Amalie Robert Estate, Making Pinot Noir in Oregon

It was a pretty basic interview Anne was doing with Lisa Rigisich regarding the recent Pinot Days Los Angeles festival that happened at the end of January. Rigisich asked us to help Dena Drews and Ernie Pink pour wine from … Continue reading

Open That Bottle Night – February 25, What Will You Open?

Maybe it was the fact that John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter were writing their wine column for the Wall Street Journal, rather than a specific wine magazine. Maybe it’s the fact that Brecher and Gaiter, a husband and wife team, … Continue reading

Our Latest Tasting at Webster’s – Check Out Our Notes

What a fun time we had last Friday night with our good friends, Lori and Scott Webster at their store, Webster’s Fine Stationers, in Altadena. Not only did we have three wonderful bubblies to try, Lori provided us with some … Continue reading

Pasadena Pinot Fest – Time to Get Your Wine Geek On

Yes, it’s another Grand Tasting Festival for the pinot noir grape, but this time it’s happening in our backyard, at the Altadena Country Club. It’s the Pasadena Pinot Fest, from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11. You can go … Continue reading

Face Time with the Grape Herders – Upcoming Wine Events in SoCal

People ask us all the time where can they go to learn about wine. Well, aside from reading OddBallGrape.com on a regular basis, wine events, such as Grand Tastings and festivals, are a great opportunity to learn. You can taste … Continue reading