One of my favorite parts of the Wine Bloggers Conference a couple weeks ago was meeting people from different parts of the United States and the World. One of those people was the Dallas Wine Chick and I regret not having more time to talk with her about just how exciting Texas wine is becoming. The Wine Bloggers Conference was the same weekend as TEXSOM, which is probably where most Texas wine lovers were. McPherson Cellars is located in Lubbock and their 2015 Piquepoul Blan
Wine Bloggers Conference '16 - Day Three & Four
Is it already over? Hard to believe isn't it. I had every intention of writing this post Saturday night but then there was an after party and then there was recovering from the most awesome conference I've ever been to. Saturday morning was filled with courses on Social Media but the true star was 'da bear. He was sporting some swag by Do Good Distillery. After exploring Lodi on my own for lunch I returned for a guided tasting of Wines from Alsace with May from In the Grape.
Wine Bloggers Conference '16 - Day Two
Yesterday was great, but somehow today was even better. The day started out with a keynote by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. Her humor was a perfect start to the day. Afterwards we got to hear from the winemakers at Michael-David, Lange Twins Winery and Bokisch Vineyards about growing grapes and making wine in Lodi. The panel was moderated by Mark Chandler the mayor of Lodi. There was also a morning panel on The Truth About Viticulture, which had a lively discussion and di
Wine Bloggers Conference '16 - Day One
What a great way to start a weekend. I'm attending the Wine Bloggers Conference for the first time and I lucked out because it is in my backyard, Lodi. The day started out with a carpool out of SFO with Amanda of Around the World in 80 Harvests, Doug of Wine and Food World and Elizabeth of Sincerely Wine. It was a great car trip and those are hard to come by. The opening night reception was held at Mohr-Fry Ranches. I didn't get to see a peacock, but i did get to see beautifu
Rocky Mountain Wine
Colorado is another state that many people don't think of as a wine region, but they actually have a few different wine regions in the state and two federally recognized AVA's. About a decade ago I had the opportunity to try Creekside Cellars Robusto and it is a wine that I will remember forever because of it's rich taste and full body flavor. Creekside Cellars doesn't release a Robusto every year (it's their proprietary Bordeaux blend) but when they do it's worth picking up.