Archive for May, 2010

Uncorked Wine Tasting Ghirardelli

Posted on May 23rd, 2010 by jeff  |  2 Comments »

Yesterday was Ghirardelli’s annual wine tasting event called Uncorked. An outdoor wine tasting with music, vendors and cooking demonstrations that is a benefit for La Cocina. Uncorked is always a good time, especially when the weather is nice. Last year it was so hot I only tasted white wine, this year it was windy and a bit cool so I only tasted the red wines.

How to Pick a Good Inexpensive Wine

Posted on May 11th, 2010 by jeff  |  No Comments »

I am often asked by friends how to pick a good wine. Generally speaking, you get what you pay for and so you can use price as a basic guide to determine which wines to pick. Usually wines can be divided into price point categories. Under $8, $8-15, $15-20, $20-$30, $30-$50 and $50 and above. […]

Daniel and Spencer Wine Tasting

Posted on May 11th, 2010 by jeff  |  10 Comments »

Last night I attended a wine tasting at Space Gallery. It was $10 prepay and $20 at the door. Daniel of the store Daniel and Spencer on Polk Street hosts these soirees every couple of months for people to come in and taste the wines he sells at his store. The crowd was for the […]

Cabernet Tasting at the Bentley Reserve

Posted on May 10th, 2010 by jeff  |  6 Comments »

This afternoon I tasted Cabernet Sauvignon from a variety of CA vineyards at a Cabernet barrel tasting. The annual event is sponsored by the California Cabernet society to showcase barrel samples from the most recent vintage. All of the wineries had 2009 barrel tastings which were honestly not really drinkable because Cabernet needs to mature […]