La Motte 2007 Shiraz/Viognier

Type: Dry red Made With: syrah and viognier grapes Plays Well With: Chili and other hearty fare Shiraz.  Syrah.  It’s the same grape, just a different name.  The Australians made the shiraz term familiar to us in the U.S., and … Continue reading

OBG agrees – time for a new A…

OBG agrees – time for a new AVA: Wines & Vines – Wine Industry News Headlines – Calaveras Winegrowers Seek AVA Status http://shar.es/0aYGN Like this:Like Loading… … Continue reading

Guerilla Pouring with Benjamin Spencer

    While waiting for the Rhone Rendezvous tasting at the recent Hospice du Rhone wine festival, we started chatting with winemaker and blogger Benjamin Spencer.  You can catch one of his posts here at intowine.com.  He also has a … Continue reading

Jason Haas – Tablas Creek Rosé Heaven

We’re having an insanely good lunch at the Hospice du Rhone on the last day of April – duck confit, goat cheese, roasted veggies (food was catered by The Girl and The Fig, of Sonoma, California), and it’s the rosé … Continue reading