Sawtooth 2007 Viognier

Type: Dry white Made with: Viognier Plays well with: Cheese, light sauces, chicken dishes We’re always on the lookout for grapes in unusual places.  So Michael was pretty stoked when he found the Sawtooth 2007 Viognier from Idaho among the … Continue reading

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

Anglim Winery – What a Kit Hath Wrought

    It started somewhat insidiously – with a gift of a winemaking kit one Father’s Day. “It was god-awful disgusting stuff,” said Steve Anglim, owner and winemaker of Anglim Winery. But it was enough to get him making wine, … 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

Rounding Up the Paso Rhone Rangers

Well, we’re back home and mostly recovered from checking out the 30-odd wineries present at the 2010 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience, which happened this past Sunday. It was a particularly good day for us. We caught up with some … Continue reading

Irish Family Vineyard 2007 Viognier

Type: Dry White Made: In Calaveras County, California, With viognier grapesPlays well with: seafood, salads, mild cheeses   The 2007 Viognier from Irish Family comes with the expected florals in the nose – honeysuckle in this case. A grape of … Continue reading

Due Vigne 2006 Viognier

We picked this one up at Blackwell’s Wines and Spirits during our recent visit to the Bay Area largely on the recommendation of Sara (and pray forgive us, Sara, if we have spelled your name wrong).By Due Vigne Di Familia … Continue reading