Wine Adventure Journal

Adventures In The World Of Wine And Adjacent Amusements

Welcome to the May edition of Wine Adventure Journal's Monthly Harvest Newsletter - a recap of our most recent articles and adventures plus a splash of news and coming events.

Photo credit: Fresh bread and olive oil on the table, Bistro Don Giovanni, Napa, California. Our destination of the month for May.

News and Comment

Just about all wine venues are now open for tours and tastings in California, hopefully where you are too! Get out and support your local wine country establishments.

California drought is being made worse by state policies that send water to the ocean rather than to farms and communities. Many farmers are cutting back on amount of acreage planted due to lack of water. The net effect on wine grape production still up in the air as state prepares for a potentially extreme fire season.

May Holidays & Events

May 15 - 16 Lodi Wine and Chocolate Weekend (Lodi, CA)

May 27 National Chardonnay Day (US)

Latest Articles and Adventures
Book Of The Month - Big Macs & Burgundy
Our May Book Of The Month selection is Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings For The Real World by Vanessa Price and Adam Laukhuf. Does your daily diet break the mold…
Wine Of The Week - Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018
Our Wine Of The Week is Ramey Russian River Chardonnay 2018. Those familiar with Chardonnay from this part of Sonoma County, California, will recognize characteristics of the area at first sip.…
It's International Sauvignon Blanc Day 2021!
International Sauvignon Blanc Day comes around the first Friday of May each year, perfectly timed with the arrival of warm afternoons in most of the world. I’m enjoying a favorite…
Featured Destination: Bistro Don Giovanni in Napa
Our May Featured Destination is Bistro Don Giovanni, a favorite Napa Valley eatery on Highway 29 about 10 minutes north of downtown Napa (see map below). Known as Don Gio’s…

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