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Pour A Small Glass Of Chilled White Wine

Few drinks are more refreshing on a hot afternoon than a glass of chilled white wine. Sauvignon Blanc or a steely Chardonnay are my go-to varietals when the warm waters of San Pablo Bay send anabatic summer winds racing over the Carneros. They blow past Wine Adventure base camp like a freight train on fire, creating conditions that make it […]

Prime Time At Elizabeth Spencer Wines

Elizabeth Spencer Wines operates their tasting room in a small brick cottage on the southeast corner of Highway 29 and Rutherford Road in Napa Valley. Perhaps the only building in the area of comparable size is the tiny Rutherford Post Office across the street, which shares a parking lot with the Rutherford Grill. But things are changing […]

Become A Scratch & Sniff Wine Expert – Book Review

We’re kicking off a new feature at Wine Adventure Journal – book reviews! Each month we’ll present a new title that will be of interest to those who love wine, food, travel and the world of adjacent amusements. We’re getting started with an educational and very funny primer on the subject of enjoying wine and […]

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 […]

Flying With Corkscrews

Flying with corkscrews has become a Wine Adventure in the years since 9/11. Those of us who carry on luggage and drink wine from bottles with corks have left more corkscrews in hotel rooms than Gideons have left Bibles. But TSA carry on regulations are evolving. It’s now possible to carry on corkscrews if you have the […]

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 […]