Archive for the ‘Food and Wine’ 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, […]

Why Wine Blogs Matter

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by vinogger  |  6 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 […]

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 […]

3 Fun Gift Ideas for the Wine Lover on your List

Posted on December 5th, 2013 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

The holidays are just around the corner and that means  lots of great food and wine,  crazy shopping malls and the need to come up with unique and fun gifts for everyone on your list.  If  you are buying a gift for a wine lover, besides wine of course,  consider wine gadgets, tickets to wine events […]

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 […]

4 Tips for Picking a Thanksgiving Wine

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by vinogger  |  1 Comment »

Thanksgiving generally means turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, so what wine will make a good pairing and compliment a traditional Thanksgiving meal?  To be perfectly honest there is no one wine that will pair perfectly with all of the different and diverse flavors of Thanksgiving but there are many wines that will not […]

SOMM: a documentary film about wine worth watching

Posted on July 6th, 2013 by vinogger  |  2 Comments »

The Master Sommelier exam is offered once a year in the United States over the course of 3 days in Texas. This year’s test is actually set to take place in just a few days July 8-11. The Master Sommerlier test consists of 3 parts, theory, service and tasting.  Only advanced sommeliers are invited to […]

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 […]

Wine and Baseball

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 by vinogger  |  1 Comment »

Twice a year, the San Francsico Giants host Winefest at AT&T Park. The Winefest event includes pre-game wine tasting in Seals Plaza, a collector’s edition wine stopper and a chance to watch the San Francidsco Giants play some baseball. Winefest I on May 9 had wines to taste from several of Californias wine regions including […]