Archive for the ‘Winery’ Category

There’s more to German Wine than Riesling…

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by vinogger  |  2 Comments »

When one thinks of German wine, Riesling most often come to mind and that makes sense considering 22 percent of the wine produced in Germany is Riesling.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good dry Riesling but there is more to German wine than just Riesling.  After all, 88 percent of German wine produced […]

Hungarian Wine

Posted on March 23rd, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Blue DanubeWine Company is an importer focusing on the wines of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro. On 3/18/14, I participated in a winechat and tasting on Twitter hosted by Protocol Wine Studio focusing on Hungarian Wine. The tasting focused on three traditional Hungarian grape varietals Kadarka, Furmint & Olasrizling. Wine has been made in Hungary since […]

6 Thanksgiving Wine Picks from CA Under $20

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

The components of a traditional  Thankgiving  dinner are typically quite diverse and usually include turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry and pumpkin pie, therefore it is a bit difficult to find just one wine to complement all of these diverse flavors  but there’s really no need to stick with just one wine.  Because the Thanksgiving meal usually includes lots of friends and family it is a perfect excuse […]

Merlot, a Varietal Worth Putting back on your Radar

Posted on October 13th, 2013 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Merlot is believed to be an offspring of Cabernet Franc and a sibling of Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot originated in the Bordeaux region of France and is the most widely planted grape there which makes sense since Merlot is one of the primary grapes used in Bordeaux wine.  With approximately 720,000 acres of Merlot […]

Unique White Wine Varietals Worth Seeking Out this Summer

Posted on June 9th, 2013 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

When you think of white wine, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris most commonly to come to mind, but there are some great lesser known white varietals that you should consider giving a try this summer when you are in the mood for some white wine. Assyrtiko Assyrtiko grapes originally hail from the island of […]

St. Helena

Posted on May 12th, 2013 by vinogger  |  2 Comments »

Located in the heart of Napa Valley, St Helena is a beautiful town with amazing restaurants, cool boutiques, luxurious spas and phenomenal wines.  St. Helena is the epitome of wine country and appears to be almost conjured up as an image that a  Hollywood set might portray as wine country, but St. Helena is the […]

Planning A Bachelorette Weekend In Napa

Posted on January 2nd, 2012 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

If you love wine and are celebrating your last days as a single girl or guy or if you are planning a bachelorette celebration for a wine loving friend then I highly recommend planning a get together in wine country. Everyone loves beautiful countryside, good food and of course great wine and if everyone attending […]

Planning a Wine Country Wedding

Posted on November 1st, 2011 by vinogger  |  5 Comments »

If you love wine and want a unique memorable venue for your wedding then consider getting married at a winery or in wine country. You can choose a winery close to your home or you might want to consider a destination wedding and find a venue the Finger Lakes, Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara or even overseas […]