Archive for the ‘Apellation’ Category

Malbec, the Pride of Argentina

Posted on April 16th, 2017 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Malbec is a deep dark purple colored grape that originated in the southwest of France and is one of 5 varietals used in Bordeaux blends.As a varietal, Malbec has generally not done well growing in French climate and has been susceptible to rot and pests.  In France, 100% Malbec is only made in Cahors. Malbec […]

Sonoma Rosé perfect for summer and the rest of the year too

Posted on August 14th, 2016 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

    Rosé wine used to get a bad wrap from serious wine drinkers. I am not sure if that is because of its pink color or because in the U.S. the rosé that was available was often not of the highest quality, but these days there are some amazing Rosé wines worth trying. Rosé, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Anderson Valley

Posted on February 19th, 2012 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

The Anderson Valley is an American Viticultural Area located in Mendocino County 10-15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The area has wide temperature fluctuations with cool nights and mornings and warm days meaning sometimes the difference between the daily high and low temperatures can be as much as 40-50 degrees. The elevation in Anderson Valley […]

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 […]

Lake County an undiscovered venue with great wine!

Posted on July 6th, 2011 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Often when people think of Northern California wine they think of wine from Napa or Sonoma county but if you travel a bit further north up Highway 101 to Lake County you can find some beautiful wineries with delicious wines.  In addition Lake County boasts some wonderful and quaint towns with beautiful views of Clearlake and […]