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, and as if it wasn’t bad enough with one calamity in a year, Napa just had its third…

California wines – Going beyond familiarity

California wines – Going beyond familiarity

I know the day will come when an elderly looking man presents his range of everyday drinking wines made from a lesser-known region. Bottles of…

Frank Family Vineyards – With a personality

Frank Family Vineyards – With a personality

One of the toughest pretence in life is to love without feeling, to share without giving and to speak without thinking. Well, perhaps not so…

Argentina, not just Malbec

Argentina, not just Malbec

Think Argentina and think Malbec. That was the tagline commonly used to get people acquainted with Argentinian wines. While the French originated thick skin inky…

Half way round the globe – American wines

Half way round the globe – American wines

In an earlier post on my trip to Napa Valley, I wrote “If you ask almost anyone to name a source region for America’s wines, there…