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La Crema Winery: There’s a Reason for its Popularity

La Crema Winery is part of Sonoma-based Jackson Family Estates, owned by Laura Jackson-Giron and her sister Jennifer Jackson. Located in the Russian River Valley and established in 1979, the winery specializes in pinot noir and chardonnay from cool-climate vineyards throughout California. Read more...

Inaugural Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival is BIG!

The inaugural Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival premieres this weekend, Sept. 19 to 21. Look for a world-class lineup of epicurean events, with a VIP Launch Party at Red O, a Daytime Festival at Newport Beach Civic Center, and a Closing Party at Sherman Library & Gardens. Read more...

Must-Try Wine of Week: 2013 Domaine de Triennes Rosé of Provence France

Chilled dry rosé is the perfect wine for the dog days of summer. In fact, its tastes like summer. Known for its fresh aromas and flavors, rosé is the world’s most versatile food companion, complimenting all the fare of summer, including sausages, hamburgers, grilled chicken, crab or shrimp Louis, and a BLT sandwich piled high with heirloom tomatoes. Read more...

Two New Useful Wine Apps

Here are a couple of very useful new wine apps, and one of them is free. Read more...

Winemaking Leftovers Become Inspired Snacks

Wild California Crisps is a new, healthy, baked snack made from flour milled from the seeds and skins of Sonoma County wine grapes. Created by brothers Mike and Tom Keefer, and friend Dan Brinker, the snack makes use of the winemaking residue known as pomace, which primarily ends in up landfills. Wineries produce pomace in large quantities, amounting to one ton for every five tons of grapes crushed. Read more...

Must-Try Wine of the Week: 2012 Formaglini Vineyards La Quercia Block Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Those who read my Thursday post on Santa Ana wine grower David de Lancellotti know that today’s Must-Try wine is the inaugural 100-case release from his Formaglini Vineyards in the Chehalem Mountains appellation of Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley. The ideal 2012 growing season resulted in phenomenal Oregon pinot, boosting the interest in this introductory release. Read more...

Orange County’s David de Lancellotti Releases Inaugural Formaglini Vineyards Pinot Noir

The Wine Dudes recently had the opportunity to talk with Santa Ana resident, David de Lancellotti, a very animated and passionate wine grower. He told us of how, on a 2006 trip to the Willamette Valley to visit his brother Paul’s de Lancellotti Family Vineyards, he’d spied an abandoned Christmas tree farm for sale in the Chehalem Mountains. It was adjacent to the well-known Calkins Lane Vineyard owned by Adelsheim Vineyard, and seemed like a perfect site for growing pinot noir. For David, it was an opportunity for his own family project, and he planted his first three acres of vines there in 2007. Read more...

Oregon’s Cardwell Hill Cellars Has Orange County Roots

A surprisingly large number of winery owners reside in Orange County, as many as 20. I profiled Greg Sanders of Corona Del Mar and White Rose Estate previously in this blog, and now introduce you to my neighbors, the Chapels, who own Cardwell Hill Cellars. Read more...

Must Try Wine of the Week: Edi Simcic 2010 Malvazija, Goriska Brda, Slovenia

As Monty Python would say, “and now for something completely different.” As with most European wine regions, the vineyards in Slovenia go back to Roman times. And, in fact, grapes were planted in Slovenia before either France, Germany, or Spain. Read more...

Matches Made in Heaven, Dessert Edition

In Tuesday’s blog, I discussed matching wines with difficult-to-pair vegetables such as asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and artichokes. I also offered suggestions for what to drink with sushi, and salty fare. Now let’s talk about the most important part of the meal—dessert. Read more...

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