The Best foods at San Francisco’s Outside Lands

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

    San Francisco is a food lovers paradise with lots of great food options in restaurants, pop up markets and food trucks so it should be no surprise that Outside Lands, an annual  music festival in Golden Gate Park, is full of amazing food and drink options that go way beyond traditional festival food. […]

Hyland Estates Wine from Oregon

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Hyland Estates is located in the Willamette Valley of  Oregon in the foothills of the coastal range.  The winery is part of the McMinniville AVA has been around since 1970 and is one of the oldest vineyards in the Willamette Valley.  Based on their location, the vineyards have cool maritime air every evening resulting in […]

The Independent Spirit: Unique Wine from Vermont & Wisconsin

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

    The United States is the fourth largest wine producing country in the world after France Italy and Spain.  According to Wines & Vines Analytics, as of June 2014 there were a total of 7,946 wineries in the United States.  Not surprisingly, California produces 89% of  American wine and has 3,782 wineries  but wine […]

Why Wine Blogs Matter

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by vinogger  |  5 Comments »

Vinogger In this day and age of the internet and social media, people often want advice and opinions from people they know. There certainly is some value in educating oneself with information from experts but there also is value in hearing what those you know and trust have to say. The internet is the main […]

Wines of Hungary & Slovenia

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

  Have  you ever wondered how wines from overseas are brought to the United States for consumers to taste and enjoy?   The wines don’t just magically appear on store shelves instead they are specially selected and brought to the United States by importers who seek out wines of amazing quality that they want to […]

Food & Wine Pairing

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

  The key to pairing food and wine is to pick a wine that enhances the taste of the food you are eating. Red wine with meat and white wine with fish are a good general rule of thumb to follow but there are exceptions. For example, I love Pinot Noir with Salmon and if […]

Casey Flat Ranch, Amazing Wine from Remote Capay Valley AVA

Posted on June 8th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

    The Capay Valley AVA borders Napa County, Lake County, and Colusa County. If you’ve never heard of Capay Valley it’s because it’s still fairly new to wine making having only obtained AVA status in 2002.   The area is full of olive trees and fruit orchards but there are not a lot of […]

Cairdean Estate Vineyards, a new winery in St. Helena

Posted on May 31st, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

  Husband and wife team Edwin and Stacia Williams have recently opened Cairdean Estate Vineyards in St. Helena.  Stacia makes the wine and Edwin handles the business side of things including vineyard operations.  Stacia was in the software industry and Edwin was an aerospace engineer but they have now jumped head first into the wine […]

Finger Lakes Wine

Posted on May 25th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

The Finger Lakes wine region is located just south of Lake Ontario in Central New York.   The four main lakes of the Finger Lakes AVA include Canandaigua Lake, Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake.  The large deep water lakes of this region were carved out by glaciers and the soil deposits surrounding the […]

Wines of Le Marche

Posted on May 18th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Le Marche is located in central Italy between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountains along the Adriatic coast on the eastern side of the country.  Pronounced lay MAHR-kay, this region of Italy is often described as unspoiled or “authentic Italy” There are still not a lot of tourists in Le marche but there are […]