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Tasting Notes: 2015 Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé

Making its way to the Wine Adventure tasting table during our recent days of warm Northern California weather is the 2015 Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé. This is an affordable (about $20) French blush from the Côtes de Provence AOC (Appellation de’Origin Contrôlée) along France’s southeastern coast (see map below, hat tip Wine Folly). Rosé makes up about […]

Wine Question: Pinching Pennies While Wine Tasting

Wine tasting is fun, but the costs can add up over a full day in wine country. Welcome to the Wine Question Of The Week submitted by our blog and social media followers. Question: “The cost of a visit to wine country has gone up considerably over the years. Do you have any suggestions for cutting expenses […]

Wine Question: Touring Wine Country By Car

Welcome to the Wine Question Of The Week submitted by our blog and social media followers. There are many ways to get around in wine country, this question pertains to touring wine country by car. Question: “We’re touring wine country by car next weekend, driving there and back from home. What should we pack specifically for traveling by […]

Aerator Adventure at Beringer Vineyards

Great tasting room Wine Adventures typically feature great ambiance, friendly and knowledgeable service, and of course – great wine. Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena has long been a favorite tour and tasting room stop for Napa Valley locals as well as out-of-towners because a visit offers all those benefits. Founded in 1876, the grounds are an historical […]

Wine Question: Storing Wine At Home

Welcome to our Wine Question Of The Week submitted by our blog and social media followers. Storing wine at home can be tricky, here are some tips for keeping wine in good condition until you’re ready to pull the work. Question: “What are good methods for storing wine at home when you don’t have a wine cave or […]

Tasting Notes: 2014 Kistler Vineyards Chardonnay

Kistler Vineyards appears frequently on lists of the finest Chardonnay produced in America or anywhere else. That Kistler’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are world-class is no news to those who have been enjoying wines made by the Sebastopol-based family operation since the 1970’s. Their dedication to featuring the unique location and micro-climate of individual vineyards results […]